If you were one of the millions who watched the VMAs last night, chances are you have some mixed thoughts. I'd say my feelings could be summed up in a single "meh". I wasn't very impressed by the performances (it seems that the VMAs are consistently the most disappointing), and I found the entire show seemingly scripted and tasteless.
Let's start with the pre-show -- I'm not sure who was speaking, but one of the girls kept bobbing her head and making duck faces which I found pretty distracting and just annoying. There's so many talented journalists, spokespeople, and hosts...don't blow it with your need to be the center of attention.
Miley. Oh, Miley Cyrus. You might be thinking "where art thou brain"? I on the other hand thinks she knows exactly what she's doing. While Miley's busy smoking, sticking her tongue out, and shaking her ass in rap videos, we're all talking about her. It works! She's not stupid. Should MTV have chosen her to host the VMAs? I don't really care, and to be honest, I think she did a pretty decent job. Yes, I hated her outfits. I don't even consider them outfits. But again, she knows what she's doing and knows that even negative attention is still attention in the entertainment industry. I personally wouldn't choose to wear macaron-looking things over my nipples and nothing else, but hey, whatever floats her boat. I thought she had some funny one-liners and did a good job at poking fun at herself throughout the show.
Tori Kelly. YES. Just yes. I wasn't too familiar with Tori before the show, but I had heard her hit single and was impressed by her voice. When I saw her on stage, fully clothed, beautiful, minimal makeup, curly hair, and smile, I was even more impressed. This is how you showcase talent. I thought Tori was the best act of the night. She was able to display her talent and her beauty without strutting around naked or distastefully calling someone out. Props, Tori.
Nicki Minaj. Eh, I don't really think her speech is worth discussing much. I do think it was scripted, and for her sake I hope it was. If it wasn't, I found her remarks distasteful and not classy at all. Incase you missed it, Nicki went onstage to receive her award and while wrapping up, turned the mic back over to Miley and referred to her as "that b*tch who had some things to say about me last week". Her mic was muted, and Miley commented about how they were both in the industry and know how interviews can go. Nicki, or anyone in the music/entertainment industry, should be able to accept their award, thank whoever they want, and walk off. No need to bring drama into a show that is attempting to recognize you for your achievement. I thought she made herself look pretty bad.
Taylor Swift was yet again the face of the show. When is she not? Yes, Bad Blood deserved an award. But I find the Taylor-obsessed culture annoying, and the fact that she's shown on camera throughout the entire show is a bit overboard for me. There are hundreds of celebrities sitting in one room, but we find a reason to zoom in on Taylor dancing for every clip. But then again, she did have a posse of VS models with her, and Gigi Hadid doesn't hurt either.
By far my favorite look from the night. Will be recreating this look soon.
What were your thoughts? Feel free to share in the comments!