Eminem and Snoop Dogg to Pair Up for ‘Metaverse-Inspired’ VMAs Performance

Eminem and Snoop Dogg are set to perform on the 2022 MTV VMAs (Credit: MTV)

Detroit and Long Beach will be in the house at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards — thanks to hip-hop legends Eminem and Snoop Dogg.

The rappers will pair up on the VMAs stage for a “metaverse-inspired” performance of their new single “From the D 2 the LBC,” MTV announced Thursday. The stage setup is based on the Otherside virtual gaming world, and MTV partnered with Yuga Labs to put it together.

The rappers released the music video for the song in June. [watch the video below]

The performance will mark each rapper’s first time performing at the VMAs in over a decade. Eminem last performed “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie” at the VMAs in 2010. Snoop performed at the awards with Diddy and a video of the late Notorious B.I.G. for a version of “Juicy” and “Warning” in 2005.

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Eminem and Snoop are nominated in the Best Hip Hop category for “From The D 2 The LBC.”

Fans will recall the two rappers appeared together in February at the Super Bowl halftime show in Inglewood, California.

They’ll link up again at the 2022 VMAs. The show airs live from the Prudential Center in downtown Newark, New Jersey on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 8PM ET/PT.

Below are previously announced details on the awards via MTV.

LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow are set to host the 2022 VMAs, introducing the night’s biggest moments and lineup of performers, presenters and winners.

Special Awards
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the Global Icon Award and perform live at the 2022 VMAs.

Nicki Minaj will receive MTV’s 2022 Video Vanguard Award and perform live.

Anitta, BLACKPINK, J Balvin, Jack Harlow, Kane Brown, Lizzo, Måneskin, Marshmello x Khalid and Panic! At The Disco are among the performers set to take the MTV stage, plus Bad Bunny will perform live from Yankee Stadium as part of his world tour stop.

Doja Cat, Jack Harlow and Harry Styles lead with the most nominations (8), followed by Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X (7), Billie Eilish (6); BTS, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Future, Lizzo, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd (5) closely follow.

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