Kanye West to Appear at MTV Video Music Awards

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Meanwhile, Michael Phelps and the Final 5 gymnasts are set to present at Sunday's show.

The MTV Video Music Awards would not be complete without a cameo from Moonman-grabber Kanye West.

An MTV spokesperson confirmed Thursday that Yeezy will be at Madison Square Garden for Sunday night's ceremony. His wife, Kim Kardashian, also will be on hand for this year's VMAs as a presenter.

Rumor has it that 'Ye also has been given a four-minute slot to do whatever 'Ye pleases, a source close to production told TMZ

Anytime West is invited to the party, the internet explodes. Last year, he was named the 2015 Video Vanguard recipient and used the platform to announce he would be running for president in 2020 during his acceptance speech.

Flip back to the 2009 VMAs and the rapper-cum-designer also hijacked Taylor Swift's acceptance speech after she won the trophy for best female video for "You Belong With Me." West then stormed the stage to proclaim, "But Beyonce had the best video of all time."

Meanwhile, MTV said Thursday that recent Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and the Final 5 gymnasts also are heading to the VMAs. Phelps, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian will present awards at Sunday's show.

Jimmy Fallon, Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Puff Daddy also will present awards, while other attendees will include Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz, DNCE, Desiigner and Troye Sivan.

Britney Spears, Rihanna, Future, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas and the Chainsmokers are set to perform during the live show.

Beyonce is the leading nominee with 11 mentions, followed by Adele with eight.

Beyonce, Adele, West, Justin Bieber and Drake will compete for video of the year.

The 2016 VMAs air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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