Music : VMA 2013, Scandalous


Last night was the Video Music Awards where we honor the best in the music video medium.

Gaga opened the show with her new single “Applause” in which she managed to change costumes four times, including one where she was wearing shells to cover her boobs and a thong to cover her crack (first scandal of the night). The singer was booed at the beginning of her number but got a semi standing ovation at the end of her performance.

Then Miley Cyrus came on stage dancing with teddy bears (yes teddy bears) wearing a nude PVC outfit and was twerking around with the musicians and Robin Thicke in her nearly naked outfit. To be honest, that was terrible…and it is the second scandal of the night.

Then Justin Timberlake (one of the biggest winner of the night) reunited with ‘N Sync bandmates JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass for a spirited rendition of “Bye, Bye, Bye”. Justin also sang his greatest solo hits and this was a great moment!

Another scandal of the night was when Taylor Swift, known for writing those infamous breakup songs, dissed One Direction’s Harry Styles when he was presenting on stage. Swift was filmed mouthing “shut the fuck up!” in the audience. Everybody is talking about it on social medias today…I wonder how her PR team is dealing with that today….

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won “Best Video with a Social Message” for their marriage equality anthem ‘Same Love’. This is definitely one of the best song this year and I talked to you about it a few weeks ago, if you haven’t seen the video, check it out here!

Katy Perry delivered an uproar-worthy rendition of her hit single “Roar” underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, this was very good as well…

Check out some videos and the full list of winners after the jump!

*Take note that some videos were removed from youtube this morning, so I replaced them by others that are of bad quality.



Gaga opening the show

Miley Cyrus twerking

Taylor Swift (shut the fuck up)

Katy Perry closing the show


Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (winner)
Bruno Mars, “Locked out of Heaven”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop”
Robin Thicke, feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Best Male Video
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Bruno Mars, “Locked out of Heaven” (winner)
Ed Sheeran, “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Best Female Video
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, “Stay”
Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (winner)
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason”
Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack”

Best Pop Video
Bruno Mars, “Locked out of Heaven”
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
Fun., “Carry on”
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
Selena Gomez, “Come and Get It” (winner)

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
Twenty One Pilots, “Holding on to You”
Zedd feat. Foxes, “Clarity”
Austin Mahone, “What About Love” (winner)
The Weeknd, “Wicked Games”
Iggy Azalea, “Work”

Best Collaboration
Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason” (winner)

Best Video With a Social Message
Kelly Clarkson, “People Like Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love” (winner)
Snoop Lion, “No Guns Allowed”
Miguel, “Candles in the Sun”
Beyoncé, “I Was Here”

Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Fall Out Boy, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”
30 Seconds to Mars, “Up in the Air” (winner)
Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young”

Best Hip-Hop Video
A$AP Rocky feat. 2 Chainz, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar, “Fuckin’ Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel, “Power Trip”
Drake, “Started From the Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (winner)

Best Art Direction
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
30 Seconds to Mars, “Up in the Air”
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N” (winner)
Lana Del Rey, “National Anthem”
Alt-J, “Tesselate”

Best Choreography
Chris Brown, “Fine China”
Ciara, “Body Party”
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, “Live It Up” feat. Justin Bieber, “#thatPOWER”
Bruno Mars, “Treasure” (winner)

Best Cinematography
30 Seconds to Mars, “Up in the Air”
Lana Del Rey, “Ride”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (winner)
A-Trak & Tommy Trash, “Tuna Melt”

Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie” (winner)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
Fun., “Carry on”
Drake, “Started From the Bottom”

Best Editing
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason”
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, “Sweet Nothing”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (winner)
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”

Best Visual Effects
Flying Lotus, “Tiny Tortures”
Skrillex feat. The Doors, “Breakin’ A Sweat”
The Weeknd, “Wicked Games”
Duck Sauce, “It’s You”
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound” (winner)

Best Song of the Summer
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
Daft Punk, “Get Lucky”
Selena Gomez, “Come and Get It”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love”
One Direction, “Best Song Ever” (winner)
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Justin Timberlake (winner)


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  1. E

    I stopped watching anything MTV about 10 years ago. I hate all the controversy that goes into the bad behavior that is supposed to be televised to teens. I am sick of rewarding bad behavior, and yet we wonder why kids act the way they do.

    • blog

      Michael, i’m not sure, because I’ve seen backstage videos where Gaga was mad and almost left the show, because of the booing.
      She told One Direction, that got booed as well, that they had to be strong and that they deserve all the success they have.

  2. Hunter0500

    Miley Cirus
    Justin Timberlake
    Katy Perry
    And Taylor Swift … everybody was NOT talking about it today.

    If you like them all and “LOVE!” being part of the trendy, cool, awesuuuuuuum hoopla that surrounds them, great. Far out. Enjoy. Your guaranteed right.

    There are untold established artists and many new atists that meet the “aswesuuuuuuuum” qualifications of many gays. But they’re not part of this stereotypical pack. When will gays behind the “This kind of gay or no way!” decide that they musical “favs” have nothing to do with sexual orientaton?

    • blog

      Hunter0500 :
      Many people, including gays like these pop singers.
      I agree that there are other singers, but today, i decided to post about the VMA’s

  3. AJ

    No, Dave/Blog — the booos WERE part of the song, it’s been reported on many news outlets today. And really…”backstage videos”? As if those couldn’t be faked? This is Gaga we’re talking about.

