Jordin Sparks Thinks She'll Be Russell Brand's New VMA Target

'American Idol' alum took host to task at last year's show for mocking the Jonas Brothers' purity rings.

At last year's VMAs, after Russell Brand took some time out to poke fun at the [artist id="2088128"]Jonas Brothers[/artist] and their purity rings, [artist id="2807016"]Jordin Sparks[/artist] took to the stage to present an award. With a slightly surprised [artist id="1784962"]John Legend[/artist] at her side, Sparks proclaimed to the world how she felt about Brand's comments.

"I just have one thing to say about promise rings," she said during the telecast. "It's not bad to wear a promise ring, because not everybody — guy or girl — wants to be a slut."

Now, nearly one year later and with a new Video Music Awards approaching, it's been announced that Brand will be back as host for the big night, and Sparks is confused about the decision.

"Why? I'm just asking why," she told MTV News about his return. "I just think it's going to be really funny, 'cause I think I'm going to go, but it's going to be funny to see what he pulls out of his sleeve, 'cause does he have any other jokes besides the sexual ones?"

She said she didn't mean any harm toward Brand's sense of humor but hopes that he'll have some new tricks for this year's show in New York. "Nothing mean about it," she said. "I'm just asking. It's an honest question."

There's always a possibility the Jonas Brothers will be back for this year's show as well, but does she think they'll be at the top of his joke list this year? "He'll probably target me for saying that," she laughed. "It's OK, Russell. I can take it. I got my armor."

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