There’s no topping the twerk – or at least not in Brooklyn. After a controversial 2013 ceremony at New York City’s Barclay Center, MTV is relocating the VMAs back to the West Coast for the 2014 edition, which will air live on Sunday, August 24th from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
MTV promoted the 2014 ceremony through its various social platforms using the hashtag #RoadToTheVMAs. The company then revealed the relocation news with the below video, which features the iconic Moonman statue.
“I am thrilled to welcome the MTV Video Music Awards to the Forum in Inglewood,” the city’s mayor, James T. Butts, said in a press release. “Since its reopening in January, the ‘Fabulous’ Forum has become the destination for music lovers in Southern California. A truly historic location, and home to some of the greatest concerts and sporting events, the Forum is back, better than ever and ready to shine for decades more.”
“With its incomparable legacy as a world class music venue, the Forum is one of Southern California’s most iconic entertainment landmarks,” added MTV President Stephen Friedman. “The Forum has hosted some of the most legendary musical artists and performances ever seen and we can’t wait to add the 2014 Video Music Awards to this list and create the type of memorable moments that music fans will talk about for years to come.”
This year’s ceremony has some massive shoes to fill following the insane 2013 edition, which featured Miley Cyrus’ infamous foam-finger twerk, along with a full ‘N Sync reunion and performances from Lady Gaga and Kanye West.