Over the weekend, Variety reported that the 2020 MTV VMAs would no longer take place in person at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Due to the current padenmic, the annual award show will take place in various outdoor spaces throughout the city of New York.
The 2020 VMAs will take place on Sunday, August 30th.
The official statement said, “In close consultation with state and local health officials, it became clear at this time that outdoor performances with limited or no audience would be more feasible and safer than an indoor event. The VMAs will highlight the boroughs in an exciting show and return to Barclays Center in 2021. MTV will continue to work closely with the Department of Health, state and local officials, the medical community, and key stakeholders to ensure the safety of all involved.”
It was also announced that Keke Palmer would be hosting this year’s award show.
Click here to view the complete list of nominees for the 2020 MTV VMAs.