50 Cent, Fat Joe, Jack Harlow and more will be in attendance at the already star-studded 2021 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday (Sept. 12). On Wednesday (Sept. 9), MTV unveiled the awards show’s presenters, which will include 50 Cent, Ashanti, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Simone Biles and more.
Harlow will make his VMAs stage debut, performing his hit with Lil Nas X, “Industry Baby.” Other performers will include Doja Cat, Chlöe of Chlöe x Halle, Machine Gun Kelly, The Kid LAROI and more. In addition to performing, Doja will also host the awards show and is nominated for five awards.
As previously reported by REVOLT, Megan Thee Stallion is a frontrunner at the ceremony with six nominations. The Houston native only follows behind Justin Bieber, who is nominated for seven trophies. “WAP,” Megan’s smash-hit with Cardi B, earned the rapper several nods, including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration and Best Hip Hop.
Lil Nas X is also well-represented in the awards ceremony with five nominations, including Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Direction, Video for Good and Video of the Year. The Weeknd also earned nods in the Best Visual Effects and Video of the Year categories. Other hip hop artists up for Moon Person trophies include Lil Durk, Drake, Polo G, Saweetie and more.
The 2021 MTV VMAs will be presented to a live audience at the Brooklyn Barclays Center. According to a press statement, the ceremony will also include a 9/11 tribute.
“MTV and Barclays Center are working closely with state and local officials to implement best practices and execute a screen-breaking spectacle that brings together music fans from around the globe with the health and safety of our artists, fans, staff and partners remaining the No. 1 priority,” event organizers previously said.