The MTV Video Music Awards’ live performances are often about that scintillating summer song that’s been in your earbuds over the past few sweltering months, whether it’s explicitly about the season or not. In the case of Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer,” it’s got a little bit of that touch—summery in name, certainly.
Lovato melted the audience into putty in her hands with her performance of the high-energy track, done outside at the same place where Macklemore debuted his new track “Downtown.” Blow-up cherries were popped, dances were done and a wild Iggy Azalea appeared—see the clip above—to spit a quick verse.
Wait, Iggy? Yep, Iggy. Lovato teased an upcoming "Cool for the Summer" remix during the pre-ceremony. Looks like we might have just heard it. Sort of.
The Iggy rendition of the song continues to build hype for Lovato’s imminent fifth studio album Confident, due for an October 16 release and featuring a guest verse from Azalea on “Kingdom Come” as well as production help from Max Martin and songs credited to OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder plus Jason Evigan, who cowrote her previous hit “Heart Attack.”