VMA's 2021 LIVE – Kanye West to make 'surprise' appearance at MTV awards show

THE 2021 MTV Video Music Awards will air on Sunday, September 12, at 8pm EST.

The star-studded awards show will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for the first time since 2013.

Performances by Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, and Machine Gun Kelly will happen throughout the ceremony, and Kanye West is even expected to make a surprise appearance tonight, as per Page Six.

Rapper Doja Cat will be hosting the annual awards show, which didn't take place in person in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read our MTV VMAs 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates…

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHERE WILL THE VMA'S TAKE PLACE?

    The event will take place at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York.

    It will start at 8pm EDT on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

    The host of the event will be Doja Cat.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHO IS APPEARING AT THE VMAs?

    The VMAs are expected to see a host of famous faces performing at the awards show.

    Justin Bieber, Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Normani are all reportedly lined up to entertain the crowds.

    The star-studded event will air later this evening and is hosted by Doja Cat.

    Doja Cat makes history as the first MTV Video Music Awards host to be also nominated for video of the year.

    Justin Bieber leads the nominations with seven nods while Megan Thee Stallion could win a maximum of six awards.

  • Danielle Cinone

    KANYE WEST RUMORED TO MAKE SURPRISE APPEARANCE

    Rapper Kanye West is rumored to be making a surprise appearance at tonight’s VMAs.

    West has been added on as a secret, last-minute performer to the show, according to Page Six.

    An MTV source told the outlet: “With the Kardashians in town for New York Fashion Week and the Met Gala, we hear they [Kim and Kourtney] may be making an appearance as well, especially since Kourtney’s beau, Travis Barker, is performing with good friend Machine Gun Kelly.” 

    West’s tenth studio album Donda dropped on August 29.

  • Danielle Cinone

    BUSTA RHYMES CONFIRMED TO PERFORM

    New York rapper has been confirmed he will appear on the VMA stage during tonight’s awards show.

    Over the years Rhymes has been nominated for an award 16 times, the first one being back in 1996.

    The VMAs will air live tonight, September 12, at 8pm ET/PT on MTV.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHO IS APPEARING AT THE VMAs?

    The VMAs are expected to see a host of famous faces performing at the awards show.

    Justin Bieber, Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Normani are all reportedly lined up to entertain the crowds.

    The star-studded event will air later this evening and is hosted by Doja Cat.

    Doja Cat makes history as the first MTV Video Music Awards host to be also nominated for video of the year.

    Justin Bieber leads the nominations with seven nods while Megan Thee Stallion could win a maximum of six awards.

  • Danielle Cinone

    KANYE WEST RUMORED TO MAKE SURPRISE APPEARANCE

    Rapper Kanye West is rumored to be making a surprise appearance at tonight’s VMAs.

    West has been added on as a secret, last-minute performer to the show, according to Page Six.

    An MTV source told the outlet: “With the Kardashians in town for New York Fashion Week and the Met Gala, we hear they [Kim and Kourtney] may be making an appearance as well, especially since Kourtney’s beau, Travis Barker, is performing with good friend Machine Gun Kelly.” 

    West’s tenth studio album Donda dropped on August 29.

  • Danielle Cinone

    BUSTA RHYMES CONFIRMED TO PERFORM

    New York rapper has been confirmed he will appear on the VMA stage during tonight’s awards show.

    Over the years Rhymes has been nominated for an award 16 times, the first one being back in 1996.

    The VMAs will air live tonight, September 12, at 8pm ET/PT on MTV.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHO IS APPEARING AT THE VMAs?

    The VMAs are expected to see a host of famous faces performing at the awards show.

    Justin Bieber, Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Normani are all reportedly lined up to entertain the crowds.

    The star-studded event will air later this evening and is hosted by Doja Cat.

    Doja Cat makes history as the first MTV Video Music Awards host to be also nominated for video of the year.

    Justin Bieber leads the nominations with seven nods while Megan Thee Stallion could win a maximum of six awards.

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