I don’t know about you guys, but I was watching the VMAs expecting an extravagant performance from Kanye West.

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As much as we enjoyed that lengthy, memorable speech I was prepared for a mind blowing act from Kanye. However, it turned out that he only accepted his award and spoke. Billboard caught up with the executive producer Van Toffler and he explained why Kanye didn’t perform:

We originally thought Kanye was going to do a medley. Then we thought he was going to not do music and talk. Then, about two acts into the show, we thought he would do a couple-song medley. This is after the show started. Then, about an act before, we found out that he might not do music and just speak — but we had to be prepared for both, so we had a track cued up. We were in the truck and we heard this 10 minutes before he was to accept the award.

This still didn’t explain exactly why Kanye didn’t want to perform, but I guess he just didn’t want to. Toffler did in fact confirm that Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus were not playing. Yikes.


All I want to know is, Miley, what’s good?

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