MTV Invites Transgender Military Members to Video Music Awards

Katy Perry Sends ‘Prayers’ To Hurricane Victims At The 2017 VMAs

Oh, and to add more fuel to the fire, the ceremony will be hosted by Katy Perry, another celeb Swift has been known to have ongoing beef with.

After Taylor Swift dropped her new single "Look What You Made Me Do" on Thursday, August 24, fans have been wondering whether the songwriting queen will be delivering an epic performance. "Humble" is also nominated for the Best Choreography award, which we can't imagine going to anyone but Kanye West for "Fade", which Teyana Taylor murdered with her almost four-minute badass dance scene. His album Damn, the bestselling record of 2017, helped to make hip-hop, for the first time ever (at least by Nielsen standards), the industry's dominant genre, supplanting rock "n" roll in terms of overall consumption.

Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with EIGHT nominations, while Katy Perry, DJ Khaled, and The Weeknd are tied at five nominations each. The singer joins an esteemed group of winners that includes Kanye, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Tom Petty. Last year's VMAs drew 6.5 million network viewers with an additional estimated 62.8 million video views online.

Yep. For the 2017 VMAs, MTV made all its categories gender-neutral, like they did earlier in the year for the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Khalid, who's been nominated in the Best New Artist category, is performing on the pre-show by himself, and he's also taking the stage for the main awards show telecast with Logic, who's nominated for the Best Fight Against the System trophy.

There are no confirmation and updates yet as to whether these transgender military members would receive honorary awards or recognition during the event. Department of Defense officials are reviewing the request.

"DoD confirms that MTV has invited Service members in their personal capacity to this year's VMAs", Pentagon Spokesman Lt. Col. Paul Haverstick told the publication in a statement. "Brace for impact", the screen says, promoting the VMAs on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.

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