There were winners and there were losers but most of all there were a lot of performances and let’s be real, not all of them were great.
The 2019 MTV VMAs were last night and if I’m being honest I was mostly bored. I am not a big fan of the musical award shows, mostly because there are way to many performances from people I have never heard of, so you could imagine how much I did not enjoy last night. But alas I have people who depend on me for news so I sacrifice for all of you. Let’s start with the host, Sebastian Maniscalco. Does anyone know who he is? Besides having never heard his name before, I actually enjoyed him as a host. He was pretty funny. He made fun of the term safe space and this trend of handing out participation awards when the recipient did absolutely nothing to deserve the award. He told the artists to try harder next year if they want an award so bad. *RANT ALERT* I could not agree with him more here. Participation awards make everyone feel like they are these amazing beings who grow up to be entitled because no one ever told them they weren’t good at something. I hate participation awards. Decreases motivation and gives no incentive to work hard. Okay, rant over. The host was great, lets move on.
I would like to thank the VMAs for making me realize that I have been sleeping on Lizzo. Where did she come from? She literally woke me up and had me partying it up alone in my living room during her whole performance. Her voice is beautiful and the energy she brought to that stage was contagious. She had the entire stadium on their feet dancing along with her and honestly she had the performance of the night. She was dancing in front of a big blow up balloon ass in a bright yellow leotard while preaching the importance of self love to the audience and taking shots of tequila while singing, proving she really is 100% that bitch. I am now obsessed.
Now on to something that really irked me. Yes I said irked, that’s how irked I am. Taylor Swift won Video of the Year for You Need to Calm Down over Ariana Grande’s music video for Thank You, Next. Now, I am not really a fan of either one of these ladies music, but this award was about the music videos. Taylor Swift’s was great and everything and it had a great message of inclusion, but Ariana Grande’s was literally the most iconic music video made in a long time. I didn’t like the song until I saw the video it was THAT good. She brought together all my favorite things. Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, 13 Going on 30, Bring It On and our lord and savior Kris Jenner were all featured! How did that not win? I will never not be mad about this.
Besides Lizzo, my favorite moment of the night was Missy Elliot’s performance and her receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. No one deserved that award more than Missy and she really showed everyone why that’s true with that performance. She sang The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly), Get Ur Freak On, Pass That Dutch, Work It and “Lose Control.” During her performance of Work It, Alyson Stoner, the dancer from the music video, ran up onto the stage and busted out the dance she did so many years ago that helped get her on the map. I have been a fan of hers since she played Zack and Cody’s friend on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and truly think the world is sleeping on her dancing skills. Not sure I like the new pixie cut, but then again I never like a pixie cut on anyone.
Some of the nights big winners included, The Jonas Brothers, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Normani and of course Taylor Swift. For a full list of the winners visit E! News.
Anyways, catch me complaining about all the music I haven’t listened to after the next musical award show.