Brooklyn, N.Y. – Doja Cat has been tapped to host the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, according to Variety. Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is the location of choice for the annual award show this year, but there’s no word on what crowd capacity restrictions will be amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.
“I’m hosting the 2021 #VMAs this year Wowowowowowow Tune in on 9/12 at 8pm on @MTV,” Doja wrote to Twitter on Wednesday (August 25).
I’m hosting the 2021 #VMAs this year Wowowowowowow 🤯 Tune in on 9/12 at 8pm on @MTV pic.twitter.com/R44V9VRUWo
— yeeeeeees (@DojaCat) August 25, 2021
Doja Cat performed a medley at the 2020 MTV VMAs and has now leveled up into earning the host role in just a year. She also took home a Moon Man for Best New Artist last year.
The Planet Her rapper also has five nominations at the 2021 ceremony, where she’ll be competing in the Artist of the Year and Video of the Year categories respectively.
In addition to hosting duties, Doja Cat will be performing once again alongside artists such as Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Chlöe Bailey, Camila Cabello, Lorde, Olivia Rodrigo, Shawn Mendes and Twenty One Pilots.
pondering what i’m gonna do for my vma performance…
— blonde don (@machinegunkelly) August 26, 2021
Fan voting is still open in the categories through September 3. Leading the nominations in pole position is Justin Bieber with seven and Megan Thee Stallion not far off with six, with Drake notching five without dropping an album.
Make sure to tune into the 2021 MTV VMAs on September 12 at 8 p.m. ET.