This is like celebrity prom but better — and so much crazier! Everyone from Britney Spears to Kim Kardashian and even DJ Khaled will join forces on Sunday, August 28, for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
The 33rd annual awards show, which will be televised live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden in Midtown Manhattan, also marks the return of VMA icon Britney Spears. The “Make Me…” singer, who last graced the awards show stage in 2007 (in a notoriously disastrous appearance), is set to perform her hit new single with G-Eazy.
Other performers include Future, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, who are set to perform their collaboration “Side to Side.” Beyoncé, who leads the nominations with a career-best 11 nods, is also rumored to be performing. According to multiple sources, Queen Bey will indeed take the stage.
As previously reported, Rihanna, who is accepting the Video Vanguard award, is anticipated to perform an unforgettable medley of her hottest tracks throughout the three-hour-long show.
Kanye West will also be taking the stage. According to insiders, the controversial rapper has been given four minutes to do as he pleases — be that rant or perform, we will just have to wait. According to a source, the rapper is expected to perform “Famous.”
As for presenters, the confirmed list (so far) includes: Diddy, Alicia Keys, Ansel Elgort, Bebe Rexha, Fifth Harmony, Jaden Smith, West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, Rita Ora, Shameik Moore and Tove Lo. DJ Khaled will also host the pre-show and serve as a commentator throughout the evening.
One mega-artist that won’t be joining in on the fun, however, is Taylor Swift. The “Wildest Dreams” singer, who wasn’t nominated for a moonman this year either, “will not be attending the show,” a source confirmed to Us.
Lady Gaga is also, unfortunately, not debuting her upcoming single “Perfect Illusion.” According to an insider, Gaga is “not performing or presenting.”
Adele, who is nominated for eight moonmen and up against Beyoncé for Video of the Year, could also potentially grace the stage, but her performance has yet to be confirmed or announced.
Stay with Us Weekly all Sunday long for complete coverage of the VMAs. The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards air on MTV Sunday, August 26, at 9 p.m. ET.
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