The 2015 VMA’s was hosted in Los Angeles, California on August 30. For those of you who missed this epic showdown… here’s the scoop!
First and foremost, this years host was none other than Miley Cyrus. This was her first time ever hosting at the VMA’s, her family was there cheering her on of course. She revealed her newest song titled “Do It” at the end of the show and announced the dropping of her newest album: “Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz.”
Kicking off the show, was Nicki Minaj performing a duet with Taylor Swift- “The Night is Still Young” then breaking into Swift’s, “Bad Blood.” For those of you that don’t know the story behind these two… Well, the gist was a Twitter feud. Nicki tweeted: ” If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year” seeing as how Taylor Swift and Beyonce were the only other women nominated and Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video showcased a group of slim women, Swift made an assumption and that’s how it all started. Conclusion: Taylor later apologized for making the assumption and Nicki/Swift killed it on stage together! Great job ladies.
Moving forward, some great performances by:
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: “Downtown”
Nick Jonas: “Levels”
Demi Lovato: “Cool for the Summer”
The Weekend: “Can’t Feel my Face”
Justin Beiber: “Where Are U Now?” and “What Do You Mean?”
Pharell Williams: “Freedom”
Tori Kelly: “Should’ve Been Us”
Walk the Moon: “Shut Up & Dance”
Twenty One Pilots: “Heavy Dirty Soul”
And of course, let’s not forget Kanye West. I’m sure you’ve all heard but if not, here’s the scoop on Yeezy’s speech. Who can’t forget 2009 VMA’s when Kanye rushed the stage while Taylor Swift won the award shouting “Beyonce had one of the best music vids of all time.” Taylor Swift presented Kanye West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. For those of you that are like What the heck is that? It’s pretty much MTV’s version of a lifetime achievement award; a musician who’s made an effect on the MTV culture.
Swift continued by saying “I have been a fan of his since I can remember because Kanye defines what it is to be a creative force in music, fashion, and well, life.” She then continued with “I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but Kanye has had one of the greatest careers of all time!”
This was when Kanye came onto the stage and the crowd literally cheered without him saying a single word for about 2 entire minutes!! His speech and closing statement is something you’ll DEFINITELY want to see WATCH THE LINK BELOW!!!
Set aside all the drama now onto the AWARDS! Here’s the list of the winners and their categories:
Video of the Year: Taylor Swift “Bad Blood”
Best Male Video: Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”
Best Female Video: Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
Artist to Watch: Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
Best Pop Video: Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
Best Rock Video: Fall Out Boy “Uma Thurman”
Best Hip Hop Video: Nicki Minaj “Anaconda”
Best Collaboration: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”
Best Direction: Kendrick Lamar “Alright”
Best Choreography: OK Go “I Won’t Let You Down”
Best Visual Effects: Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Beiber “Where Are U Now?”
Best Art Direction: Snoop Dogg “So Many Pros”
Best Editing: Beyonce “7/11”
Best Cinematography: Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar “Never Catch Me”
Best Video with a Social Message: Big Sean ft. Kanye West & John Legend “One Man Can Change the World”
Ending this novel of a post, one of my favorite parts from the VMA’s was the production of Taylor Swift music video “Wildest Dreams.” The director was Joseph Kahn. His work is amazing, if you want to watch the LINK IS BELOW!!!!
Until next time!