EMINEM AND RIHANNA — LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE
So I think Em has just nailed it lately — I don’t think there are many who disagree with that. He’s come back with such ferocity it’s absolutely commendable — the song he made with Rihanna is catchy, powerful and SO good. So glad they performed together — great start to the show.
KANYE WEST — RUNAWAY
I will be discussing the T Swift/ Kanye situation when I talk about Taylor, but when I re watch Kanye’s performance I can’t help but fall in love with the song and his sheer honesty with his lyrics. He’s straight up explaining his flaws and how he’s not willing to get out of his own way. The all white stage, bright red suit/gold chains and ballerina dancers just did it for me — plain and simple. Great close to the show.
USHER — DJ GOT US FALLIN’ IN LOVE/ MEDLEY
WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT PERFORMANCE THIS WAS in my opinion — wow Usher, you’re a vet in this music industry and you couldn’t pull it together to not only carry out your own tunes but you also couldn’t even finish a dance move without panting? Get your shit together — sorry that’s rough but he should be able to at least multi task dancing and singing a very easy ballad at the same time.
TAYLOR SWIFT — INNOCENT
I have so much to say negatively about this performance and the way she handled the situation but I will try and summarize to the BEST of my ability. There was NO reason to show a re-cap on the stage of what Kanye did, we remember don’t worry. You also don’t need to come out in a dark room with no shoes on and dramatic/dark make up and literally sing about the innocent 32 year old aka Kanye. So over the top — you should’ve gotten over it a week after the 09′ VMA’s and rose above it — instead of making yourself look like a victim. Trust me, you’re not.
B.O.B. and PARAMORE — AIRPLANES
Love this song, love these artists — so/so performance. It was cute I don’t think it was earth shattering but hey, that may just be my opinion. I think for never having actually vocally worked in the same room together? They did a damn good job.
DRAKE — YOU FANCY
This performance ranks right under Usher’s, which is saddening to me, because I’ve become quite the Team Drake fan. I mean — his CD never lived up to the hype it received, which became evident with sales and his loss of Best New Artist but I still thought he could pull out a STELLAR performance for his 1st time at the VMA’s and it just wasn’t good. He also had to incorporate the help of Mary J Blige and a random other man to help him with a song that’s not even one of his most popular. Try again next year Drake. Lose the cocky affect in the mean time.
LADY GAGA WINNING BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
I think I’m the only person that has and will continue to be on the fence with Gaga — I think she produces hits, I will give her that, but all of her songs are dumbed down to the point that they sell millions. I also really am over her whole “show stopping clothing choices” — I get that you want to be the center of attention at every and all award ceremonies Gaga but I think the raw meat dress and shoes was vulgar and a bit too obvious that you were wanting not just some but EVERY eye on you at the VMA’s.