In addition to letting slip that Jay-Z and Alicia Keys would grace this year’s Video Music Awards with a performance of their collaboration “Empire State of Mind,” MTV has announced more additions to its roster of presenters for Sunday night’s broadcast; among them are Canadian cutie Justin Bieber, Shakira, Pete Wentz, Gabe Saporta, Jack Black, and… Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer Lopez, really? I guess she still counts as a music-related celebrity—and who knows, maybe she’s prepping for a very belated deluxe reissue of the floptastic Brave! The night’s roster of performers and presenters after the jump.
Performers (main stage):
Janet Jackson (tribute to Michael Jackson)
Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
Performers (side stage with Wale and the UCB):
… and a “special appearance” by Eminem, which was no doubt written into the contract for Marshall’s Bruno-promoting stunt at the network’s Movie Awards back in May.
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