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B.o.B., Justin Bieber Added to List of VMA Performers

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MTV has announced that teenage crooner Justin Bieber and genre-bending rapper B.o.B will be joining Kanye West and Drake as performers at the 2010 Video Music Awards.

Both B.o.B and Bieber have enjoyed fairytale years. In addition to releasing a No.1 album and starring in his own Adidas sneaker commercial, Bobby Ray is up for five VMA nominations including Video of the Year and Best Male Video, while Bieber scored a platinum-selling No.1 album and is nominated for Best New Artist.

“I’m excited to be performing at the VMAs. It is all still unbelievable, because last year I went for the first time and no one knew who I was,” Bieber exclaimed. “Just really shows that dreams can come true and what incredible, dedicated fans I have. I’m a lucky guy and grateful. Now I just want to get on that stage, have some fun in front of my heroes, because at the end of the day I’m still a kid and still a fan.”

“I’m just gonna wear rocket boots the whole night. And nothing else … Buck naked, rocket boots. That’s how I roll,” B.o.B joked of his VMA outfit, before getting serious about the honor of performing on the same night as his fellow hip-hop stars, Kanye and Drake.

“It’s very special to me,” B.o.B humbly continued. “I think it’s a lot more special than the success of the singles, because this reflects the work I’ve put in over the years and the word of mouth I’ve helped create … It’s definitely amazing. I’m trying to find the words to explain it, but I can’t. It’s inexplicable. I’m a real simple man, so, you know, I accept every gift with generosity and gratitude.” Other presenters include Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz and Ne-Yo.

The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Los Angeles on September 12 at 9PM.

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