So, Uh, Who’s Hosting the 2018 VMAs?
For this year's Video Music Awards, MTV has rolled out a long list of performers — Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Shawn Mendes are just a few of the stars slated to take the stage — but they seem to be forgetting one key thing. Like, maybe, who's hosting?
Though the ceremony is just a few days way, the network has yet to reveal the 2018 emcee. So, what's the deal? Is it some surprise guest? Are they forgoing a host altogether? Or are they just running really behind on that announcement? Here's what we know.
When Katy Perry agreed to take the reins last year, MTV broke the news more than a month before the show, so that they haven't said anything about this year's host by now is certainly odd. That being said, not having an emcee isn't entirely unprecedented: In 2016, there wasn't anyone officially attached to lead the event. Instead, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele provided commentary throughout the night as their alter-egos, the Shamester and Lizard Sheeple, so perhaps MTV is plotting something similar this time around.
We also know there are a slew of presenters including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Millie Bobby Brown, and the Backstreet Boys, so there will be plenty of star-power to carry the show either way. For now, just stay tuned? At this point, it's anyone's guess.