If Grammys are about full length gowns and clean performances, VMAs are about setting new trends and becoming news-worthy. VMAs are about publicly dissing another artist – which has happened a number of times in VMA history, wearing outrageous outfits, swearing publicly, twerking and well, delightful performances and tasteless moments.
This year was no exception with controversial popstar Miley Cyrus hosting the event. From her raunchy barely-there outfits to declaring her love for the eff word and marijuana use, she played the hostess to the mostess. Here is what happened at the music’s biggest event this year.
Miley Cyrus Being Just Miley
Miley Cyrus was just Miley. The trendiest, the raunchiest, the controversial, the swearer, the druggie, the loud-mouthed, the surpriser. The former Hannah Montana girl turned up for the event in a custom chandelier inspired Versace dress. Throughout the event the 22 year old kept true to her controversial image by donning numerous eye-catching outfits and swearing the eff word for more than twenty times. The drug-lover also exclaimed her love for marijuana time and again.
The daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus also suffered a nip-slip in front of the cameras but didn’t seem perturbed by it and candidly expressed her tit was out before covering her modesty with a black curtain. The girl, throughout the show, also seemed to be sans inner wears.
Kim Kardashian failing in the ‘Best Dressed List’
She’s known for her fashion forward and fashion police approval attires but on Sunday Kim wasn’t upto the mark. The reality TV star and wife of rapper Kanye West came dressed in a not-so-good-looking Balmain dress.
Amber Rose giving it back to her haters with her dress
Amber Rose is mostly seen in scantily clad clothes but on Sunday she was fully-clothed. The ex-wife of Wiz Khalifa arrived with friend Blanc Chyna in matching expletive-emblazoned jumpsuits with words like ‘slut’, ‘hoe’, ‘gold digger’ amongst others.
Justin Bieber’s Comeback
After a few years of a low phase Justin Bieber has finally made a smashing comeback. The 21 year old Canadian born singer performed his new hits to thunderous applause and later burst into tears after the performance. The host of the show and his good friend, Miley Cyrus, tried to calm him down by disrobing her jacket and revealing her silver leotard and asking him to call her when he’s legal.
Taylor Swift debuting new video
Swift debuted the video for her next single, Wildest Dreams. In the video, which is directed by Joseph Kahn, Swift and Scott Eastwood star as Hollywood actors. This is also the first video in her decade long career where she could be seen in intimate scenes.
The Weeknd’s Performance
The Weeknd performed it’s hit ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and the mostly-seen-serious Kanye West grooved to it!
Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj are friends now
Yes, you read it right. The singers who earlier had a little beef have broken the ice and become friends. Swift surprised everyone by joining Minaj during her performance, though it was staged, and the two sang ‘The Night Is Still Young’ and ‘Bad Blood’ before hugging each other.
Jared Leto’s Pink Hair
The 30 Seconds To Mars frontman and Oscar winner turned up the VMA colours with his pink dyed hair. The talented artist would be next seen as the Joker of new Batman film which was earlier played by the late Heath Ledger.
Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus’ Beef
What’s a VMA without a little dissing and public spat? It has happened in the past and it happened on Sunday night too. While accepting her MoonMan Nicki called Miley a b-h who had a lot to say about her the other day. Cyrus quickly replied back and the organisers gave no chance to the Anaconda hit maker to respond back in an effort to stop the spat.
Taylor Swift presenting the Vanguard Award to Kanye West
What happens at VMAs repeats itself. In 2009 during Taylor’s acceptance speech, rapper Kanye West interrupted her speech by telling everyone that Beyonce deserved that award. That VMA moment became so infamously famous that even the American President expressed his views on it but fast forward to 2015 and the artists have moved on and become friends. Swift presented the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award to him before Kanye told the crowd how he ill mannered he had then behaved and also his plans to run for President in 2020. Was he serious? is all we can think.
Pharell Williams and his wife in denims
Okay, so Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears did it way back and started the denim on denim trend. Katy Perry channelled the same at last year’s show and this time around Pharell Williams and his wife came dressed in denims.
Taylor Swift and her Squad having the time of their lives
The Squad Queen Ms Taylor Swift brought nine girls with her to the show and unsurprisingly they had the best time. Swift won the biggest trophies making it more memorable for her. The Squad danced, they laughed and they ate burgers backstage.
The New MoonMan
The MoonMan has changed from just a plain-silver MoonMan to a colourful one. Jeremy Scott, the Moschino designer, designed it and nailed it.
Miley Cyrus’ Nip-Slip
Cyrus is not new to outrageous barely-there clothes nor is she afraid of showing her body. But on Sunday the ‘We Can’t Stop’ hit maker suffered a nip-slip but didn’t feel perturbed by it, candidly telling on mic that ‘sorry, my tit’s out’ before covering her modesty with a black curtain.
Demi Lovato’s Performance
After all the years it looks like Demi’s career has finally taken off. She performed ‘Cool for the Summer’ in a sexy attire and brought Iggy Azelea for a surprise collaboration.
Nick Jonas’ Performance
Seems like he’s come a long way from the Jonas Brothers’ days. Nick performed ‘Levels’ to thunderous applauses.
Tori Kelly stealing the light
Taylor Swift might have won the biggest trophies but Tori Kelly nailed it with her amazing performance.
New Album from Cyrus
Cyrus surprised the audience with a free new album called Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz in honour of her late dog Floyd. She performed its first single ‘Dooo It!’