August 28, 2015


Nicki Minaj to Open 2015 VMAs, Full Performers & Presenters List Revealed

Al Pereira/WireImage
Al Pereira/WireImage

Update (8/28): On the Friday before the awards show, we've got our opener: None other than Nicki Minaj will open the 2015 MTV VMAs. She's rumored to give the first TV performance of upcoming single "Trini Dem Girls" too.

The MC initially announced she'd be playing with a sonogram picture showing someone pregnant with a MTV Moonman inside on Instagram. Nick has since deleted the pic, but MTV's got it right here.

The performance comes hot off the heels after VMA host Miley Cyrus shared her thoughts with The New York Times about Nicki's outrageoutrage over her videos being snubbed at show, telling the paper, "What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite."

Read on for the rest of the performers, presenters and red carpet attendees, then check out the 2015 VMA nominees right here.


  • Nick Jonas (performing "Levels") 
  • Walk the Moon (performing "Shut Up and Dance")

Award Show:

  • Nicki Minaj
  • Justin Bieber (performing "What Do You Mean")
  • The Weeknd (performing "I Can't Feel My Face") 
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 
  • Tori Kelly 
  • Demi Lovato 
  • Pharrell 
  • Twenty One Pilots & A$AP Rocky


  • Britney Spears
  • Rita Ora
  • Miguel 
  • John Legend
  • Ne-Yo
  • Ice Cube
  • O'Shea Jackson, Jr.
  • Rebel Wilson
  • Serayah
  • Jussie Smollett
  • Kylie Jenner
  • Emily Ratajkowski

Red Carpet Attendees:

  • Taylor Swift
  • Fifth Harmony
  • Jeremy Scott
  • CL
  • Big Sean
  • Bruno Mars
  • Charlie Puth
  • Colbie Caillat
  • E-40
  • Fall Out Boy
  • FKA Twigs
  • Mark Ronson
  • OMI
  • Vance Joy
  • Wale