Rihanna, Nicki Minaj to premiere ‘Fly’ video at MTV VMAs 2011

Pair will debut their video collaboration during awards pre-show

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj will premiere the video for their collaboration ‘Fly’ at this Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards (August 28).

The video for the track, which features on Minaj’s debut LP ‘Pink Friday’, is set to be shown for the first time during the awards pre-show, which takes place in Los Angeles this weekend.

Earlier this year, Minaj spoke to E! News about the video and said:

We’re going to save the world in more ways than one with the video and that’s all I can say about that… I love Ri-Ri! I mean, when she’s not grabbing my ass she’s a real sweet girl.

Adele will also make her VMA’s debut at this year’s ceremony, with her video for ‘Rolling In The Deep’ nominated for seven awards, while Lil Wayne will also perform on the eve of the release of his new album ‘Tha Carter IV’, which hits shelves on August 29.

Legendary crooner Tony Bennett will also be present to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse by performing a rendition of the song ‘Body And Soul’, the track he recorded with the late singer for his forthcoming duets album. Adele and Lady Gaga are expected to join Bennett onstage for the performance.

Speaking of the planned tribute, Winehouse’s father Mitch said:

“Our family is honored that the VMA‘s are giving Amy this wonderful tribute. We know that Amy‘s performance of ‘Rehab‘ at the MTV Movie Awards played an important part in Amy‘s worldwide success.”

Chris Brown is also due to perform at this year’s ceremony, while Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Kanye West and Pitbull are all expected to attend.