Last night, some of world’s biggest celebrities got together to celebrate some of the most influential, talented and hard working artists in the music industry. In celebration of the visuals to these artist’s songs, celebrities came in different shapes and forms to ultimately celebrate the one thing they live for – music. Over the years, the VMA’s have created a name for itself through performance, red carpet fashion and spontaneous, unplanned moments; and yesterday was no difference! Below are some of the most memorable moments from the 2015 MTV Video music Awards!
The show’s host, Miley Cyrus promised viewers with a “raw” and “psychedelic” performance in which she followed. Miley’s performance included a spectacle of hallucinogenic visuals, crazy costumes and hilarious skits featuring Mike Will Made-It, Tyga, Snoop Dogg, Juicy J and many others. Aside from I nip-slip, I really enjoyed Miley’s performance because she stayed true to herself while using the platform to raise awareness for social quality and peace. At the end of the show Miley performed “Doooo It” and released her new album titled Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Pets.
After having one of the most unexpected yet entertaining celebrity feuds, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift joined forces to kick off last night’s ceremony. Minaj took the stage with a spectacle performance of “Trini Dem Girls” and “The Night Is Still Young” before bringing Taylor on stage to ironically perform her hit single “Bad Blood”. The performance has been dubbed one to go down in “VMA history”.
One of the night’s best performances included The Weeknd with his smash hit “Can’t Feel My Face”. Abel’s performance included his beautiful vocals, head full of locks and an amazing light show featuring a lot of fire. The performance, reminiscent of the late Michael Jackson, marked a new point in the Weeknd’s career to which the audience celebrated with joy.
Nicki Minaj took the VMA stage upon winning the moon-man for Best Hip-Hop video for her ever so controversial “Anaconda” . After thanking her fans and her priest, the queen of rap took advantage of the moment to cuss out Miley Cyrus. “And now back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what’s good?” she said to Cyrus, who was standing on the hosting stage. “We’re all in this industry, we all do interviews, and we all know how they manipulate sh*t. Nicki, congratulations!” she responded. It’s unsure if the moment was completely staged or the real deal! Either way it was very entertaining!
Another one of the night’s amazing performances included newcomer Tori Kelly with a soulful rendition of her current single “It Should Have Been Us”. Along with The Weeknd, Tori’s performance was refreshing and genuine. No gimmicks. No stunts. Just amazing vocals and pure talent. I’m looking forward to the success of Tori Kelly in the future!
Justin Bieber made his comeback with a performance of the summertime smash “Where Are U” and his new single “What Do You Mean”. The high energy performance was complete with somewhat smooth vocals and high-end choreography. Before flying above the audience, the pop singer marked his return to the spotlight with a reflection on his controversial year. Upon a positive response from the audience the Biebs became emotional covering his face in tears.
Big Sean took the stage with both John Legend and Kanye upon winning the award for Best Video with a Social Message for “One Man Can Change The World”. During his acceptance speech, the Detroit rapper discussed the track which was inspired by his grandmother, the importance of using his platform to make an influence and his appreciation for Kanye West who kicked off his career. The moment marked black excellence at such a crucial time.
The night’s most memorable moment was when Kanye West took the stage to accept the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. The award was presented by Taylor Swift who reflected on both her and Kanye’s first encounter and his influence on her career. Kanye’s 14-minute rant included a reflection on the iconic VMA moment, his career thus far, why he hates award shows and the announcement that he’ll be running for president in 2020! Check out Kanye’s speech below!