After all of this waiting, MTV will release the Video Music Awards 2004 Nominees on Friday. This year the competition is out full force and the buzz around the nominees is tense. Usher, Outkast, and Britney Spears look to have the highest nominations out of everyone. Other hopefuls include, Kayne West, Christina Milian, Linkin Park, and Jay-Z. The rumored theme for the show is middle eastern and the hot rumor is Britney Spears will open the show as Cleopatra singing her next single.