FILE - This April 14, 2013 file photo provided by MTV shows rapper Macklemore of  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, performing at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. MTV announced Wednesday, July 17, 2013, that Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have six MTV Video Music Award nominations each. Bruno Mars has four nominations. (AP Photo/ MTV, Jordan Strauss, File)
FILE - This April 14, 2013 file photo provided by MTV shows rapper Macklemore of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, performing at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. MTV announced Wednesday, July 17, 2013, that Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have six MTV Video Music Award nominations each. Bruno Mars has four nominations. (AP Photo/ MTV, Jordan Strauss, File) AP
FILE - This April 14, 2013 file photo provided by MTV shows rapper Macklemore of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, performing at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. MTV announced Wednesday, July 17, 2013, that Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have six MTV Video Music Award nominations each. Bruno Mars has four nominations. (AP Photo/ MTV, Jordan Strauss, File) AP

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