Mary J. Blige, Swizz Beatz, & Bruno Mars Added as VMA Performers

Mary J. Blige and Bruno Mars

The performance lineup for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards just got a whole lot fancier. Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz are set to join Drake onstage at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre—most likely to perform their collabo “Fancy,” a track originally intended for MJB—while Bruno Mars will make his VMA performance debut during the show, airing live on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 9 p.m.

Additionally, Katy Perry and Rick Ross have been added as presenters during the telecast, as have Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, the cast of “Glee,” Kim Kardashian, Rosario Dawson, the cast of “Jackass,” and more.

The award show, hosted by comedienne Chelsea Handler, will feature previously announced performances from Eminem, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Usher, B.o.B, Jason Derulo, and others, while Nicki Minaj will help kick off the event by performing a remix of “Your Love” during the pre-show at 8 p.m.

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  1. Nicole

    Yes Bruno can’t wait. what the fudge is Swizz Beatz going to sing Alicia Keys should sit this one out love her but had enough of her during the BET Awards. I am looking forward to seeing Kanye , B.o.B , and now the cutie Bruno. i could careless for the other ones. Usher oh yeah 4got about him better be interesting Usher or else lol


  2. yaya

    rap up you forgot to announnce that Ciara is confirmed to perform this year also. She confirmed on her twitter.


    Rap-Up Reply:

    We’re waiting for MTV’s official announcement and will post it once they send the press release.



    Weird that they haven’t confirmed isn’t it?


  4. yaya

    ok. Good look


  5. theAREUMADshow

    u did miss ciara…..but im thinkin she gone be on the pre-show….


  6. naomi

    wowww..rap -up is now in the comment section…go head witchall bad selves lol


  7. JhuntdaProdigy

    Likely Performances:

    Drake, Swizz Beatz, MJB, & T.I. – Fancy (T.I. should be there if his arrest doesn’t affect it)

    Justin Bieber – U Smile, Somebody To Love w/ Usher, or hell, maybe Runaway Love w/ Ye & Rae

    Eminem – Love The Way You Lie w/ Rihanna

    B.o.B. – Magic w/ Rivers Cuomo

    Jason DeRulo – Riding Solo

    Travie Mccoy – Billionaire w/ Bruno Mars

    Also if Ciara is performing, it will be at the pre-show without a doubt, she’s not high-profile enough to be in the main show

    Usher – DJ Got Us Falling In Love w/ Pitbull or Hot Tottie w/ Jay-Z

    Kanye West – ????? Maybe he’ll debut All Of The Lights w/ Drake or Lost In The World w/ Justin Vernon.


  8. jeana


    and @JhuntdaProdigy if ciara is performing its probably on the main stage pre -show is for new artist not ones thats been out for like 7 years


  9. Jay

    Ciara said that she is performing at the VMA’s.

    Its no pre-show, haters stay mad that Ciara is performing on the VMA’s!


  10. WhatTheF



  11. meme

    chile if ciara performin then congrats to getting that deal cuz BET didnt even want her


  12. missinfo

    BET is a joke meme and Jay haters stay glued.


  13. JayRide

    @meme im so fsick of u cuz u used to be all up on sincerely ciara u wuz a fan til yo ass started hatin!!!


  14. Lil CiCi

    @ JayRide

    Don’t pay attention to MeMe for throwing shade at GODARA. CIARA is performing on the MAIN STAGE haters. @ MeMe EBT lost their OPPORTUNITY with GODARA so don’t even bring up that b.s. Smh….



  15. elchica

    Yea I believe MJB and Swizz will perform Fancy with Drake.

    Bruno Mars will probably either perform more than once one set will probably be attached with BoB’s for Nothing on You then he will probably do his own song after then later on sing Billionare with Travie Mccoy who is performing with the house band.

    Drake will perform Fancy/Miss Me

    Justin Beiber will probably do Somebody to Love with Usher

    Usher will probably do There Goes My Baby(w/ a guest star) and One of his latest singles.

    If Ciara performs I think it will be main stage considering this will be the first time she has ever accepted their invite to perform. She will no doubt in my mind perform Gimme Dat and her other song will either be Ride or Speechless.

    Em- will perform not afraid and that song he has with Rihanna.(probably with a special guest)


  16. quiana

    ciara hi come to house


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