VOX: The 2017 VMAs will feature a “Best Fight Against the System” category

MTV has announced its 2017 Video Music Award nominations, which are dominated by Kendrick Lamar’s eight nods for “HUMBLE.” But just as notable as the names up for awards this year is what those awards are named — in particular the VMAs’ newly rebranded social awareness category.

Debuting during this year’s ceremonies on August 27, the VMAs’ newly named “Best Fight Against the System” category features prominent artists like R&B singer John Legend, pop sensation Alessia Cara, and rapper Big Sean. The Hamilton Mixtape, Black-Eyed Peas’ Taboo, and rapper Logic round out the list, in a year when both the system and those who challenge it are as formidable as ever.

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