MTV has just announced that Jay-Z is set to take the stage at this year’s Video Music Awards.
Jay will not only appear at the ceremony to perform, the rap superstar is also vying for two moon men for his “D.O.A. (Death of Autotune)” clip. He will be facing off against Asher Roth (“I Love College”), Flo Rida (“Right Round’), Eminem (“We Made You”) and longtime producer Kanye West (“Love Lockdown) for Best Hip-Hop Video and Em, Ye, Ne-Yo (“Miss Independent”) and T.I. (“Live Your Life”) for Best Male Video.
Other rap hopefuls that hope to pick up a trophy include newcomers Drake for his controversial “Best I Ever Had” video and Kid Cudi for his animated take on “Day N’ Nite.” Drizzy, Cudi and Ash Roth are all up for Best New Artist. Fans can vote at the VMA website here.
The award show will air live on September 13 at 9 p.m. EST from stages throughout NYC. As of press time it is uncertain what song Hov will be performing.
Jay’s The Blueprint 3 album drops on September 11. –Max G