Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards show was nothing less than spectacular! The performances were on point, the drama was on point…hell…even the red-carpet arrivals gave us something to talk about!
Kanye West and his beard date Amber Rose arrived during the pre-show carring a fresh bottle of Hennessey. Now I’m not exactly sure if Ye is a new Henn spokesperson, or if he was simply numbing the daily pains and pressures of hiding from his true self, but whatever the case, Kanye seemed a bit wasted.
It even seems as if Amber tryed to get Kanye to give up his bottle
but it didn’t work!
Kanye West’s diva moment magnatized the awards show swagger by a hundred thousand trillion and I don’t know if I’m the only one, but it seems to me the drama was very well-scripted. Now on top of that, we’ve got a ready-made excuse for Kanye’s bizarre behavior. It took about 2 weeks for Eminem to admit to being in on the joke. I wonder how long Ye will hold out.
This is why Kanye wasn’t invited to Obama’s big healthcare speech. If only the MTV VMA people had done the same – at least they had the good sense to not invite Congressman Joe Wilson. (And Beyonce’s video *was* pretty awesome.)
Shouts out to my Twitter fam for keeping this in circulation.? Hilarious!
Janet Jackson opened the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards with a full tribute to her late brother Michael Jackson. MTV did a montage of several of Michael’s popular videos and Janet appeared to rock the stage in typical Jackson fashion. Janet also hit up her twitter account later to offer her fans a special gift:
I hope u guys enjoyed us tonight. It was very special for me n I have a very special gift for all of u. Sept 14th 1:28am
The gift turned out to be the lyrics to a new Janet Jackson song entitled “Make Me” Click Here for the lyrics.
In between the opening and closing there was a bunch of tomfoolery. In short, Kanye stole the mic from Taylor Swift, Beyonce performed yet again in her sequinned bathing suit and then redeemed herself by giving Taylor some time to shine. I’m sure there was alot more going on but I was too busy rewinding the Kanye incident to pay any attention to anything else. Sorry.
The grand closing for the evening was non other than Jay-Z. Fresh off the heels of his 9/11 tribute concert, Jay rocked the stage with Alicia Keys in a hot performance of “Empire State of Mind”
Jay-Z and Alicia seem to be giving the side eye to the surprise guest who hopped onstage at the end of their performance.
My personal highlight of the evening for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was Kanye Omari West’s diva meltdown during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech.? For some of you, this is probably completely random, but since there was a “leaked” list earlier which listed Beyonce as the winner of this award, some are speculating that MTV may have changed a few of the winners to avoid the embarrassment of having a mole amongst them and of course to save the surprise factor of the popular awards show.
Just as Taylor began telling MTV viewers how much winning best female video meant to her, Kanye West ripped the microphone from her grasp and gave an outraged shout out to Beyonce.
“Taylor, I’m really happy for you. I’ll let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!”
Cameras cut to Beyonce, who sat in the audience with jaw dropped in disbelief:
Meanwhile, Taylor was literally speechless as Kanye gave her the microphone back and marched off stage:
Photos via WireImage
This speculation has led me personally to believe that Kanye’s outburst was merely his reaction to truth of the matter. Beyonce was robbed. I think MTV figured she’d had enough over the years and could take the fall this time. Just an observation.