The MTV Video Music Awards will broadcast live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, August 25 starting at 9 PM ET. The pre-show, hosted by Canadian electro-indie artist Grimes, starts at 8 PM ET on MTV.
Every year, the only reason to watch the VMAs is to catch that one strange moment that everyone will be talking and tweeting about. Here’s our predictions:
1. Kanye West will perform his single “Black Skinhead,” and will likely make his first public appearance alongside Kim Kardashian since the birth of their daughter North earlier this summer. There’s always a shot that the increasingly volatile West will do or say something that will make half the audience facepalm at once.
5. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are performing their pro-gay marriage hit “Same Love.” If there’s going to be a political aspect to the show, perhaps the duo could address the growing global outrage over Russia’s new anti-gay measures.
7. Finally, as watchers of The Colbert Report well know, Daft Punk will be making a “surprise appearance” during the show. The ultimate surprise? If they took off the robot heads and turned out to be Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart all along.