Celebrities don’t seem afraid to take sides for this year’s VMAs. They’ve already weighed in on the epic battle between Lady Gaga and Beyoncé . And now, they are taking sides in the night’s other big fight, as megastar rappers Eminem and Kanye West are up for the same four awards.
When the show airs live on Sunday, [artist id="502642"]Eminem[/artist]‘s “We Made You” clip will go up against Yeezy’s “Love Lockdown” for Video of the Year, Best Male Video and Best Hip Hop Video. And “We Made You” squares off with “Paranoid,” Kanye’s collaboration with Mr Hudson and Rihanna, for Best Special Effects.
Of all the celebs MTV News spoke to about this hip-hop battle, the only celeb who chose Eminem as the outright winner was Aubrey O’Day. But we did find plenty of people rapping Kanye’s praises.
“Kanye and Eminem?” Diddy pondered. “I think Kanye.”
Colbie Caillat echoed the sentiment, saying, “I like Kanye. I like most of his songs. So, I would think I want Kanye to win.”
Meanwhile, gossip blogger Perez Hilton was less kind about his feelings on Eminem’s chances. “If Eminem wins any Moonmen, I will be shocked.”
Drake, who is up for a Best New Artist award himself, placed his bets. “I would think Kanye might take it,” he surmised.
Credit must be given to the two rappers who just couldn’t pick sides at all. Despite being Eminem’s buddy, 50 Cent diplomatically said, “They both have trophy cases full.” And Wale, who will be part of the VMA house band, guessed, “They’ll both go two, two.”
The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards air live this Sunday, September 13, at 9 p.m. ET, but New York is celebrating the VMAs all week long! Stay tuned for party coverage, concert reports, behind-the-scenes updates and more.