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MTV VMA’s 2010– Extensive Recap

In Uncategorized on September 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm

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.

The Most Memorable VMA Performances

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I have loved the VMA’s for as long as I can remember. I think when pop tension used to exist it was even more enjoyable. The Brit/Mandy/XTina/Backstreet Boy/NSYNC era made for some AMAZING skits and dirty glances.

I thought I’d run through some of my all time favorite performances — see if you guys agree with any of them.

EMINEM — SLIM SHADY

No matter what the hell Eminem chooses to do in regards to his performance, it will always be outlandish and memorable. That’s what makes him amazing. This specific performance was revolutionary because this was really his first big ass foot in the door — and he nailed it. Hard.

MADONNA, BRIT, AND XTINA — LIKE A VIRGIN


The phrase “Sex Sells” couldn’t be more fitting for this performance. You take three of the most powerful, hot women of their time, stick em in lace and allow them to make out. What really could go wrong with this stunt? Absolutely nothing. It will go down in VMA history, no doubt in my mind.

TAYLOR SWIFT — YOU BELONG WITH ME

I’m not even a huge Taylor fan — but this intro to her performance at the VMA’s was out of this world. She started in the subway station with a hat and jacket on — got more into the song ripped it off and revealed a hot red dress. She then started singing while trying not to fall in the subway, eventually taking her to the VMA’s. SO cool.

ALICIA KEYS AND JAY Z– EMPIRE STATE OF MIND

I dug everything about this performance, except for the party crasher at the end aka Lil Mama. Alicia is an amazing pianist/singer and Jay Z was on HIS SHIT that night. It didn’t hurt that his ridiculously beautiful wife, Beyonce, was jamming out in a hot red dress front row.

BRITNEY — I’M A SLAVE FOR YOU

I mean…. do I really need to say anything? She was the epitome of hot during this performance. Take a slammin (*at the time) singer, put her in a bikini top, belly ring, and wrap her in a python. Again I say my friends, how could this performance have gone wrong? You’re right — it couldn’t possibly have.

Shia, Taylor, Miley, Tom- Celebrities I Like But Wish I Didn’t

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm

1) Taylor Swift– My preconceived notion about Taylor was that she pretty much fell under the “tweenie bopping guitar thumping” label… or even under the Disney crew. Neither of which I came to realize was the case. I also originally didn’t like her merely because she has the same name as myself and is wildly more popular. After getting over the grudges, I began hearing hype about this wholesome, work crazed musician so I decided to read up and listen in… and what a mistake I had made. She’s SO anti- LiLo in her lack of interest dating women, wearing belly tops, and crashing into cars drunkenly. She pretty much put her entire tour together from lighting to music to ensemble …. and her songs are great too. Overall, I would love to say I still hated Taylor Swift but she’s currently background music on my ITunes, so that’s clearly not the case.

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2) Miley Cyrus- OK, don’t judge me for this one buttttt…. I have posted derogatory Miley posts, I’m aware. However, she has her shit together- I have to admit. Some of her music is wildly catchy and fun to “bop” to– literally and metaphorically. I don’t think she’s classy nor would I ever take a ticket for her concert if given to me but I don’t think she’s half bad. I think she should PROBABLY invest in tooth reconstruction work, but that’s me being bitchy. She seems to do well with the teen girls/ Disney scene — personally I am still confused about who she plays on TV and who she is in her music. Miley or Hannah Montana? I don’t get it. Regardless, I think she’s growing on me slowly but surely.

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3) Tom Brady- I don’t like people who are fawned after– ever. And seeing as that I live in Boston, he’s practically a messiah. I think he’s extremely attractive and sporty. Sure if a conversation were to ever come about involving economics, politics, or anything scholarly? I’m sure he would have to excuse himself to go to the bathroom, but who cares. He’s talented and very…. very… nice to look at.

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4) Shia LaBeouf- I’ve had an obsession with Shia ever since Even Stevens ENDED. Why should I not like him you ask? Well..

a) He’s fractured most of his body parts due to risky business– I will say though that the arm braces and bandages are somewhat sexy

b) He is an inner nerd, and while I am too? He isn’t embracing his old Disney roots- weak sauce.

c) I hear from various sources he’s somewhat crazy…. like psychologically. Oh well, I can deal.

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