Eminem Racks Up 8 VMA Nominations; Rapper Issues Statement

MTV has announced that world famous rapper Eminem and pop star Lady Gaga lead all nominees for a Moonman Award during MTV's 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

Lady Gaga racked up thirteen nominations this year, while Eminem came in second with a total of 8 nods.

Songs like "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" earned the pop singer nominations for "Video of the Year," "Best Collaboration" and "Best Female Video," while rapper Eminem is vying for "Best Male Video" and "Video of the Year" amongst others, for his song "Not Afraid."

Next up is B.o.B., who is nominated for the first time. The Atlanta rapper earned an impressive five nomination, including "Best Hip-Hop" for his song "Airplanes" and "Forever" featuring Drake.

"Apparently MTV doesn't care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMA's. F me, right?!?!," Eminem said in a statement released today (August 3rd). “I mean, I'll be there but don't expect me to be nice about it."

Other nominees include Jay-Z and Alicia Keys for "Empire State of Mind," Swizz Beatz and Jay-Z for "On to the Next One," Kid Cudi, MGMT & Ratatat for "Pursuit Of Happiness," Justin Bieber and Ludacris for "Baby" and others.

The 27th Annual MTV Video Music Awards will air love from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12th at 9:00 PM.