Could Weird Al be a surprise guest at the VMAs tomorrow? A tweet from Grimes makes it seem like it could be a possibility. Earlier today, she said, “!!crap im so proud of my 2 dancers – netsuke is gonna be on stage with beyonce @ the vmas this wknd and nickis dancing w weird al haha.” One way to read the tweet is that the first dancer is performing with Bey at the VMAs, while the second is performing with Weird Al somewhere else. But another way to look at it is that the second dancer will be joining Al during a surprise VMA performance. This is all just speculation, but it would make a lot of sense to have him at the awards — he’s been a huge story in music this year with his new album, Mandatory Fun, which was the first comedy album ever to debut at the top of the Billboard charts, and he had a whole week dedicated to him where all he did was release music videos. Al also hasn’t announced a tour in support of the album — outside of an October show in Minnesota, it doesn’t seem like he’d need dancers for anything coming up soon. So let the speculation begin. Performers already announced include Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, and Sam Smith. Watch video of a Weird Al VMA appearance from 1989 below.
!!crap im so proud of my 2 dancers – netsuke is gonna be on stage with beyonce @ the vmas this wknd and nickis dancing w weird al haha
— grimes 0_0 (@Grimezsz) August 23, 2014