Well, weren’t the VMAs interesting?
Who would’ve thought Miley Cyrus would be hosting the awards show after the scandal she caused in 2013 when she twerked on Robin Thicke?
Miley appeared on the red carpet in little more than a silver seatbelt covering her chest and a chandelier covering her female genitalia.
I guess those who know Miley weren’t too surprised, but the bare minimum clothing was still a little tacky.
It wasn’t all about Miley though; Taylor Swift won more “Moon Man Awards” than she could carry home, winning four of the nine categories for which she was nominated.
The Artist to Watch Award was given to the clear favorite, Fetty Wap, which was no surprise, considering his video for “Trap Queen” has over 220 million views.
Obviously, the show wasn’t free from drama. Nicki Minaj left audience members scratching their heads after she called out Miley onstage.
Miley had called Nicki “not too kind” in an interview with The New York Times leading up to the show, and Nicki used the VMAs as an opportunity to get her revenge.
After accepting the award for Best Hip Hop Video for her “Anaconda” music video, she thanked her supporters and said, “And now back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press… Miley, what’s good?”
Surprisingly, Miley seemed to roll with the punches and continued on with the show by congratulating Nicki and explaining how the press can manipulate your words.
Justin Bieber decided he would make a comeback after being off the grid for a while.
He performed his new chart-topper “Where are You Now” to the array of screaming girls.
After his performance, he seemed overcome with emotions, hunching over and breaking down in tears.
Why did he break down in tears? No one really knows, but we can guess it’s because he is finally onstage performing again.
After that small debacle, it wasn’t long before Kanye West was the center of attention.
After accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Kanye decided to give the audience its money’s worth, delivering a speech in excess of 13 minutes.
Most of it was useless, and hard to understand.
What did resonate well was when Kanye mentioned he had “rolled a little something to knock off the edge” before the VMAs, a confession the audience met with applause.
Dressed in nothing more than what appeared to be beige pajamas, he spoke about how he was confident in himself, but believed children are the future.
I couldn’t keep track of how many times he said “bruh” during his speech; it kept distracting me.
Just when you thought Kanye had said all he could say, he summed up the speech by announcing that he will be running for president in 2020.
Was he joking? No one will really know until the time comes, but just think about it: Do you really want Kim Kardashian as your first lady?
This article originally appeared in the Sept. 9, 2015 print edition of The Echo.
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