Shaun's Music Minute

The MTV Video Music Awards are less than two weeks away, and the show continues to add performers to the telecast.

The latest additions include The Weeknd, Maluma, Roddy Ricch and CNCO. The new performers join previously announced acts BTS, Doja Cat and J.Balvin

The 2020 MTV VMAs, hosted by Keke Palmer, is set for August 30th. the show was supposed to take place at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center, but the indoor plans have since been scrapped and the show will instead consist of entirely on-location performances around New York. 

  • Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead the list of this VMA nominees with nine each, while Billie Eilish and The Weeknd are close behind with six a piece.

Congratulations may be in order for Ed Sheeran and wife CherrySeaborn. A report in “The Sun” claims the couple is expecting their first child. 

According to the source, the couple has been keeping the pregnancy a secret and the baby is actually due “later this summer”

“Lockdown was a perfect excuse not to be seen out and about too much,” the insider notes, “but things are getting closer and the excitement has been building so they have started telling friends and family.”

Last year Justin Timberlake got into some trouble after he was spotted holding hands with his “Palmer” co-star Aisha Wainwright. While things were reportedly dicey between J.T. and wife Jessica Biel, they have apparently moved on, and reportedly even welcomed a second child a few weeks ago. 

Well, now a new report claims Justin took a huge step to prove to Jessica that he will be true to her from now on. Sources tell “OK!” magazine that Justin actually signed a “midterm agreement,” that pretty much gives Jessica everything should he ever cheat.

“If Justin was stupid enough to mess up, he’d make sure Jess had everything and more,” a pal tells the mag, “but he says it’ll never come to that,” adding, “He’s adamant that he never cheated, but this is another good way of reaffirming his commitment toward her.” 

But should he cheat, Jessica will reportedly get full custody of their kids and the majority of their assets. “Justin’s 100 percent confident that they’ve come out stronger from the horrible experience he put them through,” the source notes “However, Jess is still calling all the shots for now, and Justin’s fine with that. He knows how lucky he is that she’s still with him.”

John Legend has been named “Variety’s” Music Mogul of the Year. Inside the mag he opens up about being, as the mag describes him “a political animal,” and shares his thoughts on our current president.

“President Trump is obviously a bigot,” Legend shares. “He’s been a bigot his entire life. I believe he is a eugenicist. … He’s not capable of leading the country when we have moments of racial unrest and responses to racism.” He adds, “We’re always going to be a weaker nation with him in charge, and it is an urgent priority that he is not in charge.”

As for being a mogul, John says he takes the role seriously, and intends to use his influence "be a positive role model for my fellow African Americans,” noting,  “I envision a successful musical career that will allow me to obtain high visibility in the community.” He adds, “This, in turn, will put me in a position of great influence, which I will utilize in order to be an advocate for the advancement of Blacks in America.”