The VMAs were back with a vengeance on Sunday night, and nobody was safe with Miley Cyrus hosting! Now that we’ve had more than 24 hours to digest all the happenings of this years offering, I wanted to discuss my highlights from this year’s award show!
HIGH AND LOW: The red carpet! (Featuring Britney Spears and Cara Delevigne)
This one is both a high and a low, because as much as I love seeing Britney Spears and Cara Delevigne on the red carpet, they were slightly disappointing. Britney looked great, but once again she has forgotten how to walk/talk/behave like a human (Robotney strikes again!). And as for Cara, I simply hate to see her dragged around by Taylor Swift and her clique as if she’s an accessory or an over-sized chihuahua. She’s better than that. Taylor’s girl-cult come in all shapes, colours and sizes, and Cara is simply the token British model (Selena’s the token Latina!).
LOW: Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift are like, totally BFFs now!
I wish I had made a post about my VMAs predictions (although my Miley post was very accurate!), because either I am incredibly psychic, or it was obvious as f**k what was gonna happen! I thought Taylor would invite Nicki to the stage when she inevitably won Video of the Year, but instead Taylor ‘surprised’ everyone by joining Nicki during her opening performance! It was a move that felt so calculated it would have been more believable if Nicki had thanked her pastor when she received her award for Anaconda. Oh wait… She did that too… Nevermind.
HIGH: Miley and Nicki had real beef! Probably not. But it’s likely. WHO KNOWS?!
It all depends on who you ask! Nicki called Miley out on some comments she made (refer to my last post for more info), and Miley, completely taken aback, got veeeery defensive. Some think it was staged, but the majority just aren’t sure. I personally think that Nicki was half-serious, but mostly she was just winding Miley up. But Miley DEFINITELY took it as an attack and was seriously pissed. Sources say she was fuming backstage (and I’m sure ‘sources’ are Taylor’s she-cult, causing drama and stirring the pot wherever they go!).
LOW: Taylor Swift won everything. Literally, everything!
At this point I’m surprised she hasn’t won ‘Best Male Artist’ or ‘Best Hip Hop Video’. Just once, I’d love to see her not win anything. It’s so annoying! I do like her music, but she just makes it hard to like her sometimes. That being said, I loved the video for her newest single, Wildest Dreams (except for that atrocious black wig that isn’t fooling anyone!).
HIGH: Did you know that artists perform at the VMAs? Me neither!
When it comes to the VMAs, no one actually talks about the videos or the music! It’s all about the drama, secrets and scandals that are sure to ensue when music’s elite artists are all under one roof. It’s like Gossip Girl with a moonman award. But there were some really good performances actually. For me, Tori Kelly and Demi Lovato were definite highlights. Not even Iggy could ruin Demi’s sexy ‘Cool For The Summer’ performance (try as she might), and Tori’s live vocals are simply perfection. Justin Bieber also deserves honorable mention for a solid (albeit dramatic) performance.
LOW: Kanye West: Presidential Candidate. Seriously, it could happen!
What does it say when America’s best candidate for president is Kanye West? A very worrying thought, but less worrying than a Donald Trump presidency (I think). Kanye won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (heaven knows why), and proceeded to dramatically rise to the stage, ramble incoherently about nothing in particular for eleven minutes and try to force a few tears out. Basically, he pulled a Kanye.
HIGH: Miley Cyrus’ Performance and Album Drop!
I feel I haven’t said enough about Miley yet! As a host, I think she did a great job, although there were definitely some uncomfortable and awkward moments. I just can’t when she starts talking pot. She just comes across as really juvenile when bragging about smoking marijuana. When she’s making jokes about herself and even her contemporaries it’s cute, however the rest of her material was a little thin.
But when she’s good, she’s really good. Even though the song ‘Dooo It’ is a bit of an acid trip, I loved her energy and the performance, with all my favourite drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race! I spent more time trying to spot Alyssa Edwards than listening to Miley (see above!), but the dancing and costumes were on point! And it was definitely a surprise when she announced her album was available for free. I was expecting her to announce the album title, not the whole damn thing!
The VMAs are arguably one of the most important events in music every year, and this year I have to say the entertainment factor was very high. I almost forgot that they were handing out awards because my face was too busy making the same expression Frankie Grande has in this gif —>
So hats of to Miley, Taylor, Nicki and Kanye for making it all about them! Congratulations to the winners (if there were any, other than Tay Tay)! Well done to all the performers (especially the ones who didn’t cry after they were done)! And congrats to whoever managed to get Britney to attend an award show where she wasn’t receiving anything! You all kept it entertaining, even if it was all fake (which it probably was!).