The VMAs Red Carpet Needs Kimye, But Will They Be There?

by Nicole Pomarico
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It's hard to think of the VMAs without also thinking of Kanye West. Aside from his many nominations, wins, and performances, he's been involved in so many iconic moments from the show over the years, including his famous "I'mma Let You Finish" speech that began the longstanding feud between him and Taylor Swift. So now that this year's event is right around the corner, will Kim Kardashian and Kanye West be at the 2017 VMAs?

So far, neither half of this famous couple has confirmed that they'll be there, despite the fact that they've attended the show together for the last couple of years. Since West's latest album, The Life of Pablo, was released last year, that's when it was recognized, but even so, a video from the album still managed to score a nomination this time around in the Best Choreography category for "Fade." That could be a sign that he does plan to be there, since nobody pulls off an acceptance speech quite like West.

Unfortunately, there might not be any way of knowing if Kardashian and West will be there until the red carpet rolls around on Sunday night, but it wouldn't be surprising if they showed up, killing it as usual. Bustle reached out to reps for the couple for comment on their plans, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.


If West does show up, there's definitely potential for the drama that seems to follow him to the VMAs year after year. With Taylor Swift seemingly on the brink of releasing her sixth album, rumor has it that she could be planning a surprise performance. What better time for these two to reunite on stage and end their beef with each other for once and for all? Or, you know, at least until the next scandal hits.

Since he not only scored a nomination but is also not on tour currently, there's a good reason for him to attend and it looks like his schedule should be clear. And if he doesn't go? It's hard to imagine the VMAs without him, so his absence would certainly be felt.