The folks at Complex Music have offered a sneak peak at the seating chart for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday.
A strong indicator of who will be attending the event, the seating chart this year features some very unexpected celebrity pairings. No, the stars aren’t required to interact. But imaging the colorful -- and possibly awkward -- conversations between the five duos below seems nothing less than epic.
1. Kanye West And Justin Timberlake
Yeezy and J.T. in such close company is quite the magical proposition. Kanye is rocking his new-dad glow, while Justin is prepping to release what will likely be another chart-topping album, likely leading to good vibes throughout their section. I predict a drama-free night for these two.
2. The “Blurred Lines” Men And Miley Cyrus
With her new taste for a more-edgy, less-Disney image, Miley should be beyond content to share her night with the kings of line-blurring and music-video controversy. Hopefully, Paula Patton will bring her dancing shoes, because Miley might be in search of a new twerking partner for the night.
3. Emeli Sande And Birdman
The bizarreness of this pairing warrants no explanation. What do get when you mix the New Orleans-dipped founder of Cash Money Records and an English-born siren with a fierce, blond mohawk? Simple: Total VMA seating confusion!
4. Ciara And Elijah Wood
An eight-count goddess who loves rocking money-printed jammies meets a doe-eyed hobbit. They aren’t the most conventional twosome. But as long as Elijah is Future-approved, I do believe the two have the makings for one spectacular VMA night friendship.
5. Lady Gaga And Katy Perry
There appears to be more love between these two than music-chart-fueled hate. These two pop divas do have competing singles out, and their fans are currently locked in a nasty Twitter feud. Still, the ladies are showing solidarity with their choice to stand up for pop love for the sake of the VMAs -- unless, of course, it’s subsequently revealed they’ve requested seat changes.