    As for Miley, she’s pretty much fucked herself up but good. The Will Smith (and family) photo going viral aside, there’s a ton of people whose kids ended up seeing Miley acting like a complete twerking whore who had to explain why Hanna Montana was grinding against Beetlejuice’s younger brother.

    What. The. Fuck.

  4. Hunter0500

    “Hunter0500 :
    Many people, including gays like these pop singers.
    I agree that there are other singers, but today, i decided to post about the VMA’s

    Yes you did post about the VMAs, but you only posted on the sterotypical “gay approved” (SCANDALOUS) contestants. What about the rest? Winners and losers? At minimum “for the whole story on the VMAs, click here (link of your choice) ” would have been posting about the VMAs without the sterotypical bias that contineus to divide gays from everyone else.

  5. Steve

    I didn’t watch the original VMA broadcast. However, I watched clips tonight. I’m not a big Miley fan. However, was she really doing anything more than you’d expect at the VMAs? This has never been a show for kids. She’s young, talented, and beautiful. I say hats off to her for the confidence she displayed and enjoy the ride while she can.

  6. Chris

    It’s amazingly sad how this country has become one large trash heap. I was reading where Joni Mitchell left the music business out of disgust over what it was becoming years back. The music business has evolved into nothing more than one of those cheap, sorrily staged reality shows which uses shock value depicting the lowest forms of trash in our society as it’s subjects. My father, may he rest in peace, always said that a culture could be judged by it’s music. At this point, I judge us guilty of becoming ourselves trash for even tolerating these clowns who supposedly provide us this form of entertainment. Entertainment you ask? It’s embarrassment plain and simple. It’s disgusting, low-class trash. I’ve said my piece……

  7. Fashion Fitter

    LOVED KATY’s Perry look for the VAM Red carpet ,The fit was the BOMB ,Thats My Job / I rock it ,So THESE VMA WERE HOT ,110 percent ,really the best in years .Ofcourse there are some stupid idiots. BUT DONT BE HATERS ,its BROOKLYN <My Hometown .ALL Good ,Love the finale and JT 20 miniutes of HOT .

  8. John...

    At the bar where I was at last night they had that show on and almost the entire bar crowd booed whenever Lady Ca Ca came on. I was really proud of my gay brothers last night.

    Katy Perry was the only good act, the rest were mediocre to say the least and it’s about time for them to have the word “irrelevant” branded on their asses.

  9. LS

    The booing is prerecorded…even the hype for her iTunes promo. The Haus of Gaga used reverse psychology in accordance with this song. “Stop the Drama. Start The Music” basically blocking out all negativity and criticism and to just enjoy her music regardless if you like it or not.

    Also, I’m not sure where exactly I heard this but the ARTPOP album was influenced on the negativity that she got during her BornThisWay Ball Tour in other countries. So its an ongoing message of hers, saying we shouldn’t label her as a person, just enjoy the music (or any music you enjoy yourselves)

    By the way, this is just my insight on hher music. But the booing is definatly a part of the show.

  10. LS

    I just wanted to add that you were right about hearing her say that the she wanted to leave because of the booing. BUT before that she said, she heard people booing when One Direction won the award, and to not let that bring them down, and she admits “That’s why I put that in my show, I wanted to put a comment on that, I eant tk leave right now.” She didnt want to leave because of people booing her, its the negativity that people show, and don’t appreciate music in general. “Stop the Drama. Start The Music.””

  11. puftwaffe

    Way too many posts in the last few weeks about music videos. How many people watch or even care about them anymore? At this point, music videos are culturally irrelevant.

  12. Skyfallguy

    I hate Gaga. She should stop sucking Madonns tit. And no I’m not a Madonna fan. That’s sayin sometin.

    Miley all the way!!! Even though she looked like a parTy girl tweakin (err twerkin…) meth, it was “AWWWESUUUMMMM”. The Smith’s reactions were priceless. And Rihanna and her crew always give face to bad performances lol (Remember Britney’s “comeback”. Her face was similar to that hahah)

    I was pretty pissed that Robin Thicke didn’t win song of the summer, but I think he was snubbed cause Marvin Gaye’s family is suing him for plagiarism. Hence, One Firection winning (for a song I never even heard) and getting booed big time.

    Justin Timberlake: President Of Pop. Buff said.

    Drake? Or should we say AUBRY? Please boy. You started from the bottom of a china plate JIMMY (I still remember Degrassi).

    Kanye is so throwed off after his Madre died. Get better man…

    I was reporting every Taylor Swift Vine I saw.

    Katy was pretty lame. I love that song and think she should performed on a piano instead.

  13. MasonTheMan

    I don’t hate Gaga, but Skyfallguy got it exactly right with the rest of his points. The Drake comment was hilarious lol, but he was still robbed for best hip hop album. And yeah, Robin Thicke may have borrowed a few things from Marvin Gaye but definitely deserved song of the summer.

  14. Daren

    Gaga was great. I don’t see why a selected few gays hate her so much. She’s just doing her thing and doing it her own way.

    Miley was fun. She’s grown up and I think she’s a clear representation of what a lot of late teens/early 20s kids live for. A lot of party kids like to experiment, drink, take drugs, be promiscuous, etc and I’m glad she shed the picture perfect Disney image.

    Katy was so boring. I looked forward to her the most since I like the song. The performance was very lackluster. She didn’t even sing the “ro oh oh oh oh oh oh oar” part which is the best part. I guess she’s only a self proclaimed champion.

  15. rich

    I was talking with a black stud last night and he said, did you notice not one black person won an award. He said with all the Black talent and no winners. What do you think of this situation.

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