MTV Video Music Awards: Kanye West and Jay-Z Will Team Up for 'Surprise' Performance
The “Watch The Throne” duo were added to the list of performers in Sunday night’s event.
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.