Katy Perry, Sugarland, Nicki Minaj announced for special 'Vh1 Divas' tribute to the military

vh1-divasVh1’s long-running annual Divas event will take a new tack in its thirteenth year: honoring the military, rather than themselves, through spangled lady-song.

Featured performers Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Sugarland, and Keri Hilson are scheduled to tape the event before troops at San Diego’s Marine Corps Air Station Miramar while Paramore satellite in from a military base in the Middle East.

For two participants it’s a family cause: Hilson’s father served in the Army, and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles’ brother is currently in the Air Force.

Nettles had already made a joking threat to don a historic talisman of diva/military relations for the show: She told press that she’s “hoping to wear” Cher’s butt-floss body stocking in 1989’s battleship-set video for “If I Could Turn Back Time,” which the now-64-year-old Divas alum famously revisited last month at the VMAs.

Vh1 Divas Salute the Troops premieres December 5 and will also be broadcast internationally on the Armed Forces Network.

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  • ST

    Is tributed a word?

  • Mike

    Is Sugarland performing, or just Jennifer Nettles? For it to be “divas”, seems like it would be just Nettles…

  • Reena

    As long as Paula is hosting I will watch she is always so entertaining!

  • Bee

    they’re doing a special tribute to the military and all they could find was this? aside from the wonderful jennifer nettles, none of them can sing.

    • Phil

      No, but they ALL have the ever important 4th quarter album releases to promote (cept Perry & Paramore, they’re still trying to sell during a busy season)!!! And I agree, most of them are not the greatest live performers (and when I saw Paramore open for No Doubt last summer, they were one of the worst acts I’d ever bared through a live set) but I’d imagine NOT much of this is going to be LIVE anyways, but pre recorded and edited, esp. of there is a satellite hook up with a military base in the Middle East involved. Nice to see VH1 trying to step in for Mtv’s shoes with a diverse line up including a happening hip-hopper, a country crooner (Not Taylor Swift), a R&B songstress, and a pop princess. Definitely covering all the bases…but as much as this line-up is cute, if debuting in Dec. it’d be more interested in hearing these ‘divas’ sing some Xmas carols.

      • u

        You probably caught Paramore on a bad day (Hayley had laryngitis last year, and it put a damper on most of their tour), but generally they’re actually quite excellent live.

  • Sierria

    i like nicki and katy’s picture unique the rest not even different

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