The 'Trainwreck' star stated that she was honored to host the awards and would carry the audience with her like a teen mom, breaktheinternet, breakmywater, E! Online reported.
The 33-year-old broke the news by taking over all of MTV's social media accounts; including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter and Vine, to reach more than 210 million fans.
The 24th annual event show will tape live at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Apr. 12.