Eminem and Snoop Dogg among artists for 2022 MTV Video Music Awards – The Hollywood Reporter
Eminem and Snoop Dogg will take the stage at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards for what the network calls a “first of its kind” performance of “From the D 2 The LBC” inspired by the world of the Otherside metaverse.
MTV said it has teamed up with Yuga Lubs for the performance of the song, which marks the first collaboration between Eminem and Snoop Dogg in more than 20 years. The song is also nominated for “Best Hip-Hop” at the VMAs, airing live Sunday on MTV from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Otherside is described on its website as “a gamified and interoperable metaverse under development. The game combines massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) mechanics and Web3-compatible virtual worlds. Think of it as a metaRPG where players own the world, your NFTs can become playable characters, and thousands of people can play together in real time.
Eminem last performed at the VMAs 12 years ago, while Snoop Dogg last performed there 17 years ago.
Doja Cat, Jack Harlow and Harry Styles lead the nominees for the 2022 VMAs. LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow will host the show, where Minaj will also receive the Video Vanguard Award and Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the Global Icon Award.
Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic serve as executive producers; Barb Bialkowski is co-executive producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba are the executives in charge of production. Wendy Plaut is the celebrity talent manager. Lisa Lauricella is Director of Music Talent.