Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj have been tapped to perform at the 2012 MTV VMAs.
+ Y’all ready for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards tomorrow at 8 p.m. E.T./P.T.? Time to get even more stoked as Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj (with a secret guest), and 2 Chainz have been added to the already stellar list of performers. Also, Rihanna will be joined by A$AP Rocky to open the show. (MTV News)
+ Though Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong was hospitalized in Bologna, Italy, on Sunday, forcing the group to cancel a performance that evening, he is reportedly on the mend and WILL perform with the group at the VMAs. (MTV News)
+ K-Pop phenom Psy, also known as the guy who blew up the internet with “Gangnam Style” (and he’ll be at the VMAs), has signed to Scooter Braun’s Schoolboy Records. Braun manages Justin Bieber and The Wanted, and signed Carly Rae Jepsen to his label. (MTV News)
+ VMA performer Alicia Keys released another version of “Girl On Fire” yesterday. Listen to “Girl On Fire (Blue Light).” She premiered “Girl On Fire (Inferno)” featuring Nicki Minaj on Monday. (Idolator)
+ Nicki Minaj opened up to Rolling Stone about childhood abuse at the hands of her drug-abusing father, which she says fuels her ambition. “I would go in my room and kneel down at the foot of my bed and pray that god would make me rich so that I could take care of my mother,” she revealed. (Rolling Stone)
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