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— MTV (@MTV) August 31, 2015
Macklemore performed his new single “Downtown” at the MTV Video Music Awards. With the help of Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, Melle Mel and Eric Nally, Macklemore recreates the colorful visuals for the VMAs. The former XXL Freshman takes over the streets of downtown L.A. for the performance. This one is in the same vein as “Thrift Shop” and drastically different from the recent “Growing Up” and will certainly get a ton of radio play. Mack isn’t nominated for any VMA award this year but he certainly will be next year.
Watch the performance above.
Award shows are always more fun when Twitter is involved and judging from Twitter feeds, the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards was hilarious and more action-packed this year. Through pre-show fashion choice, surprise performances and epic acceptance speeches, fans followed along and had a lot to say online.
when your mom is done arguing and you mumble something under your voice and she hears you pic.twitter.com/8T7hBFbEFp
— Common White Girl (@girlposts) August 31, 2015
— Charles Wade (@akacharleswade) August 31, 2015
— Common La-Fred (@domsodamratchet) August 31, 2015
— Kaitlin Cubria (@KCubes) August 31, 2015
Iggy Azalea’s surprise cameo during Demi Lovato’s performance of “Cool for the Summer” had her name trending throughout the show.
The news of the night is that Iggy is still alive.
— Drama (@DramaBeats) August 31, 2015
When Demi stared grinding on Iggy you could see the gay in her eyes pic.twitter.com/uv33bfU7sK
— M /\ D D Y (@Lovatic_Bxtch) August 31, 2015
I try so hard to defend you, but what is a girl to do when you bring iggy on stage? I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed. @ddlovato
— brianna (@briannahates1d) August 31, 2015
Yeezus fans went crazy when Kanye West gave his acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award.
And there it is, your perfect image of 2015: pic.twitter.com/Ys6xFf7h9L
— Foster Kamer (@weareyourfek) August 31, 2015
I just wanna remind you guys that Kanye is my favorite artist of ALL TIME bc of this kinda shit right here. who else would do this?? #VMAs
— Nadeska Alexis (@neweryork) August 31, 2015
Yes. GET ARROGANT
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) August 31, 2015
“The art ain’t always gon’ be polite.”
— ambria (@ambriadominise) August 31, 2015
I need a Kanye West election bumper sticker @kanyewest
— S.T (@Tabibigod) August 31, 2015
If Kanye wins I know at least one thing that would be legal everywhere.. #KANYE2020
— Makenzie Anthony (@maknz36) August 31, 2015
And when Taylor Swift won Video of the Year for “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar, her acceptance speech and Kendrick Lamar shout out got mixed reviews.
I appreciate the subtle shade from Oshea. “The winner is… As if you didn’t know, Taylor Swift.”
— COINTEL-BRO (@LegalizeNegroes) August 31, 2015
KENDRICK WAS ROBBED
— Tracy LaFway Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) August 31, 2015
Taylor is wild likeable sheesh
— tracy g. (@itstracyg) August 31, 2015
Taylor Swift appropriating the rapper posse. #StayWoke
— RaydarEllis (@RaydarEllis) August 31, 2015
Miley Cyrus’s show-closing performance had a lot of hip-hop fans scratching their heads.
What is happening rn?! #VMAs
— Amanda (@ALTernateEars) August 31, 2015
I understand what Miley is doing with this performance but this shouldn’t have ended the show
— Goddess Of Love (@TheKidJana) August 31, 2015
Yeah I’ve seen enough pic.twitter.com/upTPVUsj1Z
— Henny Hinn (@bigfACEs_06) August 31, 2015
*smokes weed once* https://t.co/n3EoAX5Wda
— Tabir Akhter (@tabir) August 31, 2015
So about the VMA’s….
— Joanna Preston (@JoPrestonFNC) August 31, 2015
What did we just watch. #VMAs
— zellie (@zellieimani) August 31, 2015
Heading into this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, much hoopla was made when Nicki Minaj took to her Twitter account and blasted MTV, citing racism and sexism after being snubbed for a nomination for the Video Of The Year category. In her rant, she made light of a certain body type that MTV prefers, claiming that the white media does not champion curvaceous women of color.
