MTV broke the news on its official Twitter account, sharing the announcement with a special twist that called back memories of Palmer’s days on the criminally underrated Nickelodeon original series True Jackson, VP. In a mock FaceTime call, Palmer chats with herself as Jackson (who is now a whole CEO — give us this reboot, Nick!) about her latest gig at the emcee of MTV’s major music ceremony.
“I’m hosting the MTV VMAs!” says Jackson excitedly. “Summer’s biggest stage, with the world’s biggest artists!
Doja Cat and J Balvin are among the performers for the night, and beloved K-pop group BTS will also be storming the stage for the first time ever. A number of stars will also likely join the festivities from home; nominees for the VMAs include Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Megan thee Stallion, and Taylor Swift.
The VMAs will air on August 30 on MTV.