Katy Perry, who is nominated 5 times at this year’s MTV VMAs is billed to host and perform at the show.
Perry, a one-time Video of the Year winner, has said she is ready to host the show.
“I’ve been training with MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and I’m on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids.”
According to Hollywood Reporter, Bruce Gillmer, Head of Music and Music Talent at Viacom said that:
“We’re thrilled to have global phenomenon Katy Perry as the host and a performer at the 2017 VMAs.
She is at the forefront of music culture and the perfect person to anchor this year’s show, which promises to be one of the most diverse and music-filled in VMA history.”
Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with the most nominations for his video “Humble.” with 11 nominations.