that appeared to call for the reinstatement of a ban on transgender persons serving in the military.
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
Pentagon Spokesman Lt. Col. Paul Haverstick told CNN Wednesday that "MTV has requested service member participation for this year's VMAs."
"At this time the Department of Defense is reviewing the parameters of the request," Haverstick said.
Active duty military members face restrictions in participating in high-profile national public events, particularly those with a political bent.
MTV did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The VMAs are all about moments -- from Kanye West famously interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech in 2009 to Miley Cyrus twerking in 2013.
But they're also a chance for artists to make political statements.
And last year during the presidential election season 'NSync alum Lance Bass donned a jacket that read "Love Trumps Hate" while Beyonce referenced the Black Lives Matter movement during her performance.
Despite the tweets, the Pentagon continues to await formal policy guidance from the White House before making any changes, emphasizing that transgender military members will be allowed to continue to serve openly in the interim.
"We are going to study the issue," Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon. "The policy is going to address whether or not transgenders can serve under what conditions, what medical support they require, how much time would they be perhaps non-deployable, leaving others to pick up their share of everything."
"There's a host of issues and I'm learning more about this than I ever thought I would, and it's obviously very complex to include the privacy issues, which we respect," Mattis said. "I am waiting right now to get the President's guidance in, and that, I expect, (will) be very soon."
But Trump again reiterated his desire to reinstate the ban while addressing reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, earlier this month.
"It's been a very confusing issue for the military, and I think I'm doing the military a great favor," Trump