Kevin Hart to host MTV Video Music Awards

Kevin Hart will host the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles Sept. 6 at the Staples Center. /AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file

LOS ANGELES — Kevin Hart isn’t just the host of next month’s MTV Video Music Awards, he’s also part of Hollywood’s hottest new couple.

The comedian stars alongside Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in a video posted Wednesday on MTV’s website. Hart tells the pair he’s hosting the VMA show and that paparazzi are trying to get a look at “the new ‘it’ couple,” even though they would actually be a trio. He says, “I’m talking about Kev-Ye-Kim.”

The video shows a casually clad Kardashian and West, who is up for two Video Music Awards, lounging on the end of a bed. When West asks what Hart means, he offers other possible couple nicknames, including “Ye-Kev-Kim” and “Ye-Kim-Kev.”

Hart, one of the stars of the spring’s comedy hit, Think Like a Man, is no stranger to hosting music awards shows — he was host of last year’s BET Awardsy.

The MTV Video Music Awards will be presented Sept. 6 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

— Associated Press