Nicki Minaj, David Guetta To Open American Music Awards

Rapper and French DJ have collaborated on 'Where Them Girls At?'

Nicki Minaj is up for two American Music Awards, and she will host the A-list bash with Pitbull.

Now comes word that the colorful MC will also take the stage. She's set to kick off the show with David Guetta.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the duo who recorded the track "Where Them Girls At?" for Guetta's album Nothing but the Beat will start the party, which will also include performances by Chris Brown, Katy Perry, LMFAO, Marc Anthony, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Pitbull and Maroon 5.

Guetta and Minaj began their love affair when they hit the studio to record the club track. When MTV News spoke to Guetta, the French DJ had only the nicest things to say about the fiery rapper.

"It was an amazing start working together because I really wanted to work some more with her. I'm a really huge fan. To be honest, it's very rare that I call artists — most of the time they call me. I've been chasing her for like a year because I really wanted to work with her," Guetta confessed.

Minaj has made it clear that the love goes both ways. "He really is a master — a master at his craft," Minaj said earlier this year. "He's got it down pat. For me to link up with him, I'm just honored that he was reaching out. When I met him, I liked him instantly. He's sweet, he's humble, he's funny, and he's just a person you want to be around."

To see what these two have up their sleeves at the show, check out the AMAs when they are broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 20 at 8 p.m. on ABC. The show will be preceded by a one-hour red-carpet special at 7 p.m.