VMAs 2016: The Chainsmokers Want to Collaborate with Future

The Chainsmokers made their MTV Video Music Awards debut on Sunday night with a steamy rendition of their Hot 100 chart-topper "Closer" alongside collaborator Halsey

Before hitting the stage to perform their intimate love note at New York's Madison Square Garden, the dance duo (Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall) predicted that Kanye West would be one of the night's most meme-able artists. (The rapper delivered a nearly four-minute speech later that night tackling his controversial "Famous" video, Taylor Swift and gun violence in Chicago before premiering his "Fade" video.)

"No one knows what he's gonna do, which can almost guarantee that he's gonna do something extravagant and that's what memes are made of," said Taggart of Yeezy. 

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The venue of choice also meant a great deal to the native New Yorkers. "We came out of New York so it's a big deal," Taggart adds. "It's cool, we've never really been a part of this whole 'pop culture scene' and to be here, performing our song when it's No. 1 in the world and on Billboard is a big deal for us." 

Pall also had one item on his VMA wishlist: to collaborate with Future. "I want to get super turnt up tonight with Future and end up in the studio," he said of the rapper, who also found a fan last night in Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps. "I don't know if that's how it works but that would be such a sick way, like, 'yo, we're going to Vegas tomorrow, get on the jet.' I want to get some street cred." 

Watch the full interview above.

2016 MTV VMAs


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