5 Iconic Performers That MTV VMAs Will Miss in 2023

Published 09/11/2023, 4:38 AM EDT

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MTV Video Music Awards is arguably one of the most prestigious events in the music industry. Fans eagerly wait for it every single year where all the big names gather under one roof. And this season is even more special because they are going heavy on hip-hop. The show will pay tribute to the 50th-anniversary of the genre following the lead of many other awards ceremonies in the past year.

From Cardi B to Doja Cat, many beloved superstars will take the stage to engage and entertain the audiences with their charm. However, it is possible that fans do not get to watch some performers this time that have made history on this stage in the past decade.

Singers who will not attend the MTV VMAs 2023

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MTV VMAs is just one day away from the television screens of fans who have waited long to stream it. But before they finally sit down to stream, it is important to get the complete information about performers. So they do not leave disappointed by the event after not finding their favorite singers taking the stage.

Kanye West 

Kanye West is one of the most iconic rappers in the music industry in this era. Whenever the rapper steps on a stage, people hold their breath to not skip any moment. But fans have not seen him doing any shows or concerts since he turned the world upside down with his hate speech on social media. Instead, these recent months all he has been doing is spending quality time with his wife Bianca Censori. Considering all those things, there is no chance the Grammy winner will perform at the VMAs this year.

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Taylor Swift 

Taylor Swift has become synonymous with the MTV Video Music Awards, achieving new milestones every year. The pop sensation has been a part of the historic moments of the event. Although some did not happen by her choice, this beauty took it all in positively and transformed it into a successful story. Likewise, her reign has continued this year too as she has racked up 11 nods, giving tough competition to legendary figures like Beyoncé.

Credits: ImagoSadly, for fans, this time the ‘Lover’ singer will only take the stage to receive awards as her name is nowhere on the performers’ list.

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé is one of those few voices in the world that lightens up the bleak existence of people. This beauty has got the undivided attention of fans since she started her career and has been called one of the best live performers. In fact, MTV Awards has not remained untouched by her elaborate and breathtaking onstage performances. But in recent years, the 42-year-old has not joined the stage showcasing her electric dance moves and surreal voices. It seems the same will happen this year too and she will let others take the spotlight while she waits for the results and completes her Renaissance Tour.

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has spent most of her teen years moonlighting at Hannah Montana with a blonde wig. But the moment she entered her 20s, this versatile musician lighted up the biggest stages in the world under her own name. The performances of this rock-steeped vocalist have always raised the hair of fans, leaving them star-stuck.

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However, the 2023 VMAs will not get the chance to witness the talent that resides in every single vein of this artist. Still, the 30-year-old has much to look forward to in the events having bagged six nominations.

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Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga is one of the top recipients of the VMAs and holds special significance in the onstage performances, too. Remember when she shocked the world with her blood-soaked performance in 2009? Well, it is certainly unforgettable considering it was not just an act but the moment a pocket-rocket New Yorker named Stefani Germanotta became Lady Gaga. So it is understandable fans might be expecting something like that because it’s pop year. As much as it pains us to say, the Shallow singer will not take the limelight this year.

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Irrespective of these artists not performing, fans should not be disappointed as this year’s VMAs have much bigger things to offer. For Swifties especially since their beloved star has taken over the event with so many nominations and who knows, she might make a new history this time. Therefore, stick to the screens when MTV arrives on stage on September 12.

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Are you looking forward to the 2023 MTV VMAs? Let us know your views in the comment box and stay around for more updates.

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Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.

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