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Rihanna, 2 Chainz added to MTV VMA lineup

Rihanna will "heat up the stage" at the MTV VMAs. Photo: AP

Rihanna will "heat up the stage" at the MTV VMAs. Photo: AP

With the MTV Video Music Awards a couple of weeks away, it’s time for a rollout of talent.

Rihanna and Frank Ocean – making his  VMA debut – have been added to the performance lineup, while Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz joins the presenter list that also includes The Wanted, Kesha, Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and the “Fierce Five” – the U.S. Women’s Olympics Gymnastics team.

Previously announced performers are Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Pink and Green Day.

 The VMAs will air live on MTV at 8 p.m. Sept. 6.

14 comments Add your comment

Angela

August 27th, 2012
3:24 pm

FIRST!!!!!!!

no skills required

August 27th, 2012
3:37 pm

doesn’t take much to call yourself a rapper now-a-days.

too late

August 27th, 2012
3:43 pm

OutOfTheLoop

August 27th, 2012
3:58 pm

I thought it was Ke$ha.

Daniel

August 27th, 2012
4:35 pm

2 Chainz is catching Fire! Good for him!

Clayton Bigsby

August 27th, 2012
4:55 pm

Smoking on Ke$sha.

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Bree

August 27th, 2012
5:29 pm

@no skills required you are so right!

Melissa Ruggieri

August 27th, 2012
5:36 pm

It is technically Ke$ha, but I’ve been told by my editors that we don’t write it with the dollar sign. What can I tell you? Newspapers have their own style that sometimes differs from an artist’s gimmick.

Cheers,
Melissa

jay

August 27th, 2012
10:37 pm

“doesn’t take much to call yourself a rapper now-a-days.”

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You got that right

OutOfTheLoop

August 27th, 2012
11:23 pm

Thanks Melissa, completely understood. I’d just never seen it anywhere without her little special character in there. I suppose she hasn’t made the AP style guide.

wantdrugs

August 28th, 2012
12:30 am

@Melissa Ruggieri Ke$sha cole is some drug out there but I see ppl spell it like that all the time the call it that becuz it gives ppl chills shawty

Melissa Ruggieri

August 28th, 2012
1:03 am

Ha, exactly, Out of the Loop. Same with KISS, which is another battle I often fight!

Evan

August 30th, 2012
10:37 pm

Hey, my friends and I made a video inspired by the “Fierce Five”! Check out the video, it’s very funny and inspirational. Thank you! http://goo.gl/bavZJ