The music industry is gearing up for one of the biggest nights of the year as some big names are set to head to the MTV Video Music Awards tomorrow night (August 6) and it has been revealed that Nicki Minaj will take to the stage with a surprise guest for her performance.
The rapper will join the already jam-packed line-up for the annual MTV awards show which will also see One Direction, Pink, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Green Day perform live.
With her Young Money family all in tow for the awards, it is thought that Lil Wayne could join Minaj onstage along with 2 Chainz, who is set to make his debut at the awards.
Nicki Minaj will take to the stage at this year's MTV VMAs (Wenn)
The likes of Rihanna and Drake are set to attend as both are nominated for a total of five awards including their collaborative single 'Take Care'.
Last year's big winner Katy Perry has picked up four nominations, while Beyonce, Coldplay and Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch The Throne' all have three.
The Video of the Year category also sees nominations for 'Wide Awake' by Katy Perry, Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' and 'Bad Girls' by M.I.A.
One Direction have picked up nominations in the Best New Artist category and Best Pop Video but they will have to fight off Justin Bieber for that one!
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MTV VMA Nominations 2012