MTV Video Music Awards To Close With Celebration Of Hip-Hop
Tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards will end with a special celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary. The network announced yesterday that Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and LL Cool J will join previously-announced performers Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj for the segment. McDaniels hasn’t performed at the VMAs since Run-DMC joined Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith to close the 1987 ceremony with their iconic genre-blending blockbuster hit “Walk This Way.” This will also be LL Cool J’s first VMAs performance in about 20 years. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five — the first rap group inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — have never performed at the VMAs. The ceremony will air live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center tonight.