What better way to kick off a new blogging season than with a MTV Video Music Awards recap?! It feels SO good to be back.
Beyoncé, Rihanna, Ariana and Nicki are just some of the artists that totally slayed. Britney Spears also performed (after 10 years away from the VMAs stage) and Kanye West was given 4 minutes to do whatever the hell he wanted. Both didn't disappoint, but no one could make half of the impression Beyoncé made.
That woman is a queen and had me feeling like I had cheated on her after she performed a visually stimulating medley of 'Lemonade'. Rihanna was the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient and even performed like a bazillion times (exaggeration), but I still felt like it was Bey's night (she took home the moon man for Video of The Year and Best Female Video and most of the other moon men). Beyoncé, Beyoncé, Beyoncé... Check out the performance for yourself below.
Rewind to some point in the first half of the show when Ariana Grande kicked ass on a spinning bike while belting out 'Side to Side' in heels. I felt really bad about my inability to do any kind of cardio for more than 30 seconds without feeling like the end is near. Nicki Minaj was bright and decided to skip the workout and also looked absolutely flawless.
Another moment that had me wanting to work harder on my fitness? Kanye West's new music video premiere (after a rant including shoutouts to Ray J, Amber Rose and Taylor Swift). Teyana Taylor worked the shit out of her gym floor in the 'Flashdance' inspired video and then magically turned into a hot as hell cat at the end... I'm still not entirely sure what happened.
I'm going to take this time to apologize to Britney fans in advance. Britney bitch returned to the VMAs stage after 10 years, and had me surprisingly wishing she didn't. It just wasn't the same. She was trying way too damn hard with her "dance" moves. If you really want to see it, you can watch it here.
Near the end of the night, Jimmy Fallon impersonated Ryan Lochte (Michael Phelps was in attendance and hurried to grab his phone to capture the amazingness that followed). He made every good joke you could think of after his infamous Rio scandal - including one regarding having a gun to his head.
Then, at the very end of the night, the whole world's dreams came true when Drake arrived to present the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Rihanna, being a true charmer and letting Rihanna know he's been in love with her since he was 22 years-old. Was I the only one waiting for him to get down on one knee and ask her to spend the rest of her life with him?
Overall, the show didn't suck. Anything that happened in between what I just recapped was not worth discussing (well there was the amazing moment when Alecia Keys performed a beautiful poem in honour of the anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech). If you care to know about those other things, you can check out my go-to entertainment news site E! Online.
This blogging season is going to be HUGE! I can't wait to share with you all of the awesome things that I've been working on. See you all tomorrow!