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.
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August 25, 2014 at 5:34 am by Jennifer
Demi Lovato‘s gay anthem, ‘Really Don’t Care’, is an average song with a great message, so I kinda have to support it. Well, it’s also got a remix now with a new video showing Demi performing at what I assume is New York Pride last month, rocking her shaved hair and showing the world just how comfortable with herself she is. There’s also a cameo from Cher Lloyd, which… whatever.
July 16, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Demi Lovato has such a fabulously queer essence, and I love her for it. And she loves the gays! She doesn’t really give a shit what anyone thinks – to the point that she thought it might be fun to have someone in a Vladimir Putin mask kiss another man on stage during her concert in the country. LOVE IT!
From Gay Star News (yes, that’s a real thing):
Russians are attacking Demi Lovato after one of her dancers, wearing a Vladimir Putin mask, kissed another man. During a performance of her Pride anthem, Really Don’t Care, two of her male backing dancers shared a kiss. One of them was naked apart from a portrait of Putin attached to his underwear.
Thousands of her fans tweeted using the hashtag #DemiHurtsRussianLovatics, saying they were angry about the incident.
‘She has no right to act this way. This has nothing to do with politics,’ one said. ‘She should continue singing and leave politicians to deal with their countries laws on their own.
‘What has she achieved?… If she’s trying to protect gay rights, she’d better find another way. Offending the president of a foreign country is unacceptable’.
Others were less than coherent, using social media to send insults and threats over the incident. And others even suggested she should be banned from Russia full stop.
‘Because of this the fans have turned their backs on her and she will very likely be banned from entering out country,’ one said. ‘And then they might ban all foreign artists. Bravo Demi.’
Yo, Russia, y’all really need to chill. You would’ve thought after all that vodka, you’d be a lot more low key – or maybe just too drunk to give a shit. I know it’s their law and she disrespected them, etc, but fuck that. Sorry, I don’t think homophobia is excusable – not when it leads to arrests and violence and even death for some people. I say good for her. Do you, Demi!
Also, for the fans who called this the “most disappointing thing in [their] entire lives”, you probably need to reexamine your lives, I’m thinking. A little perspective goes a long way.
July 4, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
Who doesn’t love a little Demi Lovato every once in a while? Sure, she yammers on about the same shit repeatedly, but she seems really sweet, she really loves her fans, she’s daring when it comes to fashion and beauty and she’s generally pretty harmless, right?
The folks at Seventeen apparently love her, since they’ve put her on the cover of their August issue, and she looks great. I’m loving the colour combination and while it’s all a little too J-Pop for my tastes (and that’s coming from someone who actually likes J-Pop), I’m sorta into this whole thing.
Also, Demi performed at the opening of a new Microsoft store, where she debuted her “dreads”. I mean, a big “Girl, no” goes out on this one, but she actually kinda carries this look off… despite this not at all being dreads or anything close.
June 22, 2014 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Jennifer Hudson has a whole lot of body issues, but she worked through them in order to lose 80 lbs, become a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers and shame other fatties for being fat. Now, she’s posting bikini selfies on Instagram because, well, she’s hot and why shouldn’t she?
As she captioned it…
“It would take mexico to get me to play on the beach! I’m so not that girl! But I work hard, I deserve it right! Plus, I earned it!”
LOL, how is anyone “not that girl” when it comes to playing on the beach? Also, she’s not really playing, she’s posing, but why get into semantics, I suppose.
She does look good, live it up, etc – but just for the record, wearing a bikini isn’t something you need to “earn” – if you want to wear one, wear it whether you look like Jennifer Hudson or not. If you don’t want to wear one, don’t. Life is pretty simple that way.
Bonus bikini shot: Demi Lovato also likes posting her body on Instagram.
June 19, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Demi Lovato has finally stopped talking about her time in rehab long enough to get back to the music, and I kinda feel like she should do it way more often! She did a concert at the iHeart Radio Theatre in Los Angeles, where she covered an Ed Sheeran song, ‘Give Me Love’.
It’s a great track, and Sheeran is really hard to cover well. Is this amazing? Definitely not. Is it as bad as it could have been? Eh, nah. Don’t think so. However, at least she tried and I did make it through the whole thing, so perhaps that’s a relative victory?