MTV Video Music Awards: Kanye West and Jay-Z Will Team Up for 'Surprise' Performance
MTV has quietly added two more artists to the performance lineup at Sunday night’s 2011 MTV Video Music Awards: Watch the Throne duo Kanye West and Jay-Z.
While it was announced on Thursday that the show would include performances by Lady Gaga, Adele, Chris Brown, and Tony Bennett (who will be doing a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse), West and Jay-Z weren’t added to the roster until Saturday, E! reported Saturday night.
The duo has not announced which song (or songs) they will perform, but it is expected that the hip-hop stars will be doing something from their new collaborative album, Watch The Throne. Otis Redding and Jay-Z’s wife, Beyonce, were featured in two songs on the album, so it’s likely the duo could be joined on stage by a third party.
Kanye West is nominated for several moon man trophies as well for his collaborations with other artists: “All of the Lights” with Rihanna and Kid Cudi, “E.T.” with Katy Perry, and “Power” featuring Dwele: going up against Cee-Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Eminem and Justin Bieber, among other artists.
Watch the MTV Video Music Awards live Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET.