Miley Goes Flat, Justin Goes Big: Winners and Losers of 2013 MTV Video Music Awards
(AllHipHop News) The MTV Video Music Awards has been a national past time of nipslips, pregnancy reveals, expensive performances and overall shock for over 25 years. This year's 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was the first held in Brooklyn at the new Barclay's Center and from the looks of the festivities, Brooklyn should be the home for the VMA's from now on.
Check out AllHipHop's Top 3 Losers and Winners of last night's MTV's Video Music Awards
Miley Cyrus' #TwerkQueen Crown Deflates On Stage
Miley Cyrus' 2013 (especially summer) was basically three things: left butt cheek, right butt cheek, gyration. The woman who even has Jay-Z asserting that " somewhere in America, Miley Cyrus is still twerking" performed at the Video Music Awards dressed in flesh color underwear Besides the awkward (sometimes off beat) dancing which included backing her thang up on Robin Thicke during his performance of "Blurred Lines", the internet took note of Miley's butt cheeks which sagged out of her booty shorts and did not let her forget:
A$AP Rocky Reminds Jason Collins (and the world) He's Gay
In late April of this year, Jason Collins became the first active professional basketball player to admit to being a homosexual. While presenting together at the VMA's, A$AP Rocky decided to remind Collins and the world that Collins is a representation of "homosexuals". Rocky even makes sure to point in case people were unaware of who he was referring to:<iframe src="https://vine.co/v/hiuJw3pUYj9/embed/simple" height="480" width="480" frameborder="0"></iframe>
Kanye West Lets His Shadow Perform For Him
Kanye West enjoys being the anti-superstar, reveling in disproving expectations. Sometimes it creates masterful works ("Blame Game", "New Slaves", dating Amber Rose). Sometimes it's over-sensationalized crap ("Guilt Trip", "Drunk and Hot Girls", dating Kim Kardashian). His performance at the 2013 Video Music Awards teetered between both but completely went off the deep end when Kanye opted to have a shadowy image of himself flail around(often out of frame) as he performed Yeezus standout track "Blood on the Leaves".<iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:948751/cp~id%3D1712596%26vid%3D948751%26instance%3Dmtv%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A948751" height="288" width="512" frameborder="0"></iframe>
Fortunately for us, the internet can turn any failed art project into hilarious gold:
Justin Timberlake turns the MTV Video Music Awards Into Justin Timberlake And Friends
Justin Timberlake received the Video Vanguard award for his 15 year music video career and put on a performance that can only be described as "the show within the show". Justin highlighted the star-studded night with a riveting medley of his extensive catalog of hits including Cry Me A River, Rock Your Body (mixed with Give It 2 Me by Jay-Z), Senorita, My Love, Take Back The Night and more.
Then every child of the MTV generation held their collective breaths as the rumored reunion of NSYNC happened with the fivesome briefly performing "Girlfriend" and "Bye, Bye Bye".<iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:948700/cp~series%3D3108%26id%3D1712039%26vid%3D948700%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A948700" height="288" width="512" frameborder="0"></iframe>
Macklemore Silences Drake and Has Amazing Performance
Macklemore won Best Hip Hop Video for his and Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" music video beating out Drake's "Started From The Bottom", J. Cole's "Power Trip", A$AP Rocky's "F*ckin' Problems" and Kendrick Lamar's "Swimming Pools". After Drake's priceless reaction to losing the award, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert delivered a soul-stirring performance of "Same Love" which included an unexpected duet between Lambert and surprise guest Jennifer Hudson.<iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:948771/cp~id%3D1712039%26vid%3D948771%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A948771" height="288" width="512" frameborder="0"></iframe>
The biggest winner of last night and the entire weekend was the borough of Brooklyn. Katy Perry performing under the Brooklyn Bridge was not only the culmination of the MTV Video Music Awards but also a grandiose send-off for a weekend that included Afropunk Festival and a plethora of pre-VMA parties.