Who's hosting the VMAs?
Well, no one as it turns out
This year’s MTV Video Music Awards will go forward without a proper host.
As announced by the network this week, the 2016 VMAs will feature appearances from comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Jay Pharoah, DJ Khaled, and Nicole Byer.
Key and Peele, as alter egos @TheShamester and @LizardSheepl, will act as emcees during the broadcast, offering play-by-play commentary of the show from behind a desk.
Pharoah, DJ Khaled, and Byer are set to be correspondents.
This year’s VMAs will be held in New York at Madison Square Garden, and executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic told EW that the venue helped dictate where the show would go with its contributors. “As much as it’s famous for music, it’s also famous for sports,” he said. “We thought it would be great to go out to Key and Peele, who are going to be at a desk covering the show to the camera as you would see at these other events.”
Last year’s VMAs were hosted by Miley Cyrus. The pop singer wound up in a war of words with Nicki Minaj, who criticized Cyrus during the broadcast for comments Cyrus had made in an earlier interview with the New York Times.
“You know who I want to thank tonight? My pastor,” Minaj said last year. “I love you so much. And now, back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me in the press. Miley what’s good?”