Jay-Z, Kanye West get surprise visitor on VMA stage

Jay-Z, left, and Kanye West perform as a member of the audience, background, is seen on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles.
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Jay-Z, left, and Kanye West perform as a member of the audience, background, is seen on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS) It was supposed to be a surprise, but word leaked out in advance that rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West would perform a song from their chart-topping "Watch the Throne" collaboration on Sunday night at MTV's Music Video Awards.

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There WAS a surprise, however, when one unauthorized person tried to walk onstage as the two were nearing the end of their rendition of "Otis.'' He was quickly apprehended by a crew member as a bemused Jay-Z looked on.

It was the second time that Jay-Z, who had big news about his wife Beyonce's pregnancySunday night, had someone walk on unannounced during an MTV performance; two years ago, it was Lil Mama.