Transcript for MTV Video Music Awards: Which Performance Will Make the Biggest Bang?
? Reporter: The mtv video music awards, the show known for rolling out some of the most shocking moments in pop culture history from the britney/madonna kiss to the Kanye Mike grab. I'll let you finish. ? We can't stop ? Reporter: And, of course, all that Miley teddy bear twerking last year. In anticipation of Sunday night's show, the parent television council implored mtv this week to commit publicly that the program will not contain the type of explicit sexual content present in last year's show. It's all about doing something that is racy and sensational and over the top that's going to have people talking. Reporter: Nicki Minaj, Jessie J. And Ariana grande are set to kick the night off with a bang singing their new hit. ? Bang bang into the room ? Reporter: Just days after her under viral and Uber not safe for work anaconda video, some are speculating Minaj could be the one to wear this year's controversial crown. Nicki Minaj is someone who is not afraid to be provocative. She's not afraid to push buttons. Reporter: Taylor swift will take the stage for the fourth time promising to deliver some surprises. Surprise is what we want. It's what we long for. Reporter: But not necessarily shockers. You run the risk of your fans who thought they knew you sit there, they sit there and go, wow, what. But I thought I knew her. Reporter: Jaw dropping movements aside, it is promising fans stellar performances including Sam smith, smooth moving usher and a sure to be fancy iggy azalea. ? Reporter: But Sunday night will be all about the queen and beyonce will continue her reign performing and taking home the video vanguard award. Beyonce is up for eight awards. I think it's going to be a big night for her. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Cecilia Vega, ABC news, Los Angeles.
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