Lady Gaga was the big winner at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, winning eight Moon Men awards, including video of the year for “Bad Romance.” She also thanked the gays for remaking the video over and over again.
She also won the awards for female video, pop video, dance video, choreography, direction and editing. Most importantly, her “prison bi-sexual” themed video for “Telephone” featuring Beyonce won for best collaboration.
Along with her wins, Lady Gaga’s oh-la-la costumes definitely turned heads each and every time she came on stage. The obvious fashion theme for the night for Gaga was head gear with spikes, in which she wore golden feathers on her head and a gown designed by the late Alexander McQueen while she posed on the white carpet before the show, and black spikes with a huge black gown that was so overweight she needed help to get on stage when she won an award. But the most “je ne sais quoi” costume of them all was a dress, beret, and purse made out of pieces of raw meat. I would have loved to see PETA’s reaction when she wore that. I wonder if Gaga barbecued her outfit right after the show ended?
The biggest male winner of the night was Eminem, who won two awards for his video “Not Afraid.” The rapper opened the show with a performance with Rihanna and rapped a medley of songs, but, as usual, he had to show that he was still angry at the world when he was MIA when accepting his awards at the Nokia Theater.
One of the most memorable performances came from Taylor Swift, when she performed “Innocent” barefoot, hinting that she forgave Kanye West for stealing the spotlight from her when she won last year. She sang that West was, “32 and still growing up. … Lost your balance on the tightrope, it’s never too late to get back.”
But West turned the other cheek as he performed “Runaway,” and said, “Let’s have a toast for the scumbags…” I sure hope these two kissed and made up because they are two artists still seeking attention from old news and obviously took home no awards for their music.
Justin Bieber,the cute Canadian teeny-bopper from Stratford, Ontario, was named best new artist for “Baby” featuring rapper Ludacris. He also thanked his mentor Usher in his acceptance speech. How sweet I am a belieber!
One of my fellow Torontonians, rapper Drake, performed “Fancy” featuring the queen of R&B Mary J.Blige and Swizz Beatz. Although he didn’t win any awards, I have to always recognize my boys from Canada who are doing their thang.
Also, an honorable mention goes out to Lindsay Lohan who made her first post-prison television appearance when she gave host comedienne Chelsea Handler some advice before going on stage: “Do you think anyone wants to work with a drunk? Take it from me, they don’t.” Well, at least, Li-Lo can admit that she has a drinking problem.
Other winners included actor Jared Leto’s rock band 30 Seconds to Mars for best rock video “Kings and Queens.” Muse, the Black Keys, Jay Z and Alicia Keys, and Florence and the Machine won in technical categories.