Why Don’t You Say So, Doja Cat is Hosting the VMAs!
MTV announced today that Doja Cat will be hosting the 2021 MTV VMAs. MTV has been celebrating these honors since 1984, making this year’s presentation as their 38th show. The 2021 VMAs will be held at Barclays Center in New York, the second time at the arena since it’s opening in 2012.
This year will be the first time in history that the VMA host has a nomination for its year’s Video of the Year. Some may say there is no such thing as a coincidence. Others may say Doja Cat is just killin it, she won the Moon Man last year for Best New Artist.
In what may come as a surprise, Doja Cat is only the third black woman to ever host or co-host the VMAs. MTV VJ “Downtown” Julie Brown hosted the 1986 and 1987 VMAs and actress Keke Palmer hosted in 2020 last year. With that said, there were a number of years where the MTV VMAs did not even have a host at all.
Doja Cat is also nominated for four other categories including Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration with SZA for “Kiss Me More”, and Best Art Design and Best Visual Effects for “Best Friend,” a single by Sawettie on which she appears as a music feature. In addition, she will also perform at this year’s music awards.
Some nominations we’re looking forward to are “Best Docu-reality Show” as Black Ink Crew New York and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta are both nominated, as well as “Best Villain” for Giancarlo Esposito’s role as Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian.
The 2021 MTV VMAs will broadcast live on Sunday, September 12 at 8pm ET with performances by Camila Cabello, Chlöe Bailey, Lil Nas X, Lorde, Olivia Rodrigo, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, and more.