Perry broke the news by sharing a video on her Twitter feed of her appearing to fly in space as a metallic purple astronaut suit.
The "Roar" singer was also nominated with Calvin Harris in the best video collaboration category for "Feels", pitting her directly against her pop rival Taylor Swift, who got a nod for her duet with Zayn Malik for "I Don't Wanna Live Forever". The singer will be hosting the ceremony, as well as performing. "Brace for impact! August 27th on @MTV @VMAs".
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Kendrick Lamar is the top VMA contender with eight nominations.