MTV invites trans soldiers to attend VMAs following Trump's military ban

Ariana Grande at 2013 VMAs

In her 17-year career, Pink has earned three Grammy Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards and two People's Choice Awards.

Taylor Swift fans will also be in for a treat during the show even if she doesn't make a surprise appearance.

Leading the pack of nominees is Kendrick Lamar, up for eight awards including artist and video of the year, plus best cinematography, art direction and visual effects.

P!nk performs live on stage headlining V Festival 2017 at Weston Park on 20 August in Stafford, England. And it certainly sounds like they'll need 'em: Viewers can expect performances from Katy Perry, Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Fifth Harmony (joined by Gucci Mane on their hit single "Down"), Thirty Seconds to Mars, Logic, Khalid, Post Malone, Alessia Cara, Kyle, and Julia Michaels. The singer joins an esteemed group of winners that includes Kanye, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Tom Petty.

After adopting gender-neutral categories for its Film and TV Awards earlier this year, MTV are continuing on their missions towards equality by changing their "Moon Man" award to "Moon Person" awards. The MTV VMAs have had their share of beefs in the past, too, so we might get to see a little harmless drama, too.

For the first time, Native American artists will be standing up to celebrate a major nomination during this year's MTV Video Music Awards in the newly-added "Best Fight Against the System" category.

Last month, Trump, more or less out of the blue and more or less chief-commanding by Twitter, tweeted that "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military".

"MTV has requested service member participation for this year's VMAs", a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

The MTV Music Video Awards air this Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

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