Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in Brooklyn, Cuomo says

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In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, a statue of the MTV Moon Man appears on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. 2019 is the year of Missy Elliott: The rap icon will earn the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards in New Jersey. Performers include Elliott, Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Normani, Bad Bunny, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, H.E.R., J Balvin, Lil Nas X, Rosalia, Ozuna and Jonas Brothers. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

BROOKLYN (WLNS) – Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will be held in Brooklyn during a press briefing.

“The Video Music Awards are going to be held Sunday, August 30, at Barclays Center,” said Cuomo.

A slide during the briefing noted that “the event will follow all safety guidance, including limited or no audience.”

An MTV spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the show will take place Aug. 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

“The health of everyone involved remains our No. 1 priority,” said an MTV spokesperson in a statement to Billboard in May. “Additionally, we are working on several contingency plans to bring music’s biggest night to audiences everywhere.”

The governor also announced that New York City would be entering Phase III of reopening on July 6th.

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