Apparently, the present should go on! Even in the midst of a world pandemic, the 2020 MTV VMAs are nonetheless occurring on Saturday, Aug. 30. After all, the setup is a bit completely different this yr. The performances will all be outside and filmed throughout New York Metropolis’s 5 boroughs as a “homage to the unbelievable resiliency of New York,” in response to a press release made by MTV. There might be no viewers, and everybody might be following security protocols.
However with that mentioned, which stars are attending the VMAs?
Listed here are all of the presenters who might be on the VMAs: Jaden Smith, Nicole Richie, Travis Barker, Drew Barrymore, Madison Beer, Sofia Carson, Bebe Rexha, Anthony Ramos, Kelly Clarkson, Bella Hadid, Joey King, and Machine Gun Kelly. The primary performers embody: Ariana Grande and Woman Gaga (who’ll be performing “Rain on Me”), The Black Eyed Peas, BTS, CNCO, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Maluma, The Weeknd, and Miley Cyrus, who’ll be debuting her new track, “Midnight Sky.” Keke Palmer might be internet hosting.
It seems to be like there’s nonetheless going to be a pre-show as properly, which begins at 6:30 p.m. EST. Pre-show performers are Chloe x Halle, Tate McRae, Machine Gun Kelly (that includes Travis Barker and blackbear), Jack Harlow, and Lewis Capaldi.
Different celebs who may be attending are nominees Billie Eilish, Eminem, Future, Taylor Swift (all nominated for Finest Video of the Yr), Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion, and Submit Malone (nominated for Artist of the Yr), Alicia Keys, Khalid, and Lizzo (Finest R&B).
Nonetheless, we all know that Billie skipped out on final yr’s VMAs, so it would not be too stunning if she did not attend this yr’s, contemplating the circumstances. And though Travis Scott was nominated for his track “Highest within the Room” for Finest Hip Hop, he did not attend final yr’s VMAs, both.
We all know that rapper Roddy Ricch and reggaeton singer J Blavin have fully canceled their VMA performances. In an Instagram Reside, Ricch mentioned, “My crew and I did every part in our energy to make this work, on account of COVID compliance points on the final minute we needed to name off the efficiency.”
And J Balvin had contracted COVID-19, so it feels like he isn’t taking any extra possibilities. When accepting an award on the Premios Juventud 2020, he said, “This isn’t a joke…It’s totally harmful. Take a variety of care of yourselves.”