News: Eminem, Jay-Z & Kanye West Face-Off For Video Music Awards 2009

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Eminem, Kanye West, Jay-Z and more will face-off at MTV's 2009 Video Music Awards as they compete to win in the "Best Hip-Hop Video" category this fall.

The rap stars will also face competition from rap newcomers Asher Roth and Flo Rida.

MTV's Video Music Awards "Best Hip-Hop Video" nominees: Eminem's "We Made You," Kanye West's "Love Lockdown," Jay-Z's "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)," Asher Roth's "I Love College" and Flo Rida's "Right Round." (Press Release)

This year's showcase will be hosted by comedian Russell Brand.

Russell Brand is returning to host the 26th annual MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 13 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Last year, the combination of the relatively unknown British comedian with the seemingly never overexposed Britney Spears paid off for MTV as the VMAs pulled in record numbers for the network. (Los Angeles Times)

MTV has begun revealing early performers and presenters for the upcoming ceremony.

Secure the stage floor and reinforce the windows: Green Day and Pink are coming to the live MTV Video Music Awards as we take over New York City for the 26th annual show live on Sunday, September 13, at 9 p.m. ET. And in addition to the growing list of musical performers, we can also announce the first of our celebrity presenters: Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Chace Crawford. (MTV)

Winners at last year's showcase included Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Yeezy.

VMA's 2008: "Best Male Video" Chris Brown's "With You," "Best Hip-Hop Video" Lil Wayne's "Lollipop," "Best Dancing in a Video" Pussycat Dolls' "When I Grow Up," "Best Direction in a Video" Erykah Badu's "Honey," "Best Choreography in a Video" Gnarls Barkley's "Run" and "Best Special Effects in a Video" Kanye West's "Good Life." (Mahalo)

The 2009 Video Music Awards take place Sunday, September 13th.

Check out a recent Eminem & Jay-Z performance below:

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