Everything We Know About the 2016 VMAs: Britney Spears, Kanye West & More
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2016 MTV VMAs

Everything We Know About the 2016 VMAs: Britney Spears, Kanye West & More


Britney Spears is bringing all her Glory to the 2016 MTV VMAs.

The veteran pop star — and apparently that iconic python — will perform at the network’s award show on Sunday, August 28.

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Brit Brit made the big announcement with a video starring a doppelganger of her slithering pal from the 2001 VMAs. 

“The VMAs don’t just give you a stage, they give you a story,” the 34-year-old says. “Some way of taking a fraction of a second and making it live forever.”

“Before you know it, it’s history. Before you know it, it’s Britney, bitch.”

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The mom of two hasn’t appeared at the VMAs since her, um, disappointing “Gimme More” performance in 2007, which was during the low point of Britney’s career.

But now the sky’s the limit for the “Work B**tch” singer, who will perform new single “Make Me” with rapper G-Eazy at the 2016 VMAs.

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While her comeback will definitely be one of the show’s biggest draws, take a look below for the other rumored can’t-miss moments.

Kanye West

It was rumored Yeezy might host the whole show, but he’ll instead be the king of four entire minutes. Producers have offered the Video Vanguard winner, 39, the time to do whatever he wants, TMZ reports.

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Kanye has so much autonomy, “producers are totally clueless” about what he’s planning. While it’s suspected he might try to patch things up with Taylor Swift again, Tay's people deny she’s even attending.

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

Get ready to hear the “Dangerous Woman” as “you’ve never heard her before.” Ariana, 23, promised as much in the artsy promo video for her performance of “Side to Side,” where she’ll share the stage with her collaborator Nicki.

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Coincidentally, the music video for the track drops the same day as the VMAs.


Queen Bey, 34, slayed the entire world with her visual album Lemonade, so it's no surprise MTV is dying to get her to perform at the VMAs. Twitter is buzzing after a Beyoncé fan account claimed "a rock solid source at MTV... confirm[ed] Beyoncé is attending and performing at the 2016 MTV VMAs!"

We'll believe it and pass out when we see it.

Kim Kardashian

No, don’t worry, the “Jam” singer isn’t performing on Sunday. Instead she’s presenting, along with Sean "Diddy" Combs, Alicia Keys, Jaden Smith, and Rita Ora.


The Atlanta rapper, 32, is officially set to perform at the 2016 VMAs, marking his first-ever appearance on the award show's stage.

Future’s collaborator Drake is already nominated for Video of the Year so fingers crossed we get a surprise appearance from the 6 God himself.


Honored to take the #VMAs stage as this years Michael Jackson Video #VANGUARD award recipient on August 28!!

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The “Needed Me” singer will take home the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, after collaborator Kanye West won the lifetime achievement award last year.

Let's hope RiRi, who’s just 28, will also announce her bid for political office.

Lady Gaga

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It’s rumored Mother Monster will also make her return to the VMAs stage after her last performance in 2013.

Gaga, 30, will open the show with her upcoming song, “Chaos Angel,” IBTimes.com speculates. But, her next single is actually titled “Perfect Illusion.”

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Notes from production company 22 Degrees listing the AHS alum as the first performer of the night have reportedly leaked. Gaga hasn’t commented on the gossip.

Nick Jonas

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The “Close” hunk might be the most gracious guy in the biz. After revealing he was “disappointed” over being shutout of all 2016 VMA nominations, the 23-year-old will still perform during the telecast!

Get ready to see Nick belt out “Bacon” with Ty Dolla $ign.

Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez conspiracy theories

Maybe this is just wishful thinking, but fans are hoping Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s Instagram feud is just a pre-VMAs publicity stunt.

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It wouldn’t be the first time a social media argument turned into a jaw-dropping reconciliation at the show.

The 2016 MTV VMAs will air live on Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.