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A Brief History of Kanye West’s Larger-Than-Life VMA Performance

Kanye West will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards later this month. The 36-year-old rapper will make his seventh onstage appearance at the annual awards when he sings 'Black Skinhead' at the ceremony on August 25, which will air live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Lady Gaga has previously been confirmed as a performer and will debut her new single, making one of her first appearances since having hip surgery in February. The 27-year-old singer, who will release her new album 'ARTPOP' on November 11, sang the national anthem at New York's Gay Pride in June but has been avoiding the public eye since calling off her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour to undergo surgery for a labral tear on her right hip earlier this year, which left her temporarily wheelchair-bound. The blonde singer recently revealed that her new album will visit the pain of her past and dramatically described the moment she handed the first single over to her record label. <br>Source:

Kanye West Takes 'Black Skinhead' From 'SNL' To Video Music Awards

As we all know, though, this was just the beginning. 2005 The following year, Yeezy upped the drama and glam factor significantly, appearing alongside Jamie Foxx to perform Gold Digger. The two wore contrasting suits, with Kanye opting for the white tuxedo jacket punctuated by black-and-white wingtips. He confidently strutted about the stage while flawlessly running through the songs exhausting verses while dollar bills rained over the audience. The crowds screams could only be matched by the excitement over Foxxs suddenly unbuttoned shirt and gyrating hips. 2007 With the VMAs taking place in Vegas that year, Kanye veered from the mainstagesomething he apparently wasnt thrilled aboutto rap his hit Stronger while partying in a suite in the Palms Casino resort. <br>Source:

25 to perform " Black Skinhead ." This will mark the seventh time West has graced the VMAs stage tying Madonna's record for most performances since the awards Kim Kardashian Superstar video show launched in 1984. MTV made the announcement from the Brooklyn Bridge, fittingly, as it's nearby VMAs venue Barclays Center. MTV unveiled the news on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine. See also: MTV Reveals VMA Nominees in Instagram and Vine Videos Previously, West performed Otis with Jay Z in 2011, Runaway in 2010, "Love Lockdown in 2008, Stronger and Good Life with T-Pain in 2007, Gold Digger with Jamie Foxx in 2005, and Jesus Walks/All Falls Down/Through The Wire with Chaka Khan in 2004. <br>Source:

Kanye West to perform ‘Black Skinhead’ at MTV’s Video Music Awards

25 at 9 p.m./8c from Brooklyn, N.Y. He will perform his single, "BLKKK SKKKN HEAD." It will be the rapper's seventh performance at the annual event, which ties Madonna for most MTV VMA performances. To commemorate the significance of the upcoming appointment, MTV Jams and MTV Hits will feature a one hour block of the rapper's videos and performances to commemorate the peformance on Monday at 4 p.m./3c. Also read: MTV Renews 'Awkward,' Names New Showrunners West joins previously announced performer Lady Gaga. The rapper released his newest album, "Yeezus," in June. <br>Source:

Kanye West Set for 7th Performance at MTV VMAs, Will Tie Madonna's Record

MTV announced Monday that the rapper will perform his single "Black Skinhead" at the Aug. 25 awards show. West's performance will be his seventh at the VMAs. He will tie Madonna for the most performances at the awards show. RELATED: KANYE WEST RELEASES 'BLACK SKINHEAD' VIDEO AFTER LEAK Lady Gaga will also perform at the event, which will air live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the MTV VMAs with six nominations each. <br>Source:

Kanye West to Enter MTV Record Books With 7th VMAs Performance

He assured fans that Yeezus would make no such artistic concessions and pointed to "Black Skinhead" as proof. "That was the album where I gave people what they wanted," he said of MBDTF. "I dont think that at that point, with my relationship with the public and with skeptical buyers, that I couldve done Black Skinhead [from Yeezus]." The songs video was released on July 23 and proved to be as revolutionary as the tracks message. The Nick Knight-directed vid features a digitally enhanced version of Yeezy and has a good deal of interactivity with its online incarnation. Fans are able to adjust the pitch and slow the video down as well as grab stills for Instagram with the click of a button. Kanye has raised the creative bar each step of the way and on August 25 when he takes the VMA stage at the Barclays Center fans should expect something special. <br>Source:

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