TMZ reports that producers have offered the rapper free rein when he takes the stage this weekend. Sources told the website that producers are giving West four minutes to do as he sees fit ― which could mean anything.
A rep for MTV would only confirm to The Huffington Post that West would, in fact, be attending the show this weekend. That news doesn’t come as a surprise, since he’s nominated for three awards and wife Kim Kardashian was previously announced as a presenter.
What West will do with free rein for four minutes is anyone’s guess. Last year, he was honored with the Video Vanguard Award, and during his time onstage announced his intent to run for president in 2020.
He also said the following: “I think about when I’m in the grocery store with my daughter and I have a really great conversation about fresh juice at the ... you know.” You know?
Meanwhile, if rumors of West’s no-limits appearance don’t pan out, executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic told Entertainment Weekly that the performance from Rihanna, who’s getting the Video Vanguard award this year, is going to be one for the history books.
“I can tell you it’s going to be one of those holy crap VMA moments,” he said. “She’s not playing. She’s bringing it.”
Likewise, he also told the publication that Britney Spears is working on something unlike any performance she’s done in the past when she performs “Make Me” for the first time on Sunday.
Request for comment made by The Huffington Post to West’s rep has yet to be returned at this time.