Kylie Minogue reads Nick Cave’s letter to MTV snubbing award show nomination – watch

Cave asked for his Best Male Artist VMA nomination to be withdrawn

Kylie Minogue has appeared in a video from the Letters Live series, a spin-off YouTube channel from website Letters Of Note, with the star reciting Nick Cave‘s infamous 1996 letter to MTV.

Cave originally penned the letter after he was nominated in the Best Male Artist category at the Video Music Awards.

In it, the musician asks to be withdrawn from the shortlist. He writes: “My muse is not a horse, and I am in no horse race”.


Minogue collaborated with Cave for ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’, which featured on his album ‘Murder Ballads’, released that same year.

Watch Minogue recite Cave’s letter in full below.

Minogue recently announced that she’ll release a Christmas-themed album called ‘Kylie Christmas’ in November. It will feature Iggy Pop, James Corden and a posthumous duet with Frank Sinatra.

Iggy Pop will feature on ‘Christmas Wrapping’, originally recorded by American new wave band The Waitresses in 1981.

Minogue will mark the album’s release with a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on December 11.