Katy Perry will reportedly perform from under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York for the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (25Aug13).

The pop superstar will close the show with her new single Roar, but the performance will not be onstage at the Barclays Center, according to insiders.

Instead Perry has opted to rock out at a secret location, and reports suggest that will be from under the Brooklyn Bridge after she was denied a permit to perform on the bridge.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga will open the show at the Barclays Center and the Vmas will also feature performances by MACklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West, among others.