Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards were rockin’! The annual awards honour the past year’s best music videos and joins celebrities and fans for a must-watch event. This year the ever so whimsical Katy Perry donned the stage as the host and the famous Kendrick Lamar was up for the most nominated with 8 to boot! Glitz, glamour and the industries BIGGEST names got this party rocking with a little help from the sizzling stage performances, rivals and feuds, and who wore it best to name a few! Might I add that Miley Cyrus alone got me watching – to see that woman (child) is enough to make a night of TV binging for me (just saying).
Just in case you missed it, or you just want a re-cap check out some of the highlights below:
Katy Perry Hosting Flop
Katy Perry might make some good music – but she is most certainly not a great host. As harsh as it may sound – she probably shouldn’t be giving up her day job to start hosting award shows. The night was filled with cringe worthy moments, seemingly making her want to be ‘cool’ and ‘hip’ with the kids – including fidget spinner references. The awkward jokes made her seem like she desperately wanted to be a ‘cool mom’ not just a ‘regular mom’. Cringe, cringe, cringe, is really all I can say about her hosting gig.
Taylor Swift Video Premiere
There were many mixed reviews on Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ music video world premiere, but despite this, you have to admit the song is super catchy! With blatant digs at her Katy Perry feud, the infamous Kanye moment and Kim Kardashian ‘snake’ debacle, the video is filled with drama – and to be honest, I’m all about it.
Linkin Park Honour
Jared Leto gave a memorable performance and dedication to his late friends Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. The Soundgarden and Linkin Park singers died from suicide earlier this year. A truly touching performance on Leto’s behalf with a touching speech about the pair followed by a plea to the public to reach out should they need help before committing any kind of harm to themselves. A moment never to be forgotten in VMA history.
Pink’s Moving Speech
Perhaps one of the most adorable highlights of the night was when Carey Heart, Pink and daughter Willow stepped onto the red carpet in matching suits. The 3-piece ensemble matched perfectly in various patterns, complete with a vest and tie with Pink performing before receiving the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. Great choice in wardrobe if you ask me – somewhat smooth criminal with a hint of evening wear.
Plus, her moving and powerful acceptance speech about loving yourself for yourself directed towards her daughter brought tears to my eyes. She embraced androgyny and self acceptance and bring true to you. If you haven’t watched it already you really need to. Oh, and don’t forget her rad performance!
Looking more than stunning in her grunge meets glam dress, the ever so gorgeous daughter of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson decided to flip the evenings script and use the VMA platform for her own issues. Paris Jackson 19, voiced her personal opinion on white supremacists and the events that took place in Charlottesville, making it one of the most shocking moment of last nights VMA’s. This young firecracker has her fathers passion and spark and there is no doubt we will be seeing her in the spotlight more often.
Word on the street is that Kendrick Lamar is the most talented rapper alive, I’ll let you be the judge. After opening the VMA’s by setting a ninja on fire (literally) and leaving with 6 out of 8 nominated awards, I am somewhat convinced this is true. This guy killed the night, leaving the audience in awe and exhaustion!