Perry delivers space-themed VMAs opening

Author: APTue, 2017-08-29 03:00ID: 1503951672483299200LOS ANGELES: Katy Perry has arrived at MTV’s Video Music Awards straight from space — at least the space above the stage.Perry was lowered from the ceiling wearing a shiny silver spacesuit. The pop star is hosting from the Forum in Inglewood, California.She said that even though times have been “terrible,” music brings people together.Perry says, “Even in the apocalypse, we deserve a great soundtrack.” The VMAs are a performance-heavy show. Kendrick Lamar kicked off Sunday’s ceremony with a fiery set, and Ed Sheeran performed soon after him. Perry is slated to perform her song “Swish Swish” later in the show with special guest Nicki Minaj.Katy Perry says she is pretty sure she is going to say the wrong thing while hosting the MTV VMAs.Perry said on the network’s official pre-show Sunday that she gets very nervous speaking publicly and has a tendency to say something that will offend people. She says her solution for the evening will be to “ignore all the haters.”Despite her jitters, Perry says she is looking forward to getting into some trouble.Perry will not just be talking — she says she will perform her song “Swish Swish” with Nicki Minaj.Singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff has taken a moment to pose for photos with a group of transgender military service members before taking the stage during the MTV VMAs pre-show.Six transgender soldiers and veterans walked the carpet Sunday in an effort to highlight their service amid President Donald Trump’s recent policy to ban transgender recruits.Antonoff says it would be “absolutely insane not to” support transgender members of the military.He says of the policy change, “It is absolutely heartbreaking; a massive step backwards, as is every day with Trump.”It is been a big week musically for Antonoff, who collaborated with Taylor Swift on the new single she dropped on Friday. The video for “Look What You Made Me Do” is set to premiere during the VMAs.
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