Kanye West to Perform at 2013 MTV VMAs

By Marc Malkin
|  Monday, Aug 5, 2013  |  Updated 5:18 PM EDT
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Kanye West is headed to Brooklyn.

It was just announced that North West's dad will hit the stage at the Barclays Center to perform for the seventh time at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.

With his performance of "Black Skinhead," West will tie Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances.

As previously announced, Lady Gaga will perform the new single from her upcoming album, Artpop.

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Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead this year's nominations with six apiece.

J.T.'s "Mirrors," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" are up for Video of the Year as are Bruno Mars' "Locked out of Heaven" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Taylor Swift is the lone female competing for the top prize for "I Knew You Were Trouble."

Mars is going into the show with four noms. Miley Cyrus, Jared Leto's Thirty Seconds to Mars, Pink and Thicke are each up for three Moonmans. Timberlake's collaboration with Jay Z, "Suit &Tie," is up for two.

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Other nominees for this year's festivities include Drake and Calvin Harris along with first-timers Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd and Capital Cities.

The show kicks off on MTV on Aug. 25 at 9 p.m.

Additional performers will be announced leading up to the show.

 

Now we want to hear from you. Excited about this year's VMAs? Leave your comments below.

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