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Red Hot Chili Peppers Receive MTV Global Icon Award

At the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the Global Icon Award.

As part of the presentation Anthony Kiedis and company will perform and collect the prestigious accolade at this year’s star-studded ceremony on August 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

During the 2000 awards ceremony, the band – including Kiedis, Chad Smith, John Frusciante, and Flea – accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for ‘Californication’. 

This year’s MJ Vanguard Video trophy will go to rap megastar Nicki Minaj who said: “I’m receiving the Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 #VMAs! You DO NOT !!!! I REPEAT!!!! You do NOTTTTTT want to miss my performance – Sunday August 28 at 8p on @MTV.” The musician (born Onika Tanya Maraj) will take the stage with Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid and Panic! At The Disco, Maneskin and Jack Harlow. 

About this year’s video honor, Bruce Gillmer, Paramount’s president of music, music talent, programming and events and Music for Paramount COO stated “Nicki has broken barriers for women in hip-hop with her versatility and creative artistry. She has shifted the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style and continuing to be unapologetically ‘Nicki.'”

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Author: Saul Goode

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