MTV general manager Stephen Friedman said, "We thought that there’s no better way to kick off the show than a performance from Eminem.”
We know he's been on top of the charts this year, but it's a pretty jarring way to start off the night.
P.S. People who will NOT be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday: Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Pink, Taylor Swift and more people we actually give a shiz about!
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