This Sunday, the 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live in Los Angeles from the Nokia Theatre, and many are wondering if there will be another Kanye West and Taylor Swift incident like last year. The executive producer of Sunday’s show, Jesse Ignjatovic, doesn’t think so.
In fact, Ignjatovic has said there will be no West/Swift duet as many have speculated. While West is slated to perform, Swift has not yet even confirmed her attendance. The young country singer has been nominated for best female video again.
Chelsea Handler, the comedian who is hosting the VMAs for the first time, said of West and the incident with Swift last year, “I am getting the feeling from him and his tweets over the last couple of days that he wants to get rid of that.”
Lady Gaga is up for 13 nominations at this year’s VMAs and she’s followed by Eminem who has eight and will perform the opening act.
In addition, Usher, Linkin Park, Mary J. Blige, Swizz Beatz, Bruno Mars, and Drake will perform just to name a few.
Lovers of television’s Glee, True Blood and even Jackass will get to see some of those shows cast members present awards.
Funny woman Ellen DeGeneres will not only be a presenter on Sunday but tape an episode of her talk show at the VMAs. In addition, reality star Kim Kardashian, and Katy Perry, Rosario Dawson and “Star Trek” star Chris Pine will also present awards.
Don’t forget VMA fans: You can go to VMA.MTV.com (or text VMA to 97979 if you are a Verizon subscriber) to vote for Best New Artist from now through Sunday.