Talk about a combination of dangerously talented women!
Ariana Grande will take the stage with Nicki Minaj at the 2016 VMAs to perform their collaboration, “Side by Side,” off of the 22-year-old singer’s most recent album, Dangerous Woman MTV announced on Wednesday.
A source told ET that the two would perform together, adding that the epic duet would showcase Grande “as we’ve never seen her.”
“When you take the stage at the VMAs you step into another world,” Grande says in a promo video for the show. “It’s not just a performance, it’s a statement.”
Meanwhile, the network also revealed some of the stars who will be presenting during the show, including Kim Kardashian West, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Alicia Keys, Ansel Elgort, Bebe Rexha, Fifth Harmony, Jaden Smith, Shameik Moore and Tove Lo.
Key & Peele partners Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will also appear during the show, MTV announced, as well as DJ Khaled, outgoing SNL cast member Jay Pharoah, and Girl Code star Nicole Byer. The latter three will provide most of the commentary for the awards.
MTV previously announced that Britney Spears will return for her first VMA performance in nine years to sing her latest hit, “Make Me…”
Now, get yourself hyped up for Grande and Minaj’s sure-to-be-incredible performance by checking out the video below of the “Dangerous Woman” singer absolutely nailing a cover of Whitney Houston.
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards air live from Madison Square Garden in NYC on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
by Alex Ungerman