MTV VMAs Are Giving Kanye “Free-Reign”
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:43:51
It appears that Kanye West will be given four minutes to do whatever he wants at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. TMZ reports, "A source close to production tells us MTV honchos are giving 'Ye 4 minutes to do with as he pleases. He can rap, sing, dance or even just stay silent ... and we're told show producers are totally clueless which door he'll pick."
TMZ adds, "There have been rumors he and Taylor Swift might make nice during Sunday's show ... but sources close to Swift say she has no plans to attend."
Last year, Kanye won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the award show and gave an 11 minute sermon that included the possibility of a presidential run in 2020.
Last weekend, Kanye launch 21 Life of Pablo pop up shops around the world. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Las Vegas, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Singapore, Cape Town, Melbourne, and Sydney, all had stores. He also announced that Yeezus Season 4 will premiere at New York Fashion Week. The show is set for the opening day of Fashion Week. In the past, Kanye has used his fashion events to premiere new music.
Earlier this month, Kanye surpassed Michael Jackson on the list of artists with the most Billboard Top 40 songs, due to his part on Schoolboy Q's "That Part". However, he is still only half way to the number one artist on the list, Elvis Presley.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff