VMA Pre-show: Selena Gomez To Cohost, Cobra Starship To Perform & Nicki Minaj’s ‘Fly’ Video First Look

So many 2011 MTV VMA updates for you guys! Let’s do this! First up, Selena Gomez is confirmed to join MTV News as a cohost on the VMA Black Carpet, airing Sunday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The “Love You Like A Love Song” singer will undoubtedly be in some kind of adorable getup while chatting up other celebs in adorable getups. It’s a tough job, but we know Selena will pull through!

Next, we’re psyched to tell you that Cobra Starship will be performing their single “You Make Me Feel…” live during the preshow with special guest and Britney Spears tourmate Sabi. Said Cobra Starship guitarist Ryland Blackinton,”We are so excited to be a part of the 2011 VMAs! I grew up watching them every year, and it was an honor to be nominated two years ago, and it is an even bigger honor to be able to play the preshow this year.”

Also on deck during the preshow: See a sneak peek of Nicki Minaj‘s new video, “Fly,” featuring Rihanna. Let’s be honest — the weaves alone are enough reason to tune in.

Watch the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards live from Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and MTV.com. Catch the live preshow at 8 p.m. ET/PT and cast your votes for Best New Artist up until the show airs!