2022 MTV VMAs: Hosts announced for "new and unique approach"

Newark, New Jersey - Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow, and LL Cool J have been unveiled as the triple threat that will emcee this year's MTV Video Music Awards!

Nicki Minaj (m), Jack Harlow, and LL Cool J have been unveiled as the emcees for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards!
Nicki Minaj (m), Jack Harlow, and LL Cool J have been unveiled as the emcees for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards!  © Collage: CINDY ORD / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP & MIKE COPPOLA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA & THEO WARGO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA

On Thursday, MTV confirmed that the hip-hop trio will split emceeing duties at this year's VMAs.

Per its official announcement, this year's ceremony will "take a new and unique approach" that is completely different from the traditional "hosting" gig in previous years.

While Minaj and the LL Cool J are VMA veterans, Harlow will not only make his debut as a host but also as a performer during the show.

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The 24-year-old artist is tied for the most VMA nominations this year with seven.

Meanwhile, Minaj will receive the event's greatest and most prestigious honor, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, while also pulling double hosting and performing duties. It's the first time she'll be playing the VMAs since 2018.

LL Cool J, who was the first rapper to receive the Vanguard award in 1997, last appeared as a VMAs presenter in 2000. Knowing how much the Mama Said Knock You Out artist loves the stage, there could be a chance that he'll pull a surprise performance himself!

Other expected musical acts include Lizzo, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, and Panic! At The Disco.

The VMAs airs on August 28 at 8 PM EDT, from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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