Nick Jonas: It's a "Compliment" to Be "the Butt" of Russell Brand's Jokes

Celebrity News Sep. 1, 2009 AT 3:38PM
Nick Jonas: It's a "Compliment" to Be "the Butt" of Russell Brand's Jokes Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; John Shearer/WireImage.com

The Jonas Bros won't be attending the MTV VMAs this year -- but that's not because Russell Brand is hosting again.

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The guys were slammed by the British comic for wearing purity rings and remaining virgins in 2008, but they don't hold it against him. Nick says he wouldn't mind -- too much -- if Brand digs on him and his brothers again.

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"As far as his comments were concerned, what we said from the beginning was that he seemed to run out of material -- but if we're the butt of his jokes, it's kind of a compliment in a bizarre way," he tells the BBC.

Hosting the show, which airs Sept. 13, is "great for him," Nick adds. "He has form and ultimately he does a great job.

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"We hope he has a good time this year," Nick goes on.

PinkTaylor Swift and Green Day are expected to perform.

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