Obama to accept on night of MTV awards
May 15th, 2012
10:44 PM ET
2 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. mike

    Most un-Presidential President EVA!!!!!!! No class, not humble, couldn't possibly be more dogmatic. Ah....whateva....

    May 16, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  2. Operator40

    hmmmm....tough choice, think I'll catch up with a few NCIS episodes on my DVR that night.

    May 16, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  3. Zak

    Aren't you glad we have such a cool president? It sure has helped us out a lot with the economy, North Korea, and our out of control deficit.

    May 16, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  4. SF

    and in November, we'll be voting for you Mr. President!!!!

    Obama 2012!

    May 16, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  5. Bill in CA.

    This gets more ridiculous by the day...

    May 16, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  6. Brendan

    SF, no we won't. Sorry, this is a democracy. You're not the only voter. And nobody likes Obama.

    So pretty much everything is wrong with what you said.

    May 16, 2012 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  7. Jewels

    With the comments, I have to wonder if people read the article.

    May 16, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  8. Repulsive

    So this is what the presidency of the United States has come down to, an embarrassing MTV acceptance speech. Nothing is sacred anymore. I'm so ashamed to be an American now.

    May 16, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  9. Laverne

    Use your DVR and watch both! I think it is more important to see and hear what the president has to say in order to make an informed decision on the future of this country vs. watching the MTV Awards. By the way, the people who are not going to support Obama probably was not going to look at the speech anyway so there is no news here!

    May 16, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  10. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Obama's speech, however, won't be for a statuette of one of the moonmen.
    ======================================================
    Though I'm sure he would re-schedule his speech if they promised to give one to him. He's far more interested in being a celebrity and partying with them than he is in governing the country. That is real work and from his biography, we know just how lazy he can be.

    May 16, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  11. No

    Brendan, yes we will. Not sorry, this is a democracy. You're not the only voter. And many like Obama.

    So pretty much everything is wrong with what you said.

    May 16, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  12. Cathy

    This guy is such an embarrassment to this country.

    May 16, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  13. Dee G.

    Obama/Biden 2012! Yeah Baby!!!!

    May 16, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  14. Jewels

    Repulsive - READ before sharing your nasty opinion. The article (lacking in taste) is about his speech clashing with the MTV's awards...

    May 16, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  15. DanJ

    I was half expecting him to accept the nomination at the movie awards.

    May 16, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  16. Jim

    "Brendan
    SF, no we won't. Sorry, this is a democracy. You're not the only voter. And nobody likes Obama.

    So pretty much everything is wrong with what you said"
    Since we live in a Democracy, how about letting the process take it's course? Just because you aren't voting fo rhim doesn't mean the majority of Americans agree.

    May 16, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    ...BEND... wrote:

    ...Though I'm sure he would re-schedule his speech if they promised to give one to him. He's far more interested in being a celebrity and partying with them than he is in governing the country. That is real work and from his biography, we know just how lazy he can be....
    --------------------
    Psst. You are embarassing yourself. You need to read the article, instead of the other conservative posts in this thread. Most of the conservative replies are so far off the mark, that it shows just how blind to facts, reason and common sense right wing extremists really are. The confabulations they write up are quite impressive, though.

    Confused? Here's a hint. Obama will be exclusively in NC, and MTV will be exclusively in LA on the same day.

    May 16, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  18. ImpishLisa

    He is'nt accepting an MTV award, sheesh. READ people.!
    The convention is nominating him that night.
    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."

    May 16, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  19. ImpishLisa

    Do you people read? Seriously?

    May 16, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  20. Save Us Jeebus

    People still watch MTV?! Who cares?

    May 16, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  21. The Film Professor

    CNN, who is writing this, your Entertainment people or your News people? Surely you don't expect the President to time his acceptance speech "around" the MTV Awards Show?

    May 16, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  22. The Film Professor

    And maybe MTV should invite Newt to accept a moonman award?

    May 16, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  23. GJ

    OBAMA 2012 – Get The Job Done!

    May 16, 2012 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  24. Gurgi

    Why not give him a moonman statue? He earned it just as much as he earned that nobel peace prize.

    May 16, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  25. Expat American

    Cathy
    This guy is such an embarrassment to this country.
    ~~~~~~
    .....An embarrassment far greater to the world abroad than a Republican Liar and War Criminal.

    May 16, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
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