On Thursday, it was announced that Snoop Dogg and Eminem will be performing a live rendition of their latest collaboration -- their first in more than 20 years -- "From the D 2 the LBC." Inspired by the world of the Otherside metaverse, MTV is partnering with Yuga Labs to bring the creative experience to life.
The moment will mark the first VMAs performance for either artist in more than a decade. Eminem last hit the stage to deliver “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie” in 2010, while Snoop rocked the mic in a 2005 tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. with Diddy.
Meanwhile, Bad Bunny is set to perform live from Yankee Stadium as part of the Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour, and will feature some never-before-seen choreography.
Plus, he's making history! This will be MTV’s first-ever live remote VMAs performance to air from Yankee Stadium. It's also Bad Bunny's first VMAs appearance since 2019, where he made a memorable debut performance of “Que Pretendes” with J Balvin.
The Puerto Rican singer is up for four nominations this year, including Artist of the Year, Best Latin, Album of the Year and Song of the Summer. A win for Artist of the Year would be history-making as it would make Bad Bunny the first-ever non-English language artist to take home a Moon Person in that category.
And he's not the only one performing! Lizzo, Jack Harlow, BLACKPINK and Måneskin are all on tap to hit the stage at New Jerseys' Prudential Center on Sunday, Aug. 28. The televised special will air on MTV at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Lizzo continues her winning year with four nods -- including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year -- at this year's VMAs and is slated for another epic MTV moment with a performance of “2 Be Loved” from her critically acclaimed new album, Special.
After last year’s unforgettable performance of “INDUSTRY BABY” with Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow is set for an epic return to the VMAs stage for his first solo performance. Tied for most nominations this year, with seven -- including two of the night’s biggest awards, Video of the Year and Artist of the Year -- Harlow is also looking to take home his first Moon Person in 2022.
K-Pop sensations BLACKPINK will make their U.S. awards show debut with a performance of “Pink Venom,” following their history-making 2020 win as the first K-Pop girl group to take home a Moon Person when they won Song of the Summer for "How You Like That." The group is also looking to take home a second VMA in the all-new Best Metaverse Performance category, and group member LISA is the first solo female K-Pop star and Korean soloist to ever be nominated for a VMA with her nods this year.
And Italian rockers Måneskin will follow up their a standout performance and Best Rock win at the 2021 MTV EMAs with a VMAs debut performance of their hit single “SUPERMODEL.” The critically-acclaimed group are also up for two awards -- Best New Artist and Best Alternative – making history as the first Italian act to be nominated in a main category.
The new group joins previously-announced performers Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid and Panic! At the Disco on the star-studded slate.
Anitta -- a first-time VMA nominee in the Best Latin category and the first Brazilian artist to be up for a Moon Person -- will make her main stage debut with "Envolver." Also making his main stage debut is Marshmello, teaming with Khalid for the television premiere of their song, "Numb."
J Balvin's return to the stage promises to be "fiery," performing "Nivel de Perrero" with Ryan Castro. The Colombian superstar has his sights set on becoming the most awarded Latin artist in VMAs history, should he take home his sixth Moon Person in the Best Latin category for "In Da Getto" with Skrillex this year.
Last but not least, Panic! returns to the VMAs for the first time since 2018 to world premiere their new single, "Middle of a Breakup." The nine-times nominated band is also up for Alternative Video.
But that's not all! The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be receiving the Global Icon Award and will also be performing. Additionally, Nicki Minaj will be honored with the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. She will take the VMA stage for the first time since 2018.