Nicki Minaj showcases 4 looks as she hosts 2023 MTV Video Music Awards

Nicki Minaj’s quick change! Rapper wears FOUR jaw-dropping looks as she hosts 2023 MTV Video Music Awards for second consecutive year

Nicki Minaj fulfilled her 2023 MTV Video Music Awards hosting duties in four different looks. 

The 40-year-old rap star wore a pink Dolce & Gabbana gown with a matching veil for her first outfit of the night.

The look boasted a corset with front-facing hooks as well as lacy, sheer elements throughout.

The New York native later switched into a red catsuit and black leather to-the-knee boots with a stiletto heel.

The hitmaker also performed new music in a huge black coat with a slip dress underneath before finally rocking a brown Yves Saint Laurent ensemble.

First look! Nicki Minaj fulfilled her 2023 MTV Video Music Awards hosting duties in four different looks

Fiery: The New York native later switched into a red catsuit and black leather to-the-knee boots with a stiletto heel

With her baby pink getup, the trendsetter wore a long and lustrous black lace front wig with a deep center part.

She was made up with pink shadow covering her eyelids and her signature heavy black winged eyeliner.

The mother-of-one played up her ample cleavage in the strapless dress and she wore exposed pink briefs underneath.

Large, round drop earrings hung from her ears and the entertainer displayed an excessively long, bedazzled, pointy manicure.

At another point in the show, which she hosted for the second year in a row, Nicki put on her music hat.

She delivered a heartfelt, poignant performance cloaked in a floor-length puffy black coat.

As she transitioned songs, debuting a portion of a tune called Big Difference, she ditched her outer layer.

A sheer, stone-covered black dress with a bra-like bodice was revealed and her black thong underwear showed under the see-through material. 

Revealing: The rap songstress dazzled in a sheer beaded dress that showed off her curves

Layers: The hitmaker performed new music in a huge black coat with a slip dress underneath

Near the end of her performance the fashionista stripped off the coat

For her ultimate fashion statement of the evening, the longtime music artist wore a monochrome brown getup.

Her figure was hugged in yet another sheer outfit – also another catsuit.

It had a mock neck and long sleeves, and the fashionista topped it with a leather trench coat.  

The style maven teamed the look with pointy-toe, caramel-colored, knee-high boots.

She accessorized with a pair of large, deep brown-tinted shield sunglasses that obscured her dark eyes.

Nicki’s hair was also different as she modeled two space buns separated by a straight middle part.

There was a chopstick poked through either one, and the rest of the hair flowed freely in soft, tightly textured waves.

Last one: Her final fashion statement was a brown Yves Saint Laurent ensemble

Footwear: The style maven teamed the look with caramel-colored knee-high boots

Airing live in more than 150 countries, the global production spotlights the best music videos of the past year with performances, tributes and fashion-forward appearances from music industry heavy hitters.

A new award category was introduced this year titled ‘Show of the Summer,’ and fans got to decide who took home the moon man prize.

Shakira received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and hip-hop icon Diddy received the Global Icon Award.

This year, the entire list of Artist of the Year contenders was comprised of female artists for the first time ever, with Taylor Swift leading with the most nominations.

MTV Video Music Awards 2023: WINNERS

 Video of the Year

Doja Cat – ‘Attention’ 

Miley Cyrus – ‘Flowers’ 

Nicki Minaj – ‘Super Freaky Girl’

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘vampire’ 

Sam Smith, Kim Petras – ‘Unholy’

SZA – ‘Kill Bill’ 

Taylor Swift – ‘Anti-Hero’ (WINNER)

Taylor Swift won Video Of The Year for her song Anti-Hero, which she directed


Artist of the Year:


Doja Cat


Nicki Minaj


Taylor Swift (WINNER)


Song of the Year:

Miley Cyrus – ‘Flowers’

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘vampire’ 

Rema + Selena Gomez – ‘Calm Down’ 

Sam Smith, Kim Petras – ‘Unholy’

Steve Lacy – ‘Bad Habit’

SZA – ‘Kill Bill’

Taylor Swift – ‘Anti-Hero’ (WINNER)


Best New Artist:


Ice Spice (WINNER)


Peso Pluma


Reneé Rapp


Push Performance of the Year:

August 2022: Saucy Santana – ‘Booty’

September 2022: Stephen Sanchez – ‘Until I Found You’ 

October 2022: JVKE – ‘golden hour’

November 2022: Flo Milli – ‘Conceited’

December 2022: Reneé Rapp – ‘Colorado’

January 2023: Sam Ryder – ‘All The Way Over’

February 2023: Armani White – ‘GOATED’

March 2023: FLETCHER – ‘Becky’s So Hot’

