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Keke Palmer Has Been Announced As Host Of The 2020 MTV VMAs

Keke Palmer Has Been Announced As Host Of The 2020 MTV VMAs
August 26, 2020 - 18:18 / Hayley Paskevich

On Thursday, it was announced that Keke Palmer will be hosting the 2020 MTV VMAs! See the new promo spot that was released, which sees her reprise a popular role. Plus, find out where and when the ceremony is set to take place! 

Keke Palmer is officially set to host the 2020 MTV Music Video Awards! As Entertainment Tonight reports, MTV announced the news on Thursday, sharing a new promo for the awards show along with it.

Palmer reprises character "True Jackson" in MTV promo

Palmer can be seen having a conversation with "True Jackson," in the promo MTV shared. As Entertainment Tonight mentions, "True" is a character that Palmer played in the 2008 Nickelodeon show True Jackson, VP. But instead of VP, her character is now CEO!

"Damn, looks like we're both a big deal," Palmer remarks in the spot. She's also shown rapping about how excited she is to host this year's MTV VMAs, which "True" can be seen dancing along to!

Keke Palmer attends Refinery29 Presents 29Rooms New York: Expand Your Reality Experience 2019 on December 5, 2019.

Palmer called "an energetic force" and "a quadruple threat"

Palmer takes over from last year's host of the MTV VMAs, stand-up comic Sebastian Maniscalco. Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming and Events for ViacomCBS Media Networks, made a statement about Palmer taking on the hosting gig. 

"We’re thrilled to have the multi-talented Keke Palmer as this year’s VMAs host," he said. "Keke is an energetic force and a quadruple threat with unmatched comedic wit who will make this year’s show truly unforgettable." 

Palmer being named as host of the ceremony comes a week after the MTV VMAs 2020 nominees were announced! The awards show is set to air on Sunday, August 30 on MTV, broadcast live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. However, it's currently uncertain whether or not there will be a live audience. Tune in to see who the night's big winners are, and how Palmer does as host!