Kanye West will perform "Black Skinhead" at the MTV VMAs this year, and will tie Madonna for most VMA performances of all time.
Kanye West has had a memorable history at the VMAs. Apart from contributing 6 memorable perfomances over the last ten years, he's also had a backstage meltdown, and experienced one of the most infamous moments of his career-- the Taylor Swift incident.
Whether or not Kanye will make a lasting impression with his "Black Skinhead" performance this year, he will still be making VMA history once again, as his seventh musical appearance at the award show will tie him with Madonna for the most VMA performances of all time.
MTV made the announcement with a photo featuring a copy of Yeezus, the MTV Moonman award, and some "damn croissants". View the pic in the gallery above.
The show airs at 9 p.m. on August 24 at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.
View West's very first VMA appearance below.
[UPDATE: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Have Been Added As Performers At VMAs]
In addition to Kanye West, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been tapped as performers at this year's MTV VMAs. The duo will perform their single "Same Love," the video of which has been nominated for Best Video with a Social Message.
The two also locked down nominations for their "Can't Hold Us" music video for Best Hip Hop Video, as well as "Thrift Shop" for Video of the Year.
The event takes place on August 25th.
[UPDATE: Drake To Perform At 2013 VMAs]
Although we learned earlier this morning that Drake's upcoming album has been delayed, there's still good news because you'll get to see the rapper perform at this year's MTV VMAs in New York.
The rapper announced that he'll be performing at the event on Twitter this morning. On top of this, it's been rumored that Justin Timberlake will reunite with his former bandmates for an *NSYNC performance.
The VMAs go down this weekend.
[UPDATE: 2 Chainz Added To VMAs Line-Up]
As we approach the MTV VMAs, MTV continues to announces guests scheduled to perform. After revealing Drake is in this year's line-up this morning, this afternoon we get word that 2 Chainz will also be a performer.