Fabolous Shouts Out New York Shopping At VMA Media Day

There’s no shortage of stars streaming into New York City for Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards (in fact, MTV News traveled with 3OH!3 as they made their way from their Colorado hometown to the bright lights of the big city). But there are also plenty of stars who call New York home. Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Jimmy Fallon, Alicia Keys and others won’t have very far to travel when they make their way to Radio City Music Hall on Sunday. Another notable New York resident, Fabolous, stopped by the venue yesterday to chat with MTV News correspondent Sway about what the “Throw It in the Bag” rapper likes about shopping in New York.

“You gotta keep in in your budget,” explains the rapper, reminding everybody that we’re still in a recession. “Some people might want to hear Fifth Avenue, there’s a bunch of stores there if your budget is there. Or you can hit Soho too, they got a lot of vintage stuff there. Those are my top shopping areas.”

Fab also expressed excitement over the Michael Jackson tribute that will be lead by his sister Janet and is set to open tomorrow night’s show. “I thought it was great,” he told Sway. “You know how it hit her when [Michael died], so just to see somebody from the family getting to pour her heart out about Mike is going to be a great thing to see.”

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No matter where stars choose to shop during their time in the Big Apple, they’ll have plenty of opportunities to look fresh once the cameras start rolling tomorrow night at 8 p.m.