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Kanye West to perform at MTV Video Music Awards

Tuesday - 8/6/2013, 11:08am  ET

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2013 file photo shows Kanye West, center, attends the fashion designer Martin Margiela's Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture fashion collection, in Paris. West is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this month. The network announced Monday, Aug. 5, that the rapper would perform his single “Black Skinhead” at the Aug. 25 awards show. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kanye West will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this month.

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.

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. Bruno Mars is up for four awards. Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Pink and Thirty Seconds to Mars have three nominations each.

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Online:

http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/

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MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc.


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