Kendrick Leads MTV Awards & Mayweather/McGregor Fight Heads To Movie Theaters – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire as no surprise rap superstar Kendrick Lamar leads the pack on nominations for this years, 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. K-Dot is up for eight awards, and one of which is for Video of the Year. Lamar's "Humble" will go up against Bruno Mars “24K Magic,” “Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful,” DJ Khaled, Rihanna, and Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts” and The Weeknd’s “Reminder” to cop a win.
Then Kendrick will take on Bruno and The Weeknd once again for, Artist Of The Year, with a fight for the prize from Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande as well. Meanwhile, picking up five nods apiece were Katy Perry and The Weeknd. Other artists up for a Moon Man include Khalid, Kodak Black, SZA, Young MA, Julia Michaels and Miley's little sister Noah Cyrus for Best New Artist .
For a complete list of artist nods, click here. Meanwhile the 2017 VMA's will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Cali on August 27. By the way fans can vote for their favorite artists in all eight VMA categories now, at www.vma.mtv.com. As for this year's performers...guess their still finalizing the line-up.
Meanwhile if you don't wanna come off $100 to watch the Mayweather vs McGregor fight on the small screen, I got an alternative that's be a lot cheaper. How bout watching the big fight on the BIG SCREEN? According to ESPN's Dan Rafael, one of boxing's biggest nights is headed to theaters.
Turns out Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions are gonna compete for the money, by going against the folks at pay-per-view. The two entities teamed-up to bring the highly anticipated fight, and the entire under card to select movie theaters across the county on August 26th! This isn't the first time they've done this either. Gotta say, it's an awesome idea too! Fans everywhere now have a chance to see the megafight for less than half the price.
Per ESPN's Dan Rafael, Money May released a statement on why he decided to bring the fight the theaters. Here's what he said:
"The buzz that my fight against Conor McGregor is getting has been great already, so what better way to watch this larger than life event than on the big screen? We brought boxing back to movie theaters eight years ago and it was a huge success," Mayweather said. "But this event is on a different level and I'm so glad we are giving fans another way to see all the action. Grab your popcorn because this is a fight no one will want to miss."
Keep in mind theater owners have the discretion to set ticket prices, so they will vary from theater to theater. However, Fathom Events confirmed with ESPN that the prices will be far lower than pay-per-view. They're saying fans can expect to pay about $40 per ticket. To locate a theater near you, click here.
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