50 Cent and Justin Timberlake have made plans to perform a duet at the MOBO awards, even though they will be in different countries at the time of the event a source told AllHipHop.com.
The rapper, who is preparing to release his third album Curtis, will perform “Ayo Technology” with Timberlake live at London’s 02 Arena, but because Timberlake won’t be able to attend due to prior work commitments, he will be projected on to a big screen from the United States.
“It promises to be the performance of the night. They’re two of the biggest stars on the planet and are set to take the awards by storm,” a source told AllHipHop.com.
Other artists playing live with 50 Cent during the MOBO’s include Ne-Yo, Yung Joc, Robin Thicke and T-Pain.
The ceremony takes place at the 02 Arena on September 19 and will be hosted by Shaggy and Jamelia.
More performers will be announced next week.
Dizzee Rascal and Amy Winehouse lead the nominations with four each while 50 Cent and Kanye West battle it out for two prizes.
Full nominees are below:
Best UK Female
Amy WinehouseBeverley KnightCorinne Bailey RaeJameliaJoss Stone
Best UK Male
Dizzee RascalKanoLethal BizzleSwayWiley
Best International Act
AkonP. DiddyKanye WestRihannaT.I
Robin Thicke – ‘Lost Without You’Amerie – ‘Take Control’Amy Winehouse – ‘Rehab’Dizzee Rascal – ‘Sirens’Neyo – ‘Because of You’
Best Video WITH MTV BASE
Amy Winehouse – ‘Back to Black’Dizzee Rascal – ‘Sirens’Kanye West – ‘Stronger’Pussycat Dolls – ‘Wait a Minute’Rihanna – ‘Umbrella’
Best UK Newcomer
Mutya BuenaSadie AmaTinchy StryderUnkleJamN Dubz
Best Hip Hop50 CentCommonDizzee RascalKanoKanye West
Best ReggaeSean KingstonShaggyStephen MarleyTony MatterhornCollie Buddz
Priscilla Jones4 KornerzBlushUKG-ForceJahaziel
Best JazzAbram WilsonByron WallenDee Dee BridgewaterSoweto KinchWynton Marsalis
Best DJGeorge KayJigsRampageRas KwameRonnie HerelSemtexShortee BlitzSteve SutherlandTim WestwoodTrevor Nelson