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Will Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Be At The VMAs? All Signs Point To No

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Kanye West is only up for one VMA this year: Best Choreography for the "Fade" music video (a truly iconic vid). Given that he's only up for one this year, will we be seeing Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the VMAs? It doesn't seem likely, as West and Kardashian haven't even mentioned the VMAs lately. They did slay the VMAs blue carpet at the 2016 VMAs, and Kanye's speech at the 2016 VMAs was one we won't soon forget, but as for the 2017 VMAs, we probably won't see Kimye in attendance.

West's 2016 VMAs speech came immediately before he debuted "Fade" and its music video. He didn't end up winning any of the VMAs he was nominated for (he lost most of them to Beyoncé's "Formation" because obviously), but MTV did ask him to take the stage for an "uncensored" four minutes. And during the speech, he called out Taylor Swift for all of the "Famous" drama (the song and video for which he was nominated that night). It was an interesting speech, to say the least. My favorite part was the opening line when he said, "I am Kanye West," just in case we didn't know. Here's another great clip from the speech:

Now, later tonight, 'Famous' might lose to Beyoncé but I can't be mad. I'm always wishing for Beyoncé to win so… for people to understand just how blessed we are, ['Famous'] was an expression of our now, our fame right now, us on the inside of the TV. You know, just to put… the audacity to put Anna Wintour right next to Donald Trump. I mean, I put Ray J in there bro! This is fame, bro! Like, I see you Amber… my wife is a G…
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Even if Kim and Kanye do go to the VMAs this year, it will be hard to top this speech. Here are some of the VMA nominations you'll be hearing about on Sunday, Aug. 27:

Video of the Year

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam) DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records)

Artist of the Year

Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records) Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) Ed Sheeran (Atlantic Records) Ariana Grande (Republic Records) The Weeknd (XO/Republic Records) Lorde (Republic Records)

Best New Artist

Khalid (RCA Records) Kodak Black (Atlantic Records) SZA (TDE/RCA Records) Young M.A (3D) Julia Michaels (Republic Records) Noah Cyrus (Records)

Best Collaboration

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don't Talk Anymore” (Atlantic Records) DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records) The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records) Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels” (Columbia Records) Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (Republic Records)

Best Pop 

Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better” (Island Records) Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You” (Asylum/Atlantic Records) Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records) Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records) Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” (RCA Records)

Best Hip Hop

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) Big Sean – “Bounce Back” (Def Jam) Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs” (Chance the Rapper LLC) D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records) Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee” (300 Entertainment) DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I'm The One” (Epic Records/We The Best)

Best Dance

Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” (Interscope) Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain't Me” (Ultra/Interscope) Calvin Harris – “My Way” (Columbia Records) Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water” (Mad Decent) Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone” (Wall Recordings/Latium/RCA Records)

Best Fight Against the System

Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” (Race & LGBTQ) (Def Jam) The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration) (Atlantic Records) Big Sean – “Light” (Race) (Def Jam) Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Body image) (Def Jam) Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment) John Legend – “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate) (Columbia Records)

You can catch the 2017 VMAs on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. on MTV.