If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year. I’m not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much, but are rarely rewarded for it.
A few days later, the host of this year’s show, Miley Cyrus was asked about Nicki Minaj’s sentiments and had this to say.
If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it,” Cyrus said. “And it’s not anger like, ‘Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.’ You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, but that’s like, ‘Eh, I didn’t get my VMA.’
As the awards got underway, Minaj took to the stage and opened up the show with a performance of “Trini Dem Girls” and later won the award for Best Hip Hop Video for “Anaconda.” During her acceptance speech, she threw some very direct shots at the shows host, Miley Cyrus.
Back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press; Miley, what’s good?
After being confronted, Miley opted to keep it civil.
Hey, we’re all in this industry, we all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate sh-t. Nicki, congratulations.
I would like to go on record and say that I champion women of color who have curves. – Rocko Rathon (@Rocko_CNK)
Nicki Minaj provided an unexpected opening for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards as she teamed with Taylor Swift, who the rapper briefly beefed with in the months prior to the VMAs, onstage for a surprise duet. Minaj and a cadre of dancers started things off with a thumping rendition of “Trini Dem Girls” before Swift emerged to join in on Minaj’s “The Night Is Still Young.”
After trading verses on the The Pinkprint track, Swift sang a few bars of her hit single “Bad Blood,” a song that caused actual bad blood between the singer and Minaj after the 1989 cut scored a Video of the Year nomination over “Anaconda.” After making peace on the VMA stage to a rousing ovation, Minaj threw it over to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who performed “Downtown” outside the Orpheum in Los Angeles.
Thankfully for the rapper, she wasn’t hit with any wardrobe malfunctions at this year’s ceremony. At the 2014 VMAs, Minaj first delivered an incident-free “Anaconda” – no backup dancers were bitten by snakes, unlike at rehearsals – before swapping outfits to join Ariana Grande and Jessie J on “Bang Bang.” However, while changing from her silver bikini into a black décolleté dress, Minaj failed to properly latch the dress, resulting in an awkward, garment-clutching performance.
Minaj’s 2015 VMAs appearance wasn’t without controversy, either. After “Anaconda” was snubbed of a Video of the Year nomination, the rapper tweeted, “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year. I’m not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much, but are rarely rewarded for it.”
Considering that the Video of the Year nominees included three men (Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson) and one African-American female (Beyoncé), Minaj’s tweet was seemingly aimed at Taylor Swift, whose nominated “Bad Blood” video was filled with a celebrity assortment of “women with very slim bodies.”
Swift, who also interpreted Minaj’s comments as a knock on “Bad Blood,” tweeted at Minaj, “I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.” Minaj snapped back at Swift, “U must not be reading my tweets. Didn’t say a word about u.” The brief beef was squashed when Swift apologized to Minaj, “I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki.”
In the days leading up the VMAs, however, host Miley Cyrus criticized Nicki Minaj for her behavior after “Anaconda” was shut out. “If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t make it just about yourself,” Cyrus said. “If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it. And it’s not anger like, ‘Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.’ You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, but that’s like, ‘Eh, I didn’t get my VMA.'”
“Anaconda” did earn two VMA nominations for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Female Video. Minaj later revealed that, despite the residual bad blood from the “Anaconda” snub, she would open this year’s VMAs. Minaj made the announcement by posting a sonogram showing a Moonman instead of a fetus, a nod to rumors in recent months that she was pregnant with boyfriend Meek Mill’s child.
Samsung mobile recruits ASAP for VMA’s driven commercial
Airing tonight, Samsung mobile recruited A$AP Rocky for their new commercial which makes it’s debut later tonight on MTV during the Video Music Awards at 9:00 p.m EST. The new TV spot finds A$AP Rocky having to make a “big” decision regarding the perfect screen size for his phone which better fits his personality and life. Catch the clip above and be sure to catch the TV spot later tonight on MTV.
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