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PerezHilton.com has been informed exclusively that this year's MTV Video Music Awards will feature a Best Video With A Message category, in an effort to shine "the Spotlight on Music Videos that Served a Higher Purpose."
Here are the nominated artists/videos AND the reasons why they're being recognized:
P!nk – F****** Perfect - P!nk lets out a rally cry of reassurance for anyone who’s ever felt less than perfect.
Lady Gaga – Born This Way - Mother Monster gives birth to a world free from prejudice, judgment and self-doubt.
Katy Perry – Firework - The California Gurl celebrates the spark and originality in all of us.
Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie - Em and Rih Rih illuminate the pain and peril of domestic violence.
Rise Against – Make it Stop (September’s Children) - Rise Against reminds LGBT teens pushed to the edge that “It Gets Better.”
Taylor Swift – Mean - Taylor Swift cautions negative naysayers that being mean gets you nowhere.
Think one of these artists had a good message this year? MTV will allow viewers to vote via mobile phone or at vma.mtv.com through August 16th!
Which artist do U think deserves to win the Best Video With A Message award?
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