Did you miss last night’s MTV Video Music Awards? You’re not alone. I generally purposely try to miss the broadcast, but for whatever reason, I actually tuned in this year – via torrent, of course, which means I got to skip over the seemingly endless ad breaks. Here are the 10 moments that people are talking about/will make you seem totally “on it” around the water cooler at work.
Beyoncé. Everything Beyoncé.
Beyoncé was given the Video Vanguard Award after giving an incredible performance of a medley of pretty much every single song on the self-titled album. I know I get a bit Beyoncé-d out sometimes, but you can’t deny she’s an incredibly accomplished performer and that award was extremely well-deserved. Jay-Z bringing little Blue Ivy up on stage to hand her the statue at the end was the extra cherry on top. SO CUTE.
Miley Cyrus got a homeless man to accept her award.
Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year, but instead of accepting the award herself, she sent a homeless man from the area on stage to represent the homeless community in Los Angeles and bring awareness to the cause. Miley was in tears the whole time he was speaking, but I can’t tell if this was genuine or some weird hacky PR move. I’m feeling optimistic today, so I’ll go with the former.
More behind the cut…
Taylor Swift performed ‘Shake It Off’ live for the first time.
Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J opened the show with ‘Bang Bang’
Ariana Grande did a little of ‘Break Free’ before Nicki Minaj came out with a verse of ‘Anaconda’ and then they joined up with Jessie J for a performance of ‘Bang Bang’, the song that Jessie will cling to for dear life because it’s the only thing that will give her a chance of “making it” in America. It was pretty good, despite Jessie and Ariana trying to out-sing each other and the fact that wardrobe messed up and Nicki’s dress had to be held closed the entire time.
Katy Perry and Riff Raff turned up as vintage Britney and Justin
Katy Perry is hanging out with Riff Raff I suppose because he’s doing the remix to ‘This Is How We Do’, and the pair of them thought it would be a good idea to recreate the perfection that was Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake‘s vintage Canadian Tuxedo VMAs look. This was a mess and I thought it was awful. For the record, Katy’s ‘Dark Horse’ did win an award.
Demi Lovato’s boobs were really far apart.
No shade to Demi Lovato, who looked amazing last night. Her boobs might have been headed in different directions, but she’s great. Get that half-shaved head, girl.
Kim Kardashian proved she can read.
Kim Kardashian presented an award and had to read some cue cards, and she actually managed it. Go, girl!