Doja Cat Announced as VMAs Host! Hayley Williams Added as Co-Writer of Olivia Rodrigo Hit


The 2021 MTV VMAS officially have their host! It was announced yesterday that the one and only DOJA CAT will host the Video Music Awards on Sept 12 at Barclays Centre in New York Doja Cat is up for 5 awards and will also perform, making her a very busy woman! You can watch the MTV VMAS in Canada on CTV at 8PM/e. I guess all those tiktok and youtube mashups were on to something because Paramore Singer Hayley Williams and former guitarist Joshua Farro will now be able to cash in on Olivia Rodrigo’s hit song “Good 4 U” Originally, the song was only credited to Rodrigo and her producer Dan Nigro, but the Paramore pair have been added to the track as songwriters in recognition of its interpolation of the 2007 song Misery Business. Last month, Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent were added as co-writers to Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” because of its interpolation of Swift’s 2019 song “Cruel Summer.” (Swift and Antonoff were already credited on Rodrigo’s “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back,” which interpolates Swift’s 2017 track “New Year’s Day.”) “Brutal,” another song on Rodrigo’s debut album Sour, has been called out for similarities with Elvis Costello & The Attractions’ 1978 track “Pump It Up” – but Costello tweeted in June: “It’s how rock and roll works. You take the broken pieces of another thrill and make a brand new toy. That’s what I did.”  Thanks to John R. Kennedy for today’s news stories. Visit for all the latest music news, and subscribe to iheartradioca on youtube for new episodes of the filter every week.