The 2022 MTV VMAs are only three nights away, and this year’s show promises a mix of both newcomers and veterans performing on the main stage. On the veterans side, two notable rap legends will join together for an unforgettable performance that spans the continental United States. Eminem and Snoop Dogg will pair up to perform their duet hit “From the D 2 the LBC.”
The joint venture will mark each of the rappers’ first times performing at the VMAs in over a decade. Eminem last hit the stage for “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie” in 2010, while Snoop most recently linked up with Diddy and a video of the late rap legend Notorious B.I.G. in 2005 for a rendition of “Juicy” and “Warning.”
In addition to its title creating a literal connection from Em’s home of Detroit to Snoop’s Long Beach County in California, “From the D 2 the LBC” is likewise notable for being inspired by the world of the Otherside metaverse. MTV partnered with Yuga Labs to help bring the performance to life.
Currently, both Snoop and Eminem are nominated in the Best Hip Hop category for the song, which is their first collaboration in over 20 years and the second single of Em’s second greatest hits album Curtain Call 2. They previously joined together on the 2001 single “Bitch Please II,” an iconic track from The Marshall Mathers LP. Eminem is currently the second-most nominated artist in VMAs history with 60 noms, trailing only behind Madonna, who has garnered 69.
Em and Snoop join a stacked lineup of previously announced performers: Bad Bunny, Global Icon Award recipient Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow, Blackpink, Lizzo, Måneskin, Kane Brown, Anitta, Panic! at the Disco, and more. So get ready to see your faves take over the Garden State on Sunday night, August 28!
This year’s show will return to New Jersey’s Prudential Center in Newark on Sunday, August 28. The ceremony previously hit the Garden State in 2019, hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco; last year’s show aired from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Find more info at vma.mtv.com.