MTV recently announced that their notorious VMA awards show will be moving from LA to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The Barclays Center, which is the home of the Brooklyn Nets, opened in September of last year is partly owned by Jay-Z.
Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz recently welcomed the VMAs to Brooklyn in a statement:
From hip-hop to hipsters, Jay-Z to MGMT, Brooklyn musicians have a long history of dominating the ‘spotlight’ on MTV. Brooklyn is a cultural Mecca – the hippest, coolest place for young people across the country, and has played a crucial role in the careers of some of 2013’s biggest bands, like fun. and the Lumineers. Now, it is only fitting that the first time Brooklyn will ever host a major awards show, we are welcoming the most exciting and talked about spectacle in the music industry . . . I’m so thrilled that I’ll probably get ‘no sleep till Brooklyn’ hosts the VMAs!
We’ll keep you posted on developments.