April 2023: TOMORROW X TOGETHER – ‘Sugar Rush Ride’ (WINNER)

May 2023: Ice Spice – ‘Princess Diana’

June 2023: FLO – ‘Losing You’ 

July 2023: Lauren Spencer Smith – ‘That Part’


Best Collaboration:

David Guetta + Bebe Rexha – ‘I’m Good (Blue)’ 

Post Malone, Doja Cat – ‘I Like You (A Happier Song)’ 

Diddy ft. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, Yung Miami – ‘Gotta Move On’ 

KAROL G, Shakira – ‘TQG’ (WINNER)

Metro Boomin with The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy – ‘Creepin’ (Remix)’

Rema + Selena Gomez – ‘Calm Down’ 

Shakira and Karol G took home 'Best Collaboration' for their hit 'TQG'


Best Pop:

Demi Lovato – ‘Swine’

Dua Lipa – ‘Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album)’ 

Ed Sheeran – ‘Eyes Closed’

Miley Cyrus – ‘Flowers’ 

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘vampire’ 


Taylor Swift – ‘Anti-Hero’ (WINNER)


Best Hip-Hop:

Diddy ft. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, Yung Miami – ‘Gotta Move On’

DJ Khaled ft. Drake + Lil Baby – ‘STAYING ALIVE’ 

GloRilla + Cardi B – ‘Tomorrow 2’

Lil Uzi Vert – ‘Just Wanna Rock’ 

Lil Wayne ft. Swizz Beatz + DMX – ‘Kant Nobody’

Metro Boomin ft Future – ‘Superhero (Heroes and Villains)’ 

Nicki Minaj – ‘Super Freaky Girl’ (WINNER)

Nicki Minaj won the 'Best Hip-Hip' gong for her 'Super Freaky Girl' music video


Best R+B:

Alicia Keys ft. Lucky Daye – ‘Stay’ 

Chlöe ft. Chris Brown – ‘How Does It Feel’

Metro Boomin with The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy – ‘Creepin’ (Remix)’

SZA – ‘Shirt’

Toosii – ‘Favorite Song’

Yung Bleu + Nicki Minaj – ‘Love In The Way’


Best Alternative:

blink-182 – ‘EDGING’ 

boygenius – ‘the film’ 

Fall Out Boy – ‘Hold Me Like A Grudge’

Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste – ‘Candy Necklace’ (WINNER)

Paramore – ‘This Is Why’

Thirty Seconds To Mars – ‘Stuck’ 


Best Rock:

Foo Fighters – ‘The Teacher’

Linkin Park – ‘Lost (Original Version)’

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Tippa My Tongue’


Metallica – ‘Lux Æterna’

Muse – ‘You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween’


Best Latin:

Anitta – ‘Funk Rave’ (WINNER)

Bad Bunny – ‘WHERE SHE GOES’

Eslabon Armado, Peso Pluma – ‘Ella Baila Sola’ 

KAROL G, Shakira – ‘TQG’ 


Shakira – ‘Acróstico’

Anitta took home the Best Latin award for 'Funk Rave'


Group of the Year:

Blackpink – (WINNER)

Fifty Fifty


Jonas Brothers




Tomorrow x Together


Album of the Year:

Beyoncé – Renaissance

Drake and 21 Savage – Her Loss

Metro Boomin – Heroes & Villains

Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation


Taylor Swift – Midnights (WINNER)


Video Vanguard Award: Shakira (WINNER)

Shakira was this year's Video Vanguard Award recipient

Best K-Pop:

aespa – ‘Girls’ 

BLACKPINK – ‘Pink Venom’ 


SEVENTEEN – ‘Super’ 

Stray Kids – ‘S-Class’ (WINNER)

TOMORROW X TOGETHER – ‘Sugar Rush Ride’ 


Best Afrobeats:

Ayra Starr – ‘Rush’

Burna Boy – ‘It’s Plenty’ 

Davido ft. Musa Keys – ‘UNAVAILABLE’

Fireboy DML + Asake – ‘Bandana’ 

Libianca – ‘People’

Rema + Selena Gomez – ‘Calm Down’ (WINNER) 

Wizkid ft Ayra Starr– ‘2 Sugar’ 

Rema and Selena Gomez won Best Afrobeats video for their collaborative track 'Calm Down'


Video for Good:

Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You (Orchestral)

Bad Bunny – ‘El Apagón – Aquí Vive Gente’

Demi Lovato – ‘Swine’ 

Dove Cameron – ‘Breakfast’ (WINNER)

Imagine Dragons – ‘Crushed’

Maluma – ‘La Reina’ 


Best Direction:

Doja Cat – ‘Attention’ – – Directed by Tanu Muiño

Drake – ‘Falling Back’ – Director X (Julien Christian Lutz)

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Count Me Out’ – Directed by Dave Free + Kendrick Lamar 

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Her’ – Directed by Colin Tilley

Sam Smith, Kim Petras – ‘Unholy’ – Directed by Floria Sigismondi

SZA – ‘Kill Bill’  – Directed by Christian Breslauer

Taylor Swift – ‘Anti-Hero’ – Directed by Taylor Swift (WINNER)

Taylor Swift won Best Direction for her song 'Anti-Hero'


Best Cinematography:

Adele – ‘I Drink Wine’  – Cinematography by Adam Newport-Berra

Ed Sheeran – ‘Eyes Closed’ – Cinematography by Natasha Baier

Janelle Monae – ‘Lipstick Lover’  – Cinematography by Allison Anderson

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Count Me Out’ – Cinematography by Adam Newport-Berra

Miley Cyrus – ‘Flowers’ – Cinematography by Marcell Rev

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘vampire’ – Cinematography by Russ Fraser

Taylor Swift – ‘Anti-Hero’  – Cinematography by Rina Yang (WINNER)


Best Visual Effects:

Fall Out Boy – ‘Love From The Other Side’ – Visual Effects by Thomas Bailey and Josh Shaffner

Harry Styles – ‘Music For A Sushi Restaurant’  – Visual Effects by Chelsea Delfino and Black Kite Studios

Melanie Martinez – ‘VOID’  – Visual Effects by Carbon

Nicki Minaj – ‘Super Freaky Girl’ – Visual Effects by Max Colt and Sergio Mashevskyi

Sam Smith, Kim Petras – ‘Unholy’ – Visual Effects by Max Colt / FRENDER

Taylor Swift – ‘Anti-Hero’ – Visual Effects by Parliament (WINNER)


Best Choreography:

BLACKPINK – ‘Pink Venom’  – Choreography by Kiel Tutin, Sienna Lalau, Lee Jung (YGX), Taryn Cheng (YGX) (WINNER)

Dua Lipa – ‘Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album)’ – Choreography by Charm LaDonna

Jonas Brothers – ‘Waffle House’ – Choreography by Jerry Reece

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Her’ –- Choreography by Sean Bankhead

Panic! At The Disco – ‘Middle Of A Breakup’ – Choreography by Monika Felice Smith

Sam Smith, Kim Petras – ‘Unholy’ – Choreography by (LA)HORDE – Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel


Best Art Direction:

boygenius – ‘the film’ – Art Direction by Jen Dunlap

BLACKPINK – ‘Pink Venom – Art Direction by Seo Hyun Seung (GIGANT)

Doja Cat – ‘Attention’ – Art Direction by Spencer Graves (WINNER)

Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste – ‘Candy Necklace’ – Art Direction by Brandon Mendez

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Her’  – Art Direction by Niko Philipides

SZA – ‘Shirt’ – Art Direction by Kate Bunch


Best Editing:

BLACKPINK – ‘Pink Venom’ – Editing by Seo Hyun Seung (GIGANT)

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Rich Spirit’ – Edited by Grason Caldwell

Miley Cyrus – ‘River’ – Edited by Brandan Walter

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘vampire’ – Edited by Sofia Kerpan and David Checel (WINNER)

SZA – ‘Kill Bill’ – Edited by Luis Caraza Peimbert

Taylor Swift – ‘Anti-Hero’ – Edited by Chancler Haynes

The music video for Olivia Rodrigo's hit 'Vampire' took home the Best Editing award


Song of the Summer:

Beyoncé – ‘Cuff It’

Billie Eilish – ‘What Was I Made For?’ (From The Motion Picture Barbie)

Doja Cat – ‘Paint the Town Red’

Doechii featuring Kodak Black – ‘What It Is (Block Boy)’

Dua Lipa – ‘Dance the Night’ (From the Barbie Album)

Fifty Fifty – ‘Cupid’

Gunna – ‘Fukumean’

Jung Kook featuring Latto – ‘Seven’ (WINNER)

Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice – ‘Barbie World’ (with Aqua) [From Barbie The Album]

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Vampire’

SZA – ‘Kill Bill’

Taylor Swift featuring Ice Spice – ‘Karma’

Tomorrow X Together and Jonas Brothers – ‘Do It Like That’

Luke Combs – ‘Fast Car’

Troye Sivan – ‘Rush’

Yng Lvcas & Peso Pluma – ‘La Bebe’ (Remix)

Show of the Summer:




Ed Sheeran

Karol G

Taylor Swift (WINNER)


Global Icon Award: Diddy (WINNER) 

Diddy received the Global Icon Award

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