Kanye West Got Second Chance at MTV VMA 2010
Kanye West is coming back to MTV VMA’s stage. And hopefully, this time he won’t steal somebody else’s moment again.
A year after his infamous outburst towards country sweetheart, Taylor Swift, the rapper will perform live at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, as confirmed by the network Thursday.
MTV announced West’s future performance at the show Sept. 12 in Los Angeles, and also hinted a mystery, “fans will be glued to the screen to see what the rapper has in store for the audience.”
Speculation of West’s upcoming performance has began since his name was spotted among the nominees for MTV Video Music Awards 2010. He has one nomination this year for his collaboration with newcomer Drake, Li’l Wayne and Eminem on the “Forever” hip-hop music video.
33-year-old West became the most talked about artist at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he interrupted Swift’s best female pop video acceptance speech. He grabbed the microphone from Swift, as she accepted the award for best female video and saying Beyonce should have won it.
His remark of “I’m ‘a let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time” received a blizzard of negative attention. Even Beyoncé didn’t appreciate West’s act that night. He later apologized publicly to Swift, and took a temporary hiatus from music. He will release his fifth studio album, “Dark Twisted Fantasy,” in November, though.
Following West, rapper Drake will perform at the VMAs and British indie favorite Florence and the Machine also will take the stage. Swift has a single nomination for best female video for “Fifteen,” but MTV has not yet said whether she will also be performing at the event.
Behave yourself this time, okay, Kanye?
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