Kanye West for record seventh performance at MTV VMAs


Kanye West

Kanye West will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards later this month for a record seventh time.

He will now tie with Madonna for the most performances at the ceremony.

MTV made the announcement via social media on Monday night, confirming the rapper will showcase his single Black Skinhead at the event on 25 August.

Lady Gaga has already said she will take to the stage at the VMAs, which will air live from the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.

She will perform the first single from her new album Artpop for the first time

The ceremony will be shown in the UK on Monday 26 August.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMA).

Both acts are up for six prizes and go head-to-head for the fan-voted video of the year award and in the editing and direction categories.

Justin Timberlake is also nominated for male video, pop video and collaboration with Jay-Z for Suit & Tie.

Macklemore is up for best hip-hop video, video with a social message and the cinematography prize.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Image caption Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced the birth of their daughter in June

Bruno Mars, Pink, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Drake, Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Capital Cities, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Fun are also up for more than one nomination.

Last month Kanye West said he was heartbroken after an unfinished edit of a video for Black Skinhead leaked online.

In June the rapper announced the birth of his daughter, his first child with reality star girlfriend Kim Kardashian.

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