ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

The VMAs are well known for being the wild child of award shows and here's hoping that 2016 will continue to dish up the glitter drenched, all singing, all dancing debauchery.

Below is everything you should expect for Sunday's festivities, but in typical MTV style, there will probably be a few surprises along the way!

Who's The Host?

Who could forget Miley's VMA hosting?
Who could forget Miley's VMA hosting?

If you are scratching your head in confusion, wondering how the hell you don't know who this year's VMA host is, fear not my friend. Because, there isn't one.

We all remember Miley's technicolor travels through the awards last year where she cosplayed as everything from an exhibitionist matador to a Betty Spaghetti doll, but this year there has been no host announced.

It's not unprecedented to have a year with no host at all, but I'm kind of hoping they keep this publicity stunt pulsing and slam Taylor and Kanye on the stage together — or, even better, Taylor and Kim.

The Trials Of Taylor

Speaking of Taylor, the country-star-turned-pop-sensation-turned-emoji-snake is the center of a few VMA rumors after Kimmy Kakes spilled the truth serum about that "Famous" controversy.

Although Swifty might have experienced a drop in popularity recently, MTV Vice President Gina Esposito revealed that she is still the Regina George of the VMAs.

Believe it or not, celebs get a say in who they sit next to at the event (which I guess explains the feel good atmosphere of the awards) and TayTay is one of the most requested neighbors. Esposito told Cosmopolitan:

"She has so many good friends, and it was hard to figure out the ‘Taylor’ of it all [in past years] because so many people were requesting to sit by her and sit with her. She’s often really requested.”

Tyalor Swift and her squad run the VMAs
Tyalor Swift and her squad run the VMAs

On the totally opposite end of the spectrum, another rumor from The Mirror is reporting that Taylor won't be attending the ceremony at all to avoid the Kanye and Calvin Harris drama that could bubble up like noxious gas.

The British newspaper is also reporting that Kanye West has been allocated a four minute performance slot to do whatever the hell he wants with; whether it be ranting incoherently, waxing poetic about leather jogging pants or begging Mark Zuckerberg for money. Understandably, this could be enough to keep Taylor away.

It's Britney, Bitch

Brit Brit is basically the high priestess of the VMAs after delivering two of the most memorable performances — one with a snake wrapped around her, and one with herself wrapped around Madonna.

This year, Britney is coming back to deliver what will inevitably be another sasstastic performance before she drops her comeback album, the fittingly named Glory.

Although there is no guarantee of reptiles, Britney's stint in Vegas means she is well rehearsed and raring to go. Anyone who has been following Brit's progress will know the confidence revolution this bad bitch has undergone, and that can only lead to great things.

Bad Gal Riri Is 'Bringing It'

Never one to be a demure, understated wall-flower, bad gal Riri is all set to tear it up at this year's VMA awards and she has been given creative freedom to slap her own distinct stamp on it.

According to the executive producer of the VMAs, Jesse Ignjatovic, Rihanna is really gonna make an impact. Jesse told EW:

"I’m really excited because she’s taken this opportunity to inject her own creativity into it. If we’re talking on Monday the 29th or after the show Sunday, everyone will be surprised with what she’s done to make this honor her own and something that’s extremely impactful. I can tell you it’s going to be one of those holy crap VMA moments. She’s not playing. She’s bringing it.”

Really, Ignjatovic, when has Rihanna ever been playing?

I have no idea what to expect her, but I'm kind of envisaging that spectacular yellow Met Gala dress combined with some sort of ridiculously athletic arial performance. That would do nicely.

Ariana Grande And Nicki Minaj: Team Diva

After tearing Miley a new one with her razor-sharp tongue during last year's VMAs, Minaj is due to appear again, this time on more friendly terms.

The 33-year-old pop sensation is due to appear with her fave collaborative partner Ariana Grande in a diva team that is so outrageous that the two of them combined almost make an entire Mariah Carey. Impressive.

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Pray For Beyoncé

Seeing as Beyoncé will inevitably be scooping up more awards than she can carry for the visually lavish of Lemonade, she might as well perform too, right?

Rumor has it that the arc angel of pop music and the veritable video queen will sashay onto the stage at some point to wow the crowds, but it's by no means concrete.

Olympic Gold

The fabulous five gymnasts who recently dazzled at the olympics will all be attending so their bevy of celebrity fans can finally meet them!

Hopefully this will lead to some more totes adorbs moments like when Zac Efron met Simone Biles. Hell, he's pretty athletic, maybe he could do a routine with her, or just stand on his hands and knees and be the horse.

What would you like to see at this year's VMAs? Make your wishes and predictions below.

(Source: The Mirror, Cosmopolitan, EW)


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