(NEW YORK) -- Kanye West will perform at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, according to Broadway.com. West's inclusion is a departure from the usual performers at the event, who tend to be extremely family-friendly and non-controversial -- like, for example, iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove, who will also perform at the event, according to Broadway.com.
Meanwhile, Playbill.com reports that Jessica Simpson will also be on hand for the parade, singing "My Only Wish for Christmas." Other entertainers include Gladys Knight, Joan and Melissa Rivers and the casts of several Broadway shows.
The parade will air on NBC Nov. 25 starting at 9:00 a.m. ET.
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