"Guess who's REALLY back? #VMAs," the 40-year-old rapper tweeted just hours before showtime. He also shared an Instagram photo of the award show logo.
Eminem is no stranger to the big show, winning three Moonmen since attending his first VMAs in 2002. The hip hop star took home an award for Best Video from a Film for "Lose Yourself" in 2003, and Best Hip-Hop Video for "Not Afraid" and Best Collaboration for "Love The Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna in 2011. The eight-time nominee also opened up the 2010 VMAs with his "Not Afraid" track, with Rihanna later joining him for a duet of their hit.
The Detroit, Michigan native is set to release his eighth album this fall. He announced the news -- with no exact date or title given -- at a Call of Duty press conference in mid-August. His latest single "Survival" is featured in the trailer for the new video game, Call of Duty: Ghosts. The new music will be his first full album since 2010's Recovery.
The MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m. EST.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Eminem Attending MTV Video Music Awards 2013
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