*Whoever said this was a good idea, they must have been trippin’. Kanye West has been welcomed back to the MTV Video Music Awards stage. Last year, he made a pretty rude move and sprinkled some dust in the eyes of Taylor Swift while she was trying to get her shine on.

But maybe he’s a new man. He has been working on a mysteriously untitled album and staying away from the public eye. He’ll be performing with rising star Drake and has been nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Male Video.

The 2010 Video Music Awards airs live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12 at 9PM EST.