Swish, Swish Katy Perry Tapped to Host VMAs
Katy Perry has been tapped to host the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
Not only will the singer host, but she will perform as well. Perry is up for five VMA nominations.
“I’ve been training with MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and I’m on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson,” Perry said in a statement. “Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids.”
Viacom’s head of music and music talent, global entertainment group, Bruce Gillmer, remarked on Perry hosting. He said, “We’re thrilled to have global phenomenon Katy Perry as the host and a performer at the 2017 VMAs. She is at the forefront of music culture and the perfect person to anchor this year’s show, which promises to be one of the most diverse and music-filled in VMA history.”
The 2017 VMAs are set to air live on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.