2016 MTV Video Music Awards: Who Will Be There?

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Taylor Swift will NOT appear at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Because she wants to avoid a run-in with Kanye West? Perhaps.

Instead of theorizing over Swift's absence, however, we'll focus instead on those who WILL be prominent at the event on Sunday, August 28.

Here's a rundown of performers and presenters on tap for the VMAs....

1. Rihanna

Rihanna
Expect some seriously sexy dance moves when Rihanna takes the stage to perform! She's receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony and will be performing a medley of hits.

2. Future

Future
Future will take a break from feuding with Ciara in order to also perform.

3. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj
Minaj took to the VMA stage alongside Swift in the past. That won't happen this year. But she will perform!

4. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande
Hide the donuts! Ariana Grande is coming to perform!

5. Beyonce

Beyonce
Beyonce leads the way with 11 nominatios. She is strongly expected to perform, although this has not yet been confirmed.

6. Kanye West

Kanye West
Kanye will have four minutes to perform. He's expected to sing "Famous."

7. Diddy

Diddy
Diddy failed as a host many years ago. But he'll present in 2016.

8. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys will be a coach on The Voice Season 11. And a presented at the VMAs!

9. Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort
They don't ALL need to be musicians, right? Ansel Elgort, an actor, will present someone with an award.

10. Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith is alive! Having survived a death hoax, Jaden is headed to the presenting stage.

11. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian will presumably leave the body oil at home and also present an award.

12. Rita Ora

Rita Ora
We assume Kim will avoid running into Rob Kardashian's ex-girlfriend there, as Rita Ora is also confirmed to present.

13. DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled has also been pegged to present. We assume he's showing up for the free food.

14. Tove Lo

Tove Lo
Tove Lo is known for singing. But she'll be presenting at the VMAs on Sunday.

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