5 thoughts on the VMA’s
All of you should have watched MTV’s Video Music Awards that took place at Radio City Music Hall last night. If you didn’t we’ve got a recap of some of the bigger events of the evening…
1. The MJ tribute
I loved it. Madonnas opener was a bit of a tear jerker to say the least. The dancers dress in the MJ costumes from different eras was a dope touch as well as the spot on choreography. Janet of course took it to a whole other level. I guess we should’ve known she was gonna come out to the one song that they actually did together. It was nice to see that she still hast the same vigor. Her stage energy and intensity was through the roof and she gets crazy kudos for that, because we all know how hard she took her brothers death. I especially love the seriousness and RESPECT that was given. People that defend the joke that ended up being the BET Awards this year always want to address that they only had a ’short amount of time’. This was a great example that the ENTIRE show doesn’t have to be reworked to be an MJ tribute. A fitting piece of the show was all that was needed. The big blowout that became Janet’s performance of course took tons of prep, but the respectful undertone did not, it’s to be expected. Well done MTV.
2. Kanye’s Rant
We’re not even gonna spend to much time on this because this wasn’t a good part of the night to me. After the winner for best female video was announced, Taylor Swift, Kanye chose to go on stage and rant about how Beyonce should have won. Rants like these aren’t uncommon from him, however its rarely in defense of someone else. Taylor looked embarassed and sad, especially since it was her first VMA. I especially love the fact that Kanye and arm candy Amber Rose were promptly escorted out of Radio City, further proving, that MTV doesn’t like coonery, unless of course they’ve planned it into the agenda. Kanye taking it upon himself to glorify ignorance clearly doesn’t sit well with Viacom. “This is our show, not yours Kanye, we’ll let you know when it’s ok to make your people look bad.”
At least he apologized… posting this on his blog:
Iâ€™M SOOOOO SORRY TO TAYLOR SWIFT AND HER FANS AND HER MOM. I SPOKE TO HER MOTHER RIGHT AFTER AND SHE SAID THE SAME THING MY MOTHER WOULDâ€™VE SAID. SHE IS VERY TALENTED! I LIKE THE LYRICS ABOUT BEING A CHEERLEADER AND SHEâ€™S IN THE BLEACHERS! â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ Iâ€™M IN THE WRONG FOR GOING ON STAGE AND TAKING AWAY FROM HER MOMENT!â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.. BEYONCEâ€™S VIDEO WAS THE BEST OF THIS DECADE!!!! Iâ€™M SORRY TO MY FANS IF I LET YOU GUYS DOWN!!!! Iâ€™M SORRY TO MY FRIENDS AT MTV. I WILL APOLOGIZE TO TAYLOR 2MRW. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!!!! EVERYBODY WANNA BOOOOO ME BUT Iâ€™M A FAN OF REAL POP CULTURE!!! NO DISRESPECT BUT WE WATCHINâ€™ THE SHOW AT THE CRIB RIGHT NOW CAUSE â€¦ WELL YOU KNOW!!!! Iâ€™M STILL HAPPY FOR TAYLOR!!!! BOOOYAAAWWWW!!!! YOU ARE VERY VERY TALENTED!!! I GAVE MY AWARDS TO OUTKAST WHEN THEY DESERVED IT OVER MEâ€¦ THATâ€™S WHAT IT IS!!!!!!! Iâ€™M NOT CRAZY YALL, Iâ€™M JUST REAL. SORRY FOR THAT!!! I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR TAYLOR AND Iâ€™M SINCERELY SORRY!!! MUCH RESPECT!!!!!
Doesn’t cut it for me. It was out of line, period. Something in me kept wishing it was staged.
3. Lady Gaga and Best New Artist
This women scares me. Her second and third outfit choices made her like kin to the devil. However her performance was well put together and original. She ended up winning Best New Artist which was cool, I can’t say I wanted anyone else to win… that’s right… Drake included, lol. I’m not even sure how mixtape superstars were in the running to begin with. Lets all keep in mind this man doesn’t have any signed studio releases, and one video that was garbage. Props to Lady Gaga for the performance and the win, although bloodshed and hanging from the cieling was a little O.D.
4. Beyonce let’s Taylor Shine
IF INDEED THIS WAS HER IDEA… much props to Beyonce. I guess she’s opening up. I’ve never seen her do anything this remotely human in such an impromptu fashion. We all know she’s a robot. Things like Food Drives and her meek and humble demeanor are scripted, but for her to call out Taylor so she can get her shine out of nowhere showed a nice side to Beyonce, one that she should let the world see more often.
5. Jay’s Performance
It was a good look. Empire State of Mind is one of my favorites off the album so him performing with Alicia Keys was just what I needed, especially since she was absent for his show at The Garden. However, he could’ve at least been at the show. I mean really Jay? Just stay home for the show and come for your performance? Not that he really missed much, except for his homie Kanye spazzing, and he could see Bey perform at home I suppose.
Leave a Reply
Trackback URL for this post: