Monday, August 29, 2011
MTV VMAs 2011: Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'surprise' performance
It was maybe the worst-kept secret of the 2011 Video Music Awards: Kanye West and Jay-Z took the stage for a "surprise" performance of their song "Otis" early in Sunday's (Aug. 28) show.
Which doesn't mean it was any less fun to watch. Live hip-hop can sometimes be an iffy proposition, but these two guys know how to command a stage as well as anyone, and they did exactly that.
And there actually was one surprise: A fan jumped on stage behind them in the middle of their performance, prompting a quick response from the VMA security team. Neither rapper seemed thrown off by the distraction, though.
Video of the performance is below. We'll post the full, official version when it becomes available.