Just two years after he tweaked her little behind into her own moment at the event, Miley Cyrus is back at the MTV Video Music Awards (MTV, 9 p.m.), invited to host and be as rebellious as she wants in doing so.
She’ll have a lot of competition with people who want to create their own VMA moment; chief among them, Nicki Minaj, who publicly complained that she didn’t get nominated for video of the year for her “Anaconda,” and was rewarded with the opening performing slot — something that often proves more valuable than a moon man statue.
Also performing at tonight’s event? Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, The Weeknd, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots.
Kanye West will receive some weird video vanguard award, but Taylor Swift will premiere her new video, “Wildest Dreams.”
Britney Spears, Ice Cube and Kylie Jenner are among the presenters.
Nick Jonas and Walk the Moon will perform at the VMA Pre-Show (MTV, 8 p.m.) hosted by Kelly Osbourne, Sway, Sway’s hat and the crew from “Girl Code.” Plus, according to a press release, “red carpet puppies will be sporting some of the most iconic looks from past VMA attendees.” So there’s that.