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Cardi B to make surprise performance at 2022 AMAs after Takeoff’s death

Cardi B is ready to “Pull Up” at the 2022 American Music Awards.

The rapper, 30, makes a surprise appearance and performs at the awards show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night, Page Six can exclusively confirm.

Additionally, Cardi is nominated for favorite hip-hop artist, up against GloRilla, Latto, Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj.

The highly anticipated performance by the “WAP” singer will mark one of her first big shows since the tragic death of family member Takeoff.

The rapper – who was fatally shot in Texas on November 1 aged 28 – was the cousin of Cardi’s husband Offset. Together with Quavo, they form the hip-hop trio Migos.

Quavo, Takeoff, Shift and Cardi B
Offset, Takeoff and Quavo (pictured here with Cardi) formed the rap group Migos in 2008.
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“The impact you’ve had in this world has been so great and it’s been hard for us to grasp this tragedy,” Cardi wrote in a lengthy Instagram caption earlier this month.

“I am heartbroken but grateful for all the precious memories we were able to share while you were here with us. It has truly been a nightmare and the pain is unmatched.

Cardi – who has been married to Offset, 30, since 2017 – also joined Lizzo on stage Friday night during her concert at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California. the crowded place.

“I’m a Cardi B FAN!” I’ve been following her since before love&hiphop… But as much as I admire her as an artist, who she is as a PERSON is UNMATCHED,” the “About Damn Time” singer, 34, then gushed in a post shared on Instagram.

“@iamcardib, thank you for always coming out for me, standing up for us when you don’t have to. U the peoples champion! I LOVE YOU.”

The 2022 American Music Awards, hosted by Wayne Brady, airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC and will stream on Hulu the following day.

Previously announced artists include Pink, Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, GloRilla, Lil Baby and Stevie Wonder.

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