Obama to accept on night of MTV awards
May 15th, 2012
10:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to accept on night of MTV awards

(CNN) – President Barack Obama plans to deliver an acceptance speech on the night of the MTV Video Music Awards in September.

Obama's speech, however, won't be for a statuette of one of the moonmen.

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Instead, he is planning to accept the Democratic presidential nomination at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, the same evening that greats of the pop, hip hop, and top 40 music industry will accept MTV's moonmen statuettes at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

An MTV spokeswoman told CNN the station would air the awards from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern, rather than their usual 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. "to avoid conflict with the Democratic National Convention proceedings that evening."

The Obama campaign had no comment.

Obama accepted the 2008 Democratic nomination at Denver's Mile High Stadium, and this year's venue can hold up to 80,000 people.

Major winners at last summer's Video Music Awards included Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Tyler the Creator, Britney Spears, and Justin Bieber.

– CNN's Jessica Yellin and Michelle Jaconi contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
soundoff (125 Responses)
  1. nolimits3333

    Obama has done a great job. He will win in November.

    May 16, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  2. SEAL Team Alpha and Omega ROFL

    SEAL Team Alpha and Omega – Sounds like you got in line twice for the Kool-Aid.

    "Obama one of the smartest and best Prez better?" I nearly spit out my coffee laughing when I read that. Get real, get educated, and get over this love affair with a President who seems to think he can Executive Order anything he can't get by Congress or the Courts.

    May 16, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  3. No Obama Drama

    And the winner of the "Worst Record of the Year" is Barack Obama....yeah!

    Sorry the POTUS is unavailable to attend the award but don't worry he will interrupt it to accept the nomination!

    May 16, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    Kudos to CNN for giving Romney supporters a really in depth and comprehensive non-news event to chew on.

    May 16, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  5. KCRick

    Notice they never talk about heathcare, his signature legislation or the stimulus (outright failure), and the AZ immigration law, or his botched Afganistan policy, the dismal economic recovery, or flip flop on gay mariage? That tells you all you need to know about this President.

    May 16, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  6. Eddie

    He should receive an award for throwing the Republican invented "Defense of Marriage Act" in the trash.

    May 16, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  7. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    This conflict in scheduling is troubling to Obama as he had hoped to have most of the MTV celebrities in HIS audience in NC. Surely MTV can reschedule their event to accomodate the Rapper-in-Chief???

    May 16, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  8. MrManhattan

    What does MTV have to do with music?

    May 16, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  9. Jonathan Collins

    No big deal. After November, Obama will have lots of spare time to appear on The View, MTV, MSNBC, CNN (with Jim Carnavale) and whoever he wants to becuase he'll be taking his failed economic policies and sharing the profits he gave to his special-interest groups.

    May 16, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  10. GRS62

    Why is MTV still giving music awards? Didn't they drop music for reality programming?

    May 16, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  11. Sniffit

    "Kudos to CNN for giving Romney supporters a really in depth and comprehensive non-news event to chew on."

    Well, they lost their binkies, so the infants needed something to stick in their mouths. Might as well be their feet.

    May 16, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  12. Is Mitt a Git?

    @Gimmeabreak: "Obama is nothing more than the invention of David Axelrott! How pitiful that this "invention" was given so much power to ruin our country."

    Really? That's a bunch of BS, If you are going to say "invented", then I will truthfully counter that Mitt Romney is an insolent, plutocratic robot invented by the Koch Brothers and Karl Rove. Stupid Republican–can't take it, can you?

    If you like GWB, you'll love Robot Romney–I'll be looking for the wire leading to his ear during the presidential debates.

    May 16, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  13. DIANA

    Does anybody watch this stupid award show anymore? Seriously, MTV became irrelevant when they killed video and worshipped at the alter of reality TV.

    May 16, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  14. Woman In California

    No one except Mormon t.v. land would want Willard.

    Go Mr. President!

    May 16, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  15. znHcats

    Since when CNN is so sensational like FOX? The headline is totally misleading, read again folks before you spew your hate!

    May 16, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  16. Bob

    Still trying to figure out what :"Obama's clash with MTV" is.... (other than a typical CNN attention grabber)

    May 16, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  17. Keeping it Real

    At least there will something decent to watch instead of a meaningless speech by Obama. Seriously, why even have this? Another incredible waste of time and money.

    May 16, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  18. Gurgyl

    @seal team, you get real first, yes, Obama os wiser than most of the past presidents. Bin Laden skipped from tora bora,
    Yes, he is the one who signed Healthcare law, millions of kis under this insurance, passed financial regulation reform, better be ready for "depravities reform". After JP Moragan. Nabbing medicare fraud. Why didn't GOP idiots do? Are the part of the fraud? Be educated. Do not follow blindly cult of GOP. I bet you are watching too much fox, rush limbum, Glenn beck national thugs. Obama12. Period.

    May 16, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  19. FedUp

    I won't be watching either show. Gee, there must be something on besides MORE politics (of which I am sick to death) or cursing. Will Obama be having his Grecian pillars this time? What a joke that was.

    May 16, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  20. Peter

    The people wasting their time with the MTV awards would not watch his speech anyway. They're too busy slobbering over talentless corporate creations to pay attention to world events or participate in democracy.

    May 16, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  21. gg

    i think romney should bring some more money to place at the foot of his mormen god.bishop romney is winning over the flock when he gets to his magic planet he will be king

    May 16, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  22. Pander Bear

    Since when does anyone watch or care about MTV?

    May 16, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  23. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Wow. The GOP crowd on this thread is hilarious with all the hateful remarks; bet they're all Christians, too. And white.

    May 16, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  24. Expat American

    ...and George Bush accepted the nomination earlier in the evening so he could watch Sesame Street and learn how to count with Cookie Monster....what's the big deal?

    May 16, 2012 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  25. dd

    Why would anyone listen to Obama? Joe Wilson said Obama was a liar and the news media has been proving that a correct assessment everyday as the US economy tanks!

    May 16, 2012 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
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