Nicki called out Miley for stuff she said in an interview earlier this week, saying “now back to this bitch who had a lot to say about me in the press last week. Miley what’s good?” and the gauntlet was thrown.
Miley tried to quash it, but it’s hard to say whether it worked out or not. Minaj immediately tweeted out “Lmfaaoooooooo” with 3 heart eye emojis so WHO KNOWS.
Big Sean and Nick Jonas presented together, because obviously.
The winner of Best Female Video was Taylor Swift for Blank Space (and Kanye actually let her finish this time).
Taylor Swift presented Kanye West with the Vanguard Award (PS. if you weren’t feeling old enough, it’s been SIX YEARS since “Ima Let You Finish”. SIX YEARS).
He basically spent his whole speech apologizing to Taylor for that incident SIX YEARS AGO, and it was actually very, very sweet. He just wanted people to like him more. He voiced it for all of us when he said “I don’t understand award shows, man”. Same, Yeezy, same.
Oh, and he announced he’ll be running for President in 2020. Obviously.
And the final performance of the evening was the girl herself. It was full of references to weed and drag queen dancers. I dug it.
She also announced that her new album is online for FREE right now (mileycyrusandherdeadpetz.com, for when the internet stops breaking the page with views).
The main takeaway from tonight’s VMAs: Everyone has beef that can be solved. And everyone is high.
Swift's latest video is old-Hollywood romance style and really makes up for the failure that was 'Bad Blood'. You don't need all those stars/lead up/over indulgence to make perfection, Tay Tay!
All the proceeds from the video will also be going to the wild animal conversation efforts through the African Parks Foundation of America. So watch it, losers!
Let's not waste time that could be spent watching the video with words.
The MMVAs are just like anything Canada tries to do - lamer and lower quality production than anything anywhere else. But it's still a fun thing for 13-year-olds in Canada to feel close to.
Basically The Weeknd and Ed Sheeran (who also hosted, more on that below) won all the awards. Drake made an appearance. They brought a terrified cat out onto stage twice.
Here was my problem with last night's show: Ed Sheeran is kind of the worst.
Most of what Ed Sheeran said as host was super sexist. Here are some examples:
- Introducing Gigi Hadid: "A bunch of 13 year old boys look at her pictures and pleasure themselves to her."
- Gigi Hadid on the Taylor Swift Bad Blood video: "we were waiting for you to join us!"
Ed: "I didn’t have my period so I couldn’t."
- Introducing Sarah Hyland: "She’s on a show called Modern Family which is apparently really good and the mom on it is hot."
I mean, it's 2015. The show is primarily watched by a younger, female audience. Can he introduce a female without referring to her (or someone else's) good looks? It was so blatantly awful it was hard not to notice. I was expecting him to be lovely and a great host of the show, especially after all the positive press of the great things he's done across Canada this week. It was uncomfortable to watch and left a very bad taste in my mouth, personally.