What Is Nicki Minaj Planning for the 'VMAs'?

"GMA" takes an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the rapper's "VMA" performance.
2:18 | 08/22/14

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much and now to our exclusive behind-the-scenes with one of the headliners from Sunday night's mtv video music awards. If they handed out one of these moon statues for the most shocking things, Nicki Minaj make take it home. One on one with the star as she preps for the big night. ? Pills and potion ? Reporter: The chart topping rapper earning $29 million last year alone. Minaj's momentum since hitting the scene since 2010 can't be denied from social media to endorsement deals, even a turn on the silver screen and back to her roots this summer delivering new music including smash hit collaborations. Put on an album in over 2 1/2 years so for me to still be relevant, I want to say thank you to pie fans for keeping my name is live. Reporter: She sat down with "Gma" for a promo shoot teasing her performance Sunday night. I remember being little and watching the TV to see who was performing on the VMAs. ? Boy toy sheath. She remain tight lipped on the details with taking the stage on "Anaconda." Frenzy it's sparking on the internet is no secret. What was the inspiration behind it particularly for you. I wanted to reinstate something because of the shift in pop culture even hip-hop men are really glorifying the less curvy body. I wanted to say, hey, ladies, you're beautiful. Reporter: Something else she loves is the creative journey she's taken on her upcoming album out later this year. I think having more experiences and adding that with being a writer it makes for a great album. I'm making sure to give people what they love and at the same time I'm going to push the envelope ? starships ? Reporter: For "Good morning America," Rachel smith, ABC news, Los Angeles. Cannot wait to see what Nicki

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