MTV Decides To Honor Eminem’s Jokes About 2002 With A Video Of The Year Nomination

noah | August 4, 2009 12:00 pm

Early word on nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards—taking place Sept. 13 around New York—has Beyoncé and Lady Gaga leading the pack with nine nods each, according to People. (Side note: is there any phrase more noxious than “confirms exclusively”? Are we supposed to be thankful that you have a relationship with a PR person? Ugh.) Also out are the nominees for the Video Of The Year category, and only one of the picks is really egregiously bad: Eminem’s “We Made You,” which is stuffed with jokes that are so moldy, they probably sailed over the youngest members of MTV’s target demo. The full roster of Best Video nominees after the jump.Britney Spears, “Womanizer”Beyoncé, “Single Ladies”Eminem, “We Made You”Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”Kanye West, “Love Lockdown” I mean… it has to be “Single Ladies,” right? Sure, it was directly ripped from Bob Fosse, but it did spark a phenomenon. A few more nominees: Best New Artist 3OH!3, “Don’t Trust Me” Drake, “Best I Ever Had” Kid Cudi, “Day ‘N’ Nite” Lady Gaga, “Poker Face” Asher Roth, “I Love College” Best Male Video Eminem,”We Made You” Jay-Z, “D.O.A.” Kanye West, “Love Lockdown” Ne-Yo, “Miss Independent” T.I. and Rihanna, “Live Your Life” Best Female Video Beyoncé, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” Kelly Clarkson, “My Life Would Suck Without You” Lady Gaga, “Poker Face” Katy Perry, “Hot N Cold” Pink, “So What” Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me”Britney Spears, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Kanye West Land VMA Video Of The Year Nods [MTV]Beyonce and Lady Gaga Lead 2009 MTV VMA Nominees [MTV]