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Nicki Minaj lands on the moon

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Will Minaj take home
a moonman?

With three nominations under her belt, female MC Nicki Minaj is headed for the stars tonight at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

Nicki Minaj's journey to the VMAs and her rise to fame

Hollywood has fallen captive to Nicki's bold style and out-there stage presence and, much like her female competitors in the pop industry, she isn't afriad to stand out.

Nicki Minaj's no shame policy has landed her three nominations and she'll be strutting her stuff on the red carpet tonight hoping to take home moonmen for best hip hop video, best female video and best collaboration. Prep for the show and see how Nicki caught her big break.

We're sending lots of love Nicki's way as she preps for the final results of the 2011 VMAs. Who do you think will win for best female video? Comment below! Indulge in all the VMA coverage >>

Image courtesy of Wenn/Will Alexander

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