Last night was the 30th Anniversary of the MTV Video Music Awards. And I watched approximately 30-40 minutes of the broadcast. I can say that I was not all that impressed with the portion I saw. I tuned in just in time to see Miley Cyrus “twerking” (what is that anyway???) on Robin Thicke, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis win the award for best Hip-Hop Video (o_O), Daft Punk and Pharrell “perform” with Nile Rodgers and present Best Female Video, Kanye’s whack performance, and (most importantly) my boo Justin Timberlake perform. And with this smidgen, I can truly say I was underwhelmed.
From what I heard, just as I guessed, Paula Patton was acting up backstage, but instead of being in Robin’s face, she was in Miley’s. I was confused why Miley and Robin were performing together in the first place. (Might I add I heard the audio of Miley singing “Blurred Lines”-she’s sounds horrible…) I was definitely waiting on a cameo from T.I., but he never appeared. I was hoping Kanye would perform another song, yet it never happened. The only highlight in my viewing was the 15 minutes JT was on my television screen singing and dancing and doing it well I might add. Of course it was great to see ‘NSYNC reunited. (J.C. still has it!) And speaking of J.C., watching them made me realize I miss “America’s Best Dance Crew”. Oh, Fanny Pak, where are you???
I’ve never been big on watching award shows, but I would always try to catch the replay to see the awesome performances that people gush about so I could be in the know. Unfortunately, I do not think that will be happening with last night’s production. I must be old, because half of the names that were called I didn’t recognize. (Honestly, I’m still trying to figure out the big deal behind Kendrick Lamar’s verse from a few weeks ago.) In short, the conclusion that I came to last night was that I am too old to watch any awards show on MTV…
If there’s something I MUST see that I missed, please let me know. Tell me where it is in the line-up, and I’ll try to catch it. I make no promises, though. Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!
- MTV VMAs 2013 Winners List: Justin Timberlake, Macklemore, Taylor Swift, One Direction (102jamzorlando.cbslocal.com)
- Best (and worst) parts of the 2013 MTV VMAs (livingfiesta.com)
- Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake own the MTV VMAS (miamiherald.com)
- Timberlake, ‘N Sync take over Video Music Awards (news.yahoo.com)
- Daft Punk’s VMAs Performance Never Happened (huffingtonpost.com)