James Franco channels his character from the new film The Interview for a funny promo in support of the upcoming MTV VMAs, dubbed Dave Skylark’s Very Special VMA Special.

During the 20-minute shoe, he interviews Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo, playing the airhead journalist and making for some akward moments — testing Iggy’s fanciness, and obsesses over Nicki’s ass misreading her hit single, “Super Bass,” referring to it as “Superb Ass.”