Tag: mtv video music awards

Post-VMAs, Rihanna and Lizzo’s Girl Crush Continues (So, We Gonna Get a Duet or Nah?)

Photo: Kristy Sparow (Getty Images For FENTY), Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images for MTV) When Lizzo managed to recruit her idol, Missy Elliott, to join her for a remix and video of her hit single “Tempo,” we thought we’d reached peak collaborative nirvana (at least, for the summer of 2019). But now, the “Truth Hurts” singer […]

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Monica Shares the Importance of Friendship at the VMAs

Photo: Roy Rochlin We all know at least one person who is able to be friends with everyone they come in contact with. If there’s a major life event, then this person is readily available to attend and, if they can’t make it, they’ll show their support in some other way. These people usually possess […]

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That Validation Felt Good as Hell: Lizzo Bodied the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards for All of Us

Lizzo attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images for MTV) “Lemme talk to y’all for a second. I’m tired of the bullshit, and I don’t have to know your story to know that you’re tired of the bullshit, too,” Lizzo told the MTV […]

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Dear VMAs: Bring Back the Bad Taste

There were snakes — two of them! — thanks to H.E.R., who wore one coiled around her neck, and Tana Mongeau, the YouTuber who wore hers like a boa (get it? — heh), on the red carpet. There were big brand names: Versace, which made the safety-pin-patterned Swarovski-covered primary-colored power jacket Taylor Swift wore with […]

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How Is the Hottest Comic in America Still Under the Radar?

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Earlier this summer, the comic Sebastian Maniscalco received a note from his father that expressed pride in his son’s achievements but also encouraged him to double down on writing more jokes. “I appreciated the letter,” Maniscalco said with a sigh, sitting in a small, empty room at the Comedy Store. “But […]

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It’s Been 10 Years Since Kanye West Barely Let Taylor Swift Finish. Now, Producers Are Spilling Behind-the-Scenes Tea

Kanye West (L) jumps onstage after Taylor Swift (C) won the “Best Female Video” award during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on September 13, 2009 in New York City. Photo: Christopher Polk (Getty Images) The day was September 13, 2009. Heaps of celebrities gathered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City to […]

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Beep Beep! Who Got the Keys to the Jeep in NYC? Because There’s a Museum of Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER – Day 2 on April 27, 2019 in Virginia Beach City.Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images for Something in the Water) Hit ’em with the hee! Melissa Arnette “Missy” Elliott has a whole museum, y’all! On Wednesday morning, I was scrolling my Twitter timeline minding everyone else’s […]

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The MTV Video Music Awards Nominations Prove Lil Nas X Won’t Take His Foot Off of 2019’s Neck

Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) In case it wasn’t abundantly clear beforehand, 2019 officially belongs to Lil Nas X. Barely 24 hours removed from tying the record for most weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, the 20-year-old “trailer trap” pioneer has received a jaw-dropping eight nominations at the upcoming 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. “thank […]

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