MTV VMA Seating Revealed: Who Sits Near Beyonce, Odd Future?
MTV’s Video Music Awards will be taking place on Sunday (Aug. 28), at the Nokia Theatre in hurricane-free Los Angeles, and MTV News host Jim Cantiello has done some digging into the seating charts to reveal which celebrities get front row treatment, and which get sent to the back of the bus.
With Kreayshawn handling red-carpet hosting duties and Beyonce announced as a performer to the star-studded lineup, which already includes Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars and Jessie J, this year’s VMAs is sure to be one of the most hip-hop heavy events in recent memory. However, will hip-hop nominees be front and center or relegated to the nosebleeds?
“Tony Bennett: This guy is a baller, and whoever is behind him is going to have the craziest contact high,” Cantiello jokes, before turning over the card behind the 85-year-old singer to reveal who else but Wiz Khalifa.
“This is going to be a very rowdy section at the VMAs Sunday night,” Cantiello remarks as he moves towards the back of the venue. “This is the land of Odd Future. Now, there are like 100 members of Odd Future. I’m only seeing three cards. So sorry, Hodgy, you’re not invited this year.”
Pulling out a potato sack, Cantiello quips, “Here at the VMAs, we are prepared for anything in the audience, so if Lady Gaga wants to have a potato-sack race with Lil Wayne, we got them covered.”
The biggest surprise of the night, however, was the revelation that two of pop’s reigning queens will be holding court adjacent to one another on Sunday.
“I’m in section Queen B at the VMAs, Beyonce and Britney. Both of them turning 30 this year, fun fact!” the host continued. “Britney you should totally bring Beyonce a birthday present this Sunday!”
The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards airs live on Sunday, Aug. 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9PM ET/PT.