The rap trifecta will be tasked with introducing the performers, presenters and winners, “taking a more innovative and unique approach to the traditional ‘host’ gig seen in previous years,” according to the announcement.
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LL COOL J first appeared at the VMAs in 1991 when he won Best Rap Video for “Mama Said Knock You Out.” In 1997, he was honored with the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Harlow, meanwhile, is nominated for seven Moon Man Awards, including Artist of the Year and Video of the Year. He’ll also make his VMAs solo performance debut (he performed with Lil Nas X on their Hot 100-topping hit “Industry Baby” in 2021).
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