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Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift will perform at the MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj will reportedly perform the hit song 'Bang Bang' with singers Ariana Grande and Jessie J. Taylor Swift is set to take the stage – will she sing her new single 'Shake It Off'? Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is set to release her new album, 'The Pink Print,' later this year.

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Nicki Minaj, pictured here accepting the award for best female hip hop artist at the 2014 BET Awards, is set to perform at the MTV VMA Awards on Aug. 24.

The MTV Video Music Awards will open with a "Bang."

Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Jessie J will kick off Sunday's awards show with their new song, "Bang Bang." It will be the first time the trio performs the Top 10 hit.

Grande and Minaj will also perform separately during the VMAs, to air live from the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Beyonce is the top nominee and will compete for eight awards, including video of the year for "Drunk in Love." She will also receive the Michael Jackson video vanguard award.

Beyonce will take the stage Sunday night, where other performers include Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, and Iggy Azalea, who has seven nominations.

Eminem is also nominated for seven moonmen.

Swift released her new song “Shake It Off” earlier this week and announced that her upcoming album “1989" will be released this October. The singer said during a live stream that “1989” will be her “first documented, official pop album.” Swift said she was inspired to write “Shake” after discovering that “people can say whatever they want about us, at any time. The only thing we can control is our reaction to that.”

Meanwhile, Minaj, who recently released a new single, "Anaconda," told MTV earlier this month that her new album, titled “The Pink Print,” will be released “in the fourth quarter of the year.”

“Sonically I think the album sounds so amazing,” she said. “And there are so many surprises on the album. I had [rapper] Drake come by the studio the other day and he was like ‘Oh my God, you’re talking about new stuff, I’m so proud of you.’ And that’s what I’m most excited about. I’m speaking about new things on this album. I’m excited I’m not allowing anyone else to define what the album is going to be.”

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