MTV VMAs 2012: Only Mostly Terrible This Time (PHOTO RECAP)

29th MTV Video Music Awards

You know, I was a teenager once. Sure, I may LOOK like an old man who accidentally shared a teleporter pod with a baby giraffe (it just clip-clopped right inside!), but there was a time when I was not only a fresh-faced teen but I was also VERY into MTV. Like, watching it night and day. OBSESSED. This was back when you had to pay for the internet by the hour and it only came in like two colors, so yeah, I spent A LOT of time watching MTV instead. I loved basically everything about it—the music videos, spring break, The State, the reality shows, Simon Rex—but it was the annual VMA ceremony that was nothing short of an EVENT. Not only was it an expensive spectacle in which many of my favorite artists (who at the time only appeared on TV like twice a year) would arrive and be outrageous, but I genuinely cared about who won.

Now, common wisdom dictates that MTV simply isn't as good as it used to be (aside from its recent victories in the scripted programming department). At least that's what people my age tell ourselves to pretend we're totally cool with going the way of the buffalo. But is it actually true? Obviously the modern VMA ceremony is just a big parade of loud, ugly bullsh*t, but what if it's always been that way? What if the VMAs of our youth were ALSO loud, ugly bullsh*t? What if Fiona Apple's rant about everything being "bullsh*t" was, in itself, bullsh*t? Oh My G, things just got introspectively intense right now! But basically what I'm saying is, maybe we should stop misremembering things as being better than they were? At least One Direction dresses better *NSYNC! Not a single dreadlock anywhere!

That being said, this year's VMAs were terrible. Not all-the-way terrible, and nowhere near as terrible as last year's. But very terrible! If you missed the show, here's basically what happened:

To its credit, with this image MTV did warn us at the outset that this broadcast would be about as valuable as a tore-up sofa in the desert.

The show opened with Rihanna, who came out and "performed" a few songs, and the bizarre visual scheme of her performance was apparently "Anything, Whatever, I'm Tired." Seriously, between her lazy dance moves and the half-hearted lip syncing, I'm surprised she didn't just come out on a queen-sized bed eating a sandwich while dozing off. Next year!

Also a big theme for the night was how often the performers would just kind of amble out into the crowd at random times. Made for great TV!

Clearly Lil Wayne came PREPARED. I'm guessing he was listening to classic Bette Midler but I could be wrong, please don't quote me on that.

So, um. Kevin Hart hosted, and he came out with an entourage of little person bodyguards. Which, I get it, because Kevin Hart is tiny. But also: Little person bodyguards? Is this an '80s comedy?

Look, I like Kevin Hart, but maybe next year write some material? He sort of just came out and yammered about people in the headlines. KStew. Frank Ocean. Cool roasting jokes, guy. I DID laugh when he made fun of MTV for hiring Russell Brand to host TWICE. But not as loud as I laughed when I saw Ashley Rickards' new hairdo:

Man, I hope that's for a role. I really do. (Hey Matty! Hey Jake!)

Okay, I loved this part. Right after Kevin Hart let out this stream of obscenities (all were censored), the camera immediately cut to Taylor Swift and she was INTO IT:

America's favorite tiny-baby country singer is growing up, you guys!

So then Chyna came out and talked trash on everybody. Relax, Chyna. The award was for Best Pop Video, and obviously One Direction won.

I agreed with this guy.

Anyway, I don't hate One Direction. They are very dapper pre-teens! Also one time they told me that I don't know I'm beautiful and that's what makes me beautiful. At the time I was in a grocery store buying frosting because I was feeling sad. But yeah, anyway, One Direction, everybody.

Green Day's reaction to One Direction's speech marked the first time I've related to Green Day since 8th grade.

If you recall, last year's in-house band was Jessie J and her broken foot and so much screaming. Dreamy DJ Calvin Harris and his glowing screensaver-lookin' hut were a step up in my opinion! Credit where credit's due.

Throughout the night we were treated to pre-taped sketches involving Kevin Hart bugging people backstage. In this one he tried to get 2 Chainz to wear additional chains. It was hilarious and everyone passed away from laughing so hard.

Should Lady Gaga just become a full-on horror filmmaker? Because I would see this movie so much faster than I would buy her albums. (P.S. I questioned whether I would comment on the commercials, but then I realized that the VMAs is ALL commercials and I am still LOL-ing at myself for that and also the Kevin Hart sketch.)

A basketball player came out and bragged about being on "the lakers" whatever THAT is. The important thing was how adorable Kevin Hart looked by comparison. Just a tiny toddler baby! Guess who loved this juxtaposition also?

Oh, Weezy. He is a national treasure. Not as much a national treasure as National Treasure, the film. THAT is the ultimate national treasure. #USA

Where were you when you started to tolerate Miley Cyrus? For me it was when I saw her on YouTube covering "On Melancholy Hill" during a concert. But for others it was probably when she showed her UNCOVERED BACK in a fancy magazine. Or maybe it was this haircut? Or maybe when she snagged herself a Hemsworth. Or when her awful dad kinda disowned her? Or maybe never? Yeah, probably never, ya buncha grumps! I like her though. But if we're being real the best part about her is that she hides for 6-10 months a year. It's like that old saying, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder of Miley Cyrus."

Pink's performance involved synth drums, glowing human hearts, wire work, giant lips in garter belts, and a catchy Pink song or two. Not terrible! Still though, I got so annoyed when I saw this:

Ugh, parents who bring their babies to concerts are the worst. We get it, Alicia Keys, you've procreated. So have a hundred billion other people. Take that child home!

I honestly have very little idea who these people were. One of them is going to be a judge on The X Factor and has made a career out of going to rehab and cutting herself and then hiring people to write songs about it for her. The other one is possibly a Scream-era Rose McGowan. I don't know and will never know. They presented the award for Best Male Performer, but you know what was weird? NOBODY WON. So weird. I mean, if someone had won, it probably would've been good exposure for that person's career, and all the people like me writing about it could have contributed to that person's exposure. Oh well. Maybe someone will win in this category next year?

Zoe Saldana, you are too classy for this. Except, OH I SEE what's going on. It's no coincidence: You were here to introduce the single best, classiest performer of the night, Frank Ocean!

There is honestly very little to say about this stunner of a performance except to acknowledge that the set was incredible and Frank Ocean even better. That falsetto! The best part was he basically just took off when he was done.

Well done, Frank Ocean.

This was inappropriate.

This was inappropriate.

Then Drake won for best Rap Performance, which was nice. He seems like a good guy! I'm not sure why Nicki Minaj went onstage with him, but that's fine.

Then One Direction came out and did whatever it is One Direction does. We know that music tastes are cyclical and that a boy band must rise to prominence with each new generation of 12-year-old girls, so, fine. Congratulations, girls! Your post-natal hunks have arrived to weirdly stagger around the stage while attempting to keep up with their backing tracks! That being said, which one is your favorite? The blonde one, the elfin one in the blue, or the future Pete Doherty on the right? I'm going with elfin just because he seems reasonable, like the Posh Spice of the group.

Anyway, the crowd was VERY into it, especially this guy:

And these ladies:

Haha that one gymnast girl is making that face again!

Also, did you notice who the resident mean girls in the room were? I guarantee you these two women were talking the rudest smack all night. Every time the camera cut back to them we knew they were saying hateful things because of how loud Baby Jesus was crying.

I love Rebel Wilson, but we can do better than this, right? However I DID love that she called the dude on the left bisexual out of nowhere and then moved on. Score? Also, are The Wanted basically the cool seniors to One Direction's cool eighth graders?

Then Nicki Minaj won for Best Female Performer and—See what I'm saying? There is NO WAY that Rihanna didn't just whisper the meanest snipe about Nicki Minaj right then. Katy Perry and Rihanna were throwing so much shade all night the Staples Center had to turn on more lights.

I still love Nicki Minaj, not so much for her naked grabs at radioplay ("Starships"), but because she's still basically a weirdo for no reason much of the time. A lot of her acceptance speech consisted of growling, suggesting she'd had some kind of joyful stroke. It was amusing! Just ask this guy:

Wiz Khalifa was not having it. Also, Amber Rose was pregnant. (Why do I even know her name?)

Can't wait CAN'T WAIT.

AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!! WHYYYYYYYYYY???

So then 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne came out and shouted at each other. (I like this part right here where it looked like 2 Chains was concerned for his friend.)

Then a TV commercial one-upped the VMAs by featuring Janelle Monae. It makes me so excited to see her doing things like this because it means she might have a new album out soon, right? RIGHT? Girl, hurry.

Are we certain that Ke$ha isn't Ashley Tisdale? Could someone check on this pls?

I don't know what this was all about. Some YouTube guy. I do know that at this point an earthquake hit my neighborhood and my heart was RACING. So yeah, the VMAs CAN be exciting sometimes.

I promise I am going to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but until I do, it's just the movie that features Nina Dobrev but won't show her in the trailer. Looks good otherwise! Not you, Ezra Miller, you look shameful. Anyway, then Green Day came out.

Little known fact about Green Day: Any member of Green Day can walk into any Hot Topic and automatically get a 15% discount on THEIR ENTIRE PURCHASE. 18% if it's a Green Day t-shirt! (The band members give them away as gifts around the holidays.)

Adam Yauch got a jumbo-tron tribute. Very classy. But wait, didn't Whitney Houston also die this year? What was the deal with ignoring this fact?

Then you ran and woke up your little sister because the cast of Twilight came on to introduce their new trailer! The fifth and final installment of our generation's Titanic! From the looks of it, Breaking Dawn Part Two appears to be just another couple of hours of Mormon monster garbage, but there WERE highlights! For example:

Bella tackles A PUMA! I had heard that was in the book, but like the epic wolf argument that came before it, I have a feeling this scene needs to be seen to be believed. CANNOT WAIT.

Also:

Whoa, turn down those high beams, Lautner!

Anyway, at this point the show—and we the viewers—were really starting to lose steam, and neither Wiz Khalifa nor Ke$ha were sober enough to snap us out of this ennui.

At least these two were able to keep each other amused by playing their own private version of the Dirty Dozens. I can't even imagine the haterade they were spraying at this point.

These kids won again, this time for Best New Artist! "Artist." And yeah, it's official, the elfin one is the best one. SORRY DEAL W/IT.

Live it up, ladies! I mean, you are amazing and congratulations again. But let's be real, we've only been putting up with Ryan Lochte's post-Olympics victory tour for this long because there's always the chance that he'll become suddenly naked at any time. But you guys are just going to have to go to college in obscurity. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Then Alicia Keys came out and yelled at everybody. What was she so mad about??

I did not see this coming, but Nicki Minaj's guest verse was kind of great? See, that's what people tend to forget about this lady. Sure, she's crassly ambitious and spends way too much time pandering to her fanbase (nick-naming your own fans is always a bad sign), but the lady knows how to turn it on when she needs to. "Starships" is ridiculous, sure, but aside from all the costumes and weird music videos, there's still this woman who stole "Monster" out from under Kanye West and Jay-Z. Plus I think she's funny. I like her!

I'd have to be a true monster to snark on this moment: Gabby Douglas doing somersaults and flips while Alicia Keys sang. I thought it was really sweet! You know? I am capable of appreciating others' happiness, and almost nobody has ever been as happy as Gabby Douglas was in this moment.

Katy Perry was clearly stoked for her.

Then Rihanna won for Video of the Year (a prize she'll have to share with the blond heartthrob in the glowing pyramid hut, since he did the music for it). I appreciated the fact that Rihanna didn't seem to be super jazzed about it (or anything, ever). I also love that her accent comes and goes like the ebbing tides beneath Beachy Head. I don't love the song "We Found Love In A Hopeless Place" because it is the worst. Sorry, I don't care about no record sales, it is the worst. I said SORRY. This is not an argument, only the recognition of common fact. But I DO like that part in T.I.'s "Pls Live Your Life" when Rihanna does that reggae rapping, so it all balances out.

To close out the night, Taylor Swift came on and sang a new song about NOT getting back together with a boyfriend. Mature stuff, considering she has not yet experienced the normal life of a human being? Stage moms, managers, and agents setting you up on photo-ops with high profile hunks is not the same thing as falling in love or forging a meaningful relationship. Relax, Taylor Swift. Take a year off, backpack around Europe, enroll in some community college classes, get a minimum wage job at a movie theater. Basically, LIVE LIFE, THEN sing about it.

Also, I GUESS I thought she was a country singer mostly, but it turns out her new material is just some Radio Disney garbage. That's cool, whatever works. I gotta get to bed, my dogs are barkin'.

And that was it! Not entirely terrible. It was fine. No real highlights though, right? Maybe Frank Ocean and possibly the commercial for The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons. Not a total loss!

"VMAs 2012: Not a total loss." - Price Peterson, TV.com


QUESTIONS:

... What was your favorite VMA moment?

... Should we the public be MORE involved in Kristen Stewart's love life?

... What size shoe do you think Kevin Hart wears? (Specify men's or ladies')

... Which member of One Direction is your favorite? Are you prepared to go to jail for your love?

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Please; no more coverage of that gross, inbred-looking, raspy-voiced hillbilly!
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hahaha! im reading this a year later - we can't EVER get rid of miley cyrus now.
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Earthquakes are weird like that. The weirdest basically. =D
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#Elves. We should rename that guy Legolas. Or Santa's Helper, U CHOOSE I H8 DECISIONS!!
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You know that VMA is in decadency since the same famous people sitting in the audicence, are the same people perfoming, are the same intriducing awards and are the same people winning the moon man. Really pathetic how low this channel is producing the show...miss the days of outrageous perfomances and A list stars....Let's focus on the Grammys and forget this stoopid show
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So, I didn't watch this and my only interest in it is because of One Direction. I would like to point out that the members of 1D are not preteens... only one of them is even a teen. Sorry, I just get agitated with this because the oldest member is almost my age (21) and I am not a preteen.



Anyway, I think it's hilarious that you picked 'the elven' one to be your favorite, because he's my fave!





With all that being said I love your recap-all your recaps (especially TVD)!
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Oh, God! Is that really Ezra Miller? Man, he used to be gorgeous. Ehh... I still love him. :)





Also, I really liked your National Treasure joke. :P
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I would pay to listen to the conversations between Rihanna and Katy.
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I watched VMA's only for Green Day! :) LOL I love your recaps!
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The clip-clop reference reminded me of the TSC. Now I am sad. Thanks Price.
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Why, Ashley Rickards, WHY? I loved you.....
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I recommend you listen to Gangnam Style by Psy (the "Youtube guy" who got one-upped by an earthquake in your neighborhood). It's a legit song. It also has close to 150 million views on YouTube for a reason.

Also no mention at all of Emma Watson? Even though she's in the picture and is by far the most recognizable star in "Perks of Being a Wallflower"? :(

And to answer your question: Nina Dobrev does not have a particularly large/important role in the film, which is why she's not in the trailer.



The saddest part of this ceremony is how far Green Day have fallen. They used to be important and now they're attending the VMA's when they haven't released new music in years in order to stay visible...
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Psy is only popular for being a freak
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New material in years? As a loyal fan (though not a great fan of the last two albums), their last album '21st Century Breakdown' was released three years ago. And as I said below, VMA's serve one purpose and that is to promote artists. They are releasing 'THREE' new albums; one this month, another in November and the final one in January. Seems like the perfect promotional opportunity.
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I swear I didn't even know Green Day was still together.
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[laughter] I wanna know how did this columnist got his information out of my brain and why isn't he doing stand up. Thanks.
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Ughhh this is disappointing. Gone are the years when this show recognized those with actual talent. How any of you can like Nicki Minaj as a performer is astonishing, she has no real talent...
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I'm a teenager and have no clue who these people are, so why bother watching it? Although, it is fun reading the photo recaps.
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I put it on for about 2 minutes and switched it off as soon as One Direction won an award. The VMAs mean absolutely nothing if they can win something.
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Parts of this were actually really offensive!
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Who is Frank Ocean and why do people think he's good? That's not good music at all. I skipped the rest of the song after the first minute. I thought I may have missed the good part so I just listened to the full song, and nope, didn't miss anything.

It's official, music was better in my generation. Thanks Frank Ocean for making me feel old.
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Such truth about Frank Ocean. Really, wtf was that? This is my generation, and it's...it's bad. The unheard fringes still have good stuff, but pop is poop. I could rant Conspiracy style about it all day.
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oh nd seriously who was tht person with miley? :S
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mac miller.......................
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Never mind that. What is the deal with her hair? Did she lose a bet?
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- favorite VMA moment... its not really a moment just the fact that justin beiber dint win any awards this time :P

- Who cares bout K-stew!

- Size 8 for ladies? lol

- HARRY <3 and im not going to jail for anyone :P
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I am so glad I did not watch! Thank you for suffering through it for me.
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Yeah, and Rihanna was terrible. Just terrible. At least Minaj can perform.
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Rihanna performed the most boring act form VMA ever... an ugly cocky whatever song, and stupid look and even worst coreography...I saw her on SNL this year and she performs much better than this
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Harry's my favorite OneDirection boy because he was hilarious on iCarly.

The Bella/Puma love scene cracked me up as well.

Love the way Lil Wayne dissed Rihanna. Those two groups were at each other all night.

Minaj is part of Drake's posse. They're friends, they're under the same label, and they support each other.

Don't know why Kesha was there. Hey, she does look like Tisdale.

I thought the Prince Harry jokes were hilarious. Get nekkid - I don't know what you do..

Minaj needs to stop trying to be Gaga. Her acceptance speech was obnoxious.

Speaking of Gaga, so glad she wasn't there. I remember back in the days of old when she refused to be seen out of costume and used to say she "didn't understand" why artists felt the need to take breaks. Full of herself, much?

I thought Taylor did great. I don't know why she calls herself country either. She's pop. Maybe it opens her up to more award and radio opportunities.

Kevin Hart - size 7, ladies.
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And half the viewers in comparison to last year's VMAs because Gaga and Justin didn't go.
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Well gaga and justin...wanna be's with little talent
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Another MTV awards show that has consistently sucked. That's the norm for MTV nowadays. Nothing new.
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I will say this. Katy Perry was sexy as all hell. This is what I have been saying. Stop wearing weird stupid shit and you look stunning. Nicki Minaj looked by a festering omlette that had its period.
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Agreed, Perry did look gorgeous.
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It was a horrible tv experience one of the few moment I'm glad I have school works to do. Riri needs a Redbull she's sluggish the whole time.
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Totally agree Rihanna was so lameeeeeeeee
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"Some Youtube guy"? LOLNO. That's Psy, a Korean rapper, whose song "Oppan Gangnam Style" has over 100 million views, and is the highest viewed Korean music video ever. He's been around since 2000, and is one of the most popular artists in Korea. Do your research plzkthx.
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who cares this guys is only famous for being a freak
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And an American audience would know him from? Oh, right, youtube.
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I didn't watch the show, so this recap made me glad that I didn't.

I have no idea what's with men's pants these days.

It's either too loose, too low, too tight or not right. Fix it please. I don't want to see your undies, your package or anything like that.



Thank you once again for doing this because I haven't watched the VMA's in, how you say, 10 years or so.
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I don't think Rihanna's earned the laziness, but it *is* the VMA's. And even I've heard her perform live (SNL, I think). If she'd tried here...would it have sounded better, or would it have been sadder? I might be biased because I despise every song she's ever made besides California King Bed. And I like three Britney songs. You'll just have to guess which.



"Who's that stupid-looking blonde chick next to Matty?" I literally went a good three captions down before I figured it out. I need more coffee, shut up. I guess the twilight chick wasn't there to bring her face this year, so she let Ashley Rickards borrow it (ty Price for the bold underlined print. I now know Jenna's actual name).



Chyna. Heh...good one, sir.



Ah, Green Day. Some people really don't die in pain enough.



Poor Kevin Hart standing next to the guy that plays that one sport out there somewhere. Reminds me of Katt Williams when he said he couldn't hang out with Shaq. Something about Shaq's waist height and Katt's face height...the picture up there pretty much says it all.



Alicia Keys bringing her kid to the theatre--awards show was actually very informative for me. All these years, I would've sworn that she was a lesbian (SWORN), but she's not...unless she still is. I honestly have to cut a good 10% off my gaydar score. Especially if *he's* the father. Lookin' like a broke Travie...mm-hmm. That'd be a pretty hardcore beardjob to have a kid, but she *is* rich--I think I've said enough.



Kevin Hart in the Xerxes tiara looked damn funny. I could picture him saying 'Let us reason together' in his squeaky little man voice. If I knew exactly when that part came on, I'd actually go back and watch it.



I thought you were going somewhere funny with Frank Ocean. This guy was awful. I'd never heard of him, and he was literally the only thing I'd actually seen from this show before my GF (who likes Jason Derulo and Bruno Mars) said 'Oh, my, God' in perfect Chandler, and changed the channel to NCIS. She's not as old as she sounds right there, honest.



Drake won for best rapper? I hate Rap, and I hate Drake on *behalf* of Rap. Drake makes me pat Rap on the head and lament with it on better years long past. I do like that he's Canadian, though. I honestly don't know if that's because I want to insult Canada or not, but it makes me feel a tiny bit better, regardless.



I've no idea who Rebel Wilson is. I was about to give Adele props before I read down.



Nicki Minaj won...whatever it was that she won. Good, honestly.



MTV: "Before you give us too much credit for shows like Teen Wolf and Awkward., we're still....us."



I felt so bad about not knowing who was 2 Chain..z and who was Lil' Wayne...but then I couldn't picture Ashley Tisdale's face past Ke...$ha's picture up there. That's gotta at least balance things out, and I feel way better.



I'm only 23, and I still feel like a perv when I try to find some of the gymnasts cute. It makes me sad, but those girls simply weren't made for objectifying...ever. Not even in 2016. Guess that's that.
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Did you just call the american women's gymastics team ugly jailbait?
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Not ugly at all, just permanent jailbait. They just look too young, for what I believe will be forever.
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Then again, there's Catalina Ponor. She's a tiny, 24-year-old allwoman, so maybe anything's possible.
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- I didn't watch the VMA's, but thanx for making me not sorry that i didn't.

- I'm more interested in Kstewart acting than her love life. I think she is a good actress, loved her in that lifetime movie.(only movie of hers i've ever seen, ok fine I lied, I watched twilight, so what?) - I'm a ladies' size 8, so i'm thinking kevin hart and I share the same shoe size.

- Don't' know who one direction is, but ill go for the elfin one also?

- As to your last question: Never, I've seen "scared straight".

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nice reppin Degrassi and JT
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1). Didn't watch but I have a question in return: who the heck is the elfin one in One Direction? NO HATE, I don't like their music but I think those guys are funny, but aren't they ALL a little elfin? AREN'T THEY?

2). No. And I'm sorry but I'm not sure why everyone got so damn sore about it. People cheat. It's not right, but if my friend cheated on his/her boyfriend/girlfriend I wouldn't suddenly decide 'You should never be employed again, I'm going to print ana article calling you a skank in the newspapare, bi***. Seriously, get over it. Robert Pattinson is the only one that effects. Everyone else CHILL ALREADY.

3). I have literally no idea who Kevin Hart is. Well, I do now, because of this recap. But ooutside of that I've no idea who he is.

4). Louis. Yes, I know all their names. