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Minaj: I’m anxious about EMAs

Nicki Minaj has been having “a lot of anxiety” over hosting the MTV European Music Awards on Sunday.

The 31-year-old Anaconda singer is both performing at and hosting the MTV awards ceremony’s 20th anniversary edition on Sunday, which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland.

And although she’s excited, apparently she’s not immune to stress.

“I was having a lot of anxiety yesterday actually because I know there is a lot of pressure and it’s a big job and I always want to give my best and be amazing,” she told MTV the day before the show.

But the star is approaching her duties in a professional manner and says practicing has helped ease her nerves. She is now ready to perform and speak in front of her industry peers.

“After I rehearsed yesterday I felt a lot better,” she said. “It’s going to be a really, really fun show.”

Nicki has an enormous following being one of the biggest female rappers and singers in pop music right now. And she’s pretty confident her performance on Sunday’s stage will go down in history.

“Oh my God, everything I do I’m remembered,” she gushed. “Are you kidding me? You know damn well they are going to remember Nicki Minaj hosting the show.”

As well as announcing nominees, Nicki is also in the mix for a few awards of her own. She is nominated for Best Female, Best Look, Best Hip Hop and Biggest Fans.

Alicia Keys and Ariana Grande are also set to perform on the night. Calvin Harris was also on the lineup but he pulled out on Saturday because he has apparently “taken ill”.

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