Though she isn’t up for any awards due to her extended hiatus following the birth of her first child, Alicia Keys still has some big plans for this year’s Video Music Awards, telling MTV that she plans on debuting an all-new song at the ceremony.
“This song is so crazy!” she said excitedly. “I’m so excited for real. I’m so excited. I can’t wait to tell y’all about it but it’s just a really empowering and powerful moment.”
Keys, herself a four-time Moonman winner, says that premiering music at the VMAs is a big deal, as the occasion creates the perfect atmosphere for unleashing something new.
“Debuting a new song at the VMAs is definitely special,” she says. “It’s the right vibe. It’s just that edgy enough for people to be open to hearing new songs. I think people are so excited about the night of music and hearing different styles that it just goes over really well.”
The 2012 VMAs will be held September 6th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Watch Keys’ full statement below.