With no Taylor Swift at this year’s MTV VMAs, we hear that Kanye West may be making a surprise appearance at tonight’s show.
West has been added on as a secret, last minute performer to the show taking place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to promote his new album “Donda”, Page Six has exclusively learned.
His appearance in New York comes after Kim Kardashian, 40, made a stunning arrival at her Manhattan hotel Saturday in a full leather dominatrix outfit with matching zipped-up black leather mask – a stunt that easily could have been masterminded by West himself.
An MTV source said, “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.”
In 2009, Kanye created a VMAs moment that will forever live in infamy. As Taylor Swift accepted her award for Best Video by a Female Artist, he stormed the stage, and told her, “I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time (for “Single Ladies”) One of the best videos of all time!”
The cringeworthy moment solidified 44-year-old West’s reputation as a music industry provocateur and villain – which he has continued to flaunt in his more recent work.
West’s tenth studio album “Donda” dropped on August 29, and in just ten days surpassed over 1 billion global streams.
He released the record after Kardashian publicly supported him at a number of album listening events – most notably when she wore a Balenciaga haute couture wedding dress to recreate her nuptials with West in an epic stunt at Chicago’s Soldier Field last month.
MTV insiders are now speculating whether Kardashian could join him on stage again — and if that shocking leather outfit may be part of the show.
Other performers at tonight’s event, which starts at 8pm ET, include Alicia Keys with Swae Lee, Camila Cabello, Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Justin Bieber, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Normani, Olivia Rodrigo, Shawn Mendes and Twenty One Pilots.
Reps for West and MTV didn’t immediately get back to us.
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