Who is performing at MTV's Video Music Awards (VMA) on Tuesday?

MTV's VMAs take place on Tuesday. Why should you watch? Here are the performers set to show up.

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MTV's Video Music Awards takes place on Tuesday live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey at 8 pm ET. The awards are non-organic, but who cares about music awards anyway? We want to turn in for the performers, right?

Nicki Minaj will emcee. So that in itself should be fantastic. What will she wear and what will she say? Will it be scripted? You'll have to watch to find out.

And each VMA gets a bit more global and gets more artists of color involved. This makes the show much better than four decades ago. Heck, now the program is even more worth watching.

Performers scheduled to show up at MTV's Video Music Awards on Tuesday

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion will perform "Bongos."

Shakira will be the first South American musical artist to receive the Video Vanguard Award. That honor sounds like something between being voyeuristic and being nominated for some Swedish film award. Either, I think it's a cool honor. Shakira is awesome, nonetheless.

Anitta, Karol G and Peso Pluma will round out the Latin musical awards who will be performing. In all honesty, MTV has done a much better job of including artists who aren't white male artists since the first VMAs in 1984. In other words, the show is much better.

Lil Wayne will be among the hip-hop artists that will appear. Metro Boomin will perform with Future, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Swae Lee and NAV, so yeah. That will be amazing.

Sean "Diddy" Combs is set to receive the Global Icon Award. Odd that it took decades for him to receive such an award, but then this is MTV, after all. Diddy will also perform on the show.

To honor the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Darryl “DMC” Daniels and Doug E. Fresh will all participate. This is scheduled to happen at the end of the program. Of course, you will now need to stay up for the entire show because of this.

Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo and Demi Lovato are among the pop artists who will show up. Will Doja Cat insult her fans while on stage? Stay tuned.

Fall Out Boy and Måneskin are your rock performers. Are they AC/DC or the Smiths? No, they aren't as good. But they will do, I guess.

Stray Kids and TOMORROW X TOGETHER will get the K-pop fans watching. And there are a lot of them. Heck, maybe even you are one.

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