Nikki Minaj To Open 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Last year's performance of 'Anaconda' was one of the show's most memorable moments

Nikki Minaj performs 'Anaconda' on the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Nikki Minaj is having…a Moonman!

The controversial rapper — and former AMERICAN IDOL judge — has been tapped to open this Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

The announcement comes as rumors swirl around the Internet that Minaj, and hip-hop heavyweight Meek Mill are eight weeks pregnant.  So far, the “Starships” singer has denied the reports…

But you never know what will happen at the VMA’s — where Madonna famously kissed Britney Spears in 2003 and Kanye West grabbed the microphone away from Taylor Swift in the middle of an acceptance speech in 2009.

(This year, Swift — who ended up becoming the much bigger star — has an opportunity to exact revenge against West when he is honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award)

This year’s program will be hosted by Miley Cyrus and is scheduled to include musical performances by Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots.

Minaj’s performance of “Anaconda” was one of the highlights of last year’s extravaganza.  We’re betting she will up the ante…

THE 2015 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS air September 30 at 9:00 PM on MTV.

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