B.o.B Anticipates A ‘Spectacular’ Moment At The VMAs

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By Rahman J. Dukes

Of all the hip-hop performances scheduled to take place at this year’s Video Music Awards, the collaboration between B.o.B and Paramore singer Hayley Williams promises to be a “moment.”
B.o and Hailey’s “Airplanes” performance at the show will mark their first public appearance together.

The Atlanta native has been on a roll with “Airplanes,” performing the catchy tune in many venues over the summer, most notably Eminem and Jay-Z’s stadium tour, where B.o.B opened up sans Hayley. But his VMA appearance will fare different than his performances from the past few months and if you were to ask Bobby Ray, he’s sure to inform you he expects nothing short of magic once the curtain pulls open.

“I think the fact of me and her performing on the same stage is going to be spectacular. I’m really gonna try to attempt to levitate. I don’t know if the dynamics of the room will allow me to do that ’cause it requires me to really pull from the sky.”

B.o.B hit the Nokia Theater grounds earlier Saturday for a run-through of his performance, which also featured crooner Bruno Mars. The rapper’s management was in awe of the lavish, larger-than-life set.

“All I can say is WOW to this stage and set @ VMA Awards,” TJ Chapman tweeted. “Wow.”

The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles tomorrow September 12. The party starts with MTV News’ VMA Pre-Show at 8 p.m., followed by the main event at 9 p.m. ET.