Kanye West to Return to Video Music Awards


I’mma let you finish but it looks like MTV has once again asked Kanye West to appear at this year’s Video Music Awards. The rapper, who is famously known as interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance for “Best Female Video” at the 2009 VMA’s will be returning to the stage of the crime when the channel’s yearly music video appreciation award airs.

MTV made the announcement on the Brooklyn Bridge this afternoon and shared the news through MTV’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine. The rapper is reportedly going to perform “Black Skinhead” from his new album Yeezus on the show. For those not counting, this will be West’s seventh time taking the stage at the award ceremony, tying Madonna’s current record.

In honor of his performance on the show, MTV will be play an hour-long block of West’s videos and performances on MTV Hits and MTV Jams from 4-5pm ET/PT.

Previously, MTV announced that they would be doing the same thing when it was revealed that Lady Gaga will be making her triumphant return to her Little Monster during the live broadcast following her hip surgery which kept her away from the stage for a while. Gaga, on the other hand, will be debuting her first single off  her new album which was revealed to be titled, “Applause.”

As for West, since his infamous moment at the VMA’s in 2009, he came back to perform a beautifully staged rendition of “Runaway” from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010 and in 2011, he and Jay-Z took the stage to perform their joint Watch the Throne track, “Otis.”

The 2013 ceremony is scheduled to take place on August 25th and will air live on the network from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. MTV is set to announce more performers and presenters for the award ceremony within the next couple of weeks since the show is slated to go on in less than three weeks.