Tonight’s VMA’s started off great. Eminem performed his two biggest hit songs “Not Afraid” & “Love the Way You Lie”. The best part was when the song began and Rihanna was there to perform her part of the song. In an interview last week, Rihanna had said that she wouldn’t be able to make the awards show because she was busy filming a movie in Hawaii. When the spotlight focused on her and she began to sing her part, the whole audience erupted in loud cheers. Eminem went on to win “Best Male Video” & “Best Hip-Hop Video”. He couldn’t personally accept the awards because he had to fly back to New York for a performance the following night.
Chelsea Handler was the host of the festivities and made a grand entrance dressed as “Lady Gaga” wearing an outlandish costume and a house on her head. As she got closer to the audience she used a remote to open the garage door of the house to reveal her face. She then lifted her dress up and released two doves that were inside a cage underneath it. In her opening monologue, she told the audience that she wanted something exciting to happen and for them to be on their worst behavior.
The very first award of the evening went to Lady Gaga for “Bad Romance”, By the time the night was over, Gaga would go on to win a total of 8 awards, and go through 3 costume changes. Her costumes were so outrageous, when she won the award for video of the year, she walked up to the stage wearing a costume that was designed to look like raw meat. She even had a slab of meat pinned to her head. The award was presented to her by none other than the fabulous Cher, wearing an updated version of her “If I Could Turn Back Time” costume.
Taylor Swift performed a song which made references to the incident with Kanye West that happened at the VMA’s last year in New York City. Kanye West took the mic from Taylor as she was accepting her award and insulted her by saying that Beyonce had the best song that year and that she should have won the award. Taylor went on to sing about how he was thirty-two years old and still grlowing up now. She went on to say he was still innocent. The song is not yet titled.
Kanye closed the show with a brand new song from his up and coming album “Dark Twisted Fantasy” called “Runaway”. He stood on an all white stage, wearing a bright red suit and surrounded by three ballet dancers wearing peach costumes. His song represented the way the media has looked at him during his career. At the end of the song, the audience gave him a standing ovation and chanted his name as he exited the stage.