Kanye West to Perform at MTV VMAs

Kanye West

Yeezus will rise in Brooklyn. Kanye West has been added to the lineup for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

The G.O.O.D. Music rapper will perform “Black Skinhead” off his album Yeezus at the 30th annual show, which airs live on August 25 at 9 p.m. EST from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

MTV made the announcement on Instagram, writing, “BREAKING! Kanye West to perform at the 2013 #VMAs 8/25 at @barclayscenter! Don’t worry Ye, we got your damn croissants.”

This will mark Kanye’s seventh time performing at the VMAs, tying Madonna for the most performances. He last performed “Otis” with his Throne partner Jay Z in 2011.

Lady Gaga has been previously announced as a performer. The pop superstar will debut her new single “Applause” from her upcoming album ARTPOP, due November 11.

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominations for this year’s awards with six apiece.

Kanye West Moonman



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10 Comments

  1. LOLatHaters

    I hope nothing on that last album….. he need a remix or something fast.

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  2. ♪►Muzzac◄♪

    Nobody wanna hear that Black Skinhead shit, fucking trash ass song.

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  3. Ball3r855

    I would rather want to see J cole perform his songs are 10 times better.

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  4. CPH

    quiero a ciara

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  5. JHP

    Lmao at the croissants, moonman, and album in the picture. I’d normally be psyched for a performance, but I really didn’t care to see him perform Black Skinhead. Only songs I really would’ve wanted him to do is “Bound 2″ with Charlie Wilson, or maybe Blood On The Leaves. It still might be an interesting performance though. I really want to see J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Big Sean perform at the awards, but it’s MTV so I know they won’t be. Hopefully, Drake and Jay-Z will be announced as performers though.

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  6. JTL

    YEEZY SEASON!!!!!

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  7. MentalPhipps

    Damn, the renowned hate by the ‘Hip-hop’ community/fans for Yeezus is ridiculous.

    Obviously music is objective but Yeezus is outstanding. I really love the industrial feel of the tracks and how abrasive the album is and how damn exhausting it is to listen to it in one sitting. A Blood on the leaves performance would be AMAZING.

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @MentalPhipps, HELLO.

    But if they’re happy falling asleep to J. Cole and Jay’s tired rhymes and concepts, then I guess…

    You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them think.

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    TRA Reply:

    @Cranberry, I agree with everything you and MentalPhipps just said. I still believe that Kanye West’s Yeezus album is one of the best albums of 2013 right now. Kanye West’s Yeezus album got a 85 percent on Metacritic which indictates uinversal acclaim, great critical acclaim, and great critical reviews. Kanye West’s Yeezus album sold over 300,000 copies in its first week out without promotion which is totally great and amazing.

    I believe one of the main biggest reasons why hip hop fans totally hate Kanye West’s Yeezus album is for the simple reason that it is not a traditional hip hop album. Kanye West’s Yeezus album is a alternative rap/hip-hop/pop/acid house/industrial rock/progressive rock/alternative rock-n-roll album. Kanye West’s Yeezus album is not the type of album that old school hip hop fans, new school hip hop fans, biased mainstream hip hop fans, and biased underground hip hop fans will play in the clubs or on the streets the majority of the time. I don’t think that Kanye West made this album to please only hip hop fans. I believe Kanye West made this album to please all music fans of different musical genres, while still staying true to himself, and doing what he wants to do right now. Kanye West’s Yeezus album is similiar to Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak album because both albums were hated by hip hop fans when it first came out, but unbiased music critics and unbiased music fans loved both of those albums.

    I believe J.Cole’s Born Sinner album was a very good, traditional hip hop album. I believe Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album was a traditional mainstream hip hop album and it had great production on the album. Even though I like J.Cole and Jay-Z’s albums, both of those albums to me sound no different than their previous albums and it gets boring because it doesn’t add anything new to hip hop. J. Cole continues to talk about the heavy price of fame and making it big, while Jay-Z continues to brag about his money, wealth, fame, and being better than everyone else in the music industry. Jay-Z is still one of the top 100 greatest rappers of all-time in hip-hop history and music history, but Jay-Z is not saying anything new that we haven’t heard before. One of the main biggest reasons why rappers like DMX, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Ja-Rule, 50 Cent, and a few other rappers who made platinum-selling albums are no longer relevant is because they continue to put out the same outdated music that nobody cares about anymore, regardless of whether the music is garbage or not. If Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Future, Waka Flocka Flame, Chief Keef, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, French Montana, Gucci Mane, and a few others continue to put out the same music for the next 5 years, none of those rappers will be relevant 10 years from now. I believe Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and J.Cole have the potential to be future hip hop legends, but in order for them to stay relevant for more than 10 years, they will have to continue to do things different from the rest of the rappers.

    Kanye West deserves credit for making all his albums sound different and interesting. Music will always be both subjective and objective. I really look forward to seeing Kanye West perform at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards this year.

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  8. Mau

    YESSSSS

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