Jay-Z and Kanye West have been revealed as surprise performers at tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards.

According to E! Online, Hov and ‘Ye will grace the stage at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Watch the Throne duo joins a lineup that already includes Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Adele and more. The evening will also feature a tribute to Britney Spears and Amy Winehouse.

The awards will be broadcast live tonight at 9 p.m. EST on MTV.

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