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TNT Nabs Nicki Minaj to Perform at 'NBA Awards' Event

Global hip hop star/entertainer Nicki Minaj will perform during TNT’s June 26 NBA Awards special, the network said Thursday (May 25).

The New York-based special will feature, for the first time, all of the NBA’s top awards honoring the league’s best performers, TNT said. 

Actor/rapper Drake will host the special, which will include the presentations of the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year awards, network officials said. 

In addition, six new awards voted on by fans via social media will also be presented, according to the network.