Nicki Minaj said 6ix9ine wasn’t approved to perform at 2018 VMAs

“I really fought’

August 21, 2018
Nicki Minaj said 6ix9ine wasn’t approved to perform at 2018 VMAs NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Nicki Minaj attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City.   Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for MTV

Nicki Minaj says she "fought" to have 6ix9ine perform their "Fefe" collaboration at the 2018 VMAs but, ultimately, the performance wasn't approved.

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"I wanted him to perform with me at the VMAs and somewhere along the line he didn't get approved to perform by the powers that be," Minaj said during the latest episode of Queen Radio. "I don't want anyone to think for a second that I wouldn't invite him to perform his hit record. I want everyone to know my character. I really fought. It is what it is. When I know somebody there's nothing you can tell me about [them]. That's just how it is."

Minaj performed a medley of songs, including her verse from "FeFe" and new music from her album Queen during the awards show.

The FADER has reached out to MTV for comment.

Nicki Minaj said 6ix9ine wasn’t approved to perform at 2018 VMAs