Katy Perry launches into spotlight as host of MTV VMAs 2017

Five time Video Music Award (VMA) nominee, Katy Perry, will host The 34th Annual MTV Video Music Awards taking place on Sunday, August 27th. This is not her first MTV gig as she hosted MTV’s European Music Awards in 2008 and 2009. The news may come as a bit of a surprise considering her recent New York Times interview where she stated that, “all awards shows are fake.” Swish swish bish, another one in the basket ! So what is the Witness pop star doing to prepare for her night ? “I’ve been training with MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream. Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids,” she exclaimed to Variety Magazine. In addition to hosting duties, Perry is also a 2017 nominee for best pop, best direction and best visual effects awards for “Chained to the Rhythm,” plus best art direction for “Bon Appetit” and Best Collaboration with Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean for “Feels.”

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.