Yeezy to Perform at MTV VMAs
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.