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The MTV VMA’s Is Coming To Brooklyn

The MTV VMA’s Is Coming To Brooklyn

The MTV VMA’s Is Coming To Brooklyn

Jay Z overlooking the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

 

On August 25 the stars will be packing the house that Jay Z built aka Barclays Center for MTV’s annual VMA’s. The show which is usually held in LA is marked for the sometimes extreme celebrity outfit choices, antics on the red carpet during the pre-show and embarrassing but entertaining moments on stage. With Brooklyn being declared “The Coolest City on the Planet” by GQ, it’s not surprising that this hip location has been chosen to host one of the most epic nights on television.

 

mtv-moves-video-music-awards-to-brooklynNew Yorkers have built-in egos, (myself included). If this event is a reflection of that then we should expect this year’s VMA’s to be grandiose to say the least. Also expect some serious New York pride and some over the top displays of gansta from celebrities and presenters. This includes but is not limited to: random artists screaming “Brooooooklyn” (whether or not they were born or raised there), too many mentions of the word “swag”, posing or talking while displaying nondescript hand signs. Brooklyn may be the home to many hipsters and may have a booming art scene but at its core it is still known for its hard edge.

 

The VMA’s have a history of being a spectacle on and off stage. No one can forget Kanye’s spotlight stealing moment, Brittney Spears looking disheveled during her supposed comeback performance after her public out bursts, Lady Gaga bleeding all over the stage, and Beyonce revealing her baby bump.

My only request is that they don’t play the New York State of Mind song made famous by Alecia keys and Jay Z every opportunity they get. There is plenty of time for someone to come up with a new anthem. Also, though Mayor Bloomberg has voiced his excitement over the announcement, I could do without an appearance from him unless he delivers his speech in his famously bad Spanish accent.

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No host or performance line up have been announced as of yet.

 

Who would you like to see perform and host this year’s show?

The MTV VMA’s Is Coming To Brooklyn

The MTV VMA’s Is Coming To Brooklyn

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