Who could forget Jay-Z, T.I., Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and M.I.A.’s Rat Pack-inspired performance of “Swagga Like Us” us at last year’s Grammys? Producers for the awards show are hoping to top that this year with another major showing of hip-hop star power.
Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Drake will take the stage at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. The Grammy-nominated rappers, along with rocker Travis Barker, will perform their collaboration “Forever” live for the first time from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Kanye West, who is also featured on the song, will not be part of the lineup.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez has been added as a presenter, while other performers include Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Maxwell, Mary J. Blige, and Jamie Foxx and T-Pain with Doug E. Fresh and Slash. Usher, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, and Carrie Underwood will participate in a tribute to Michael Jackson.
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards will air live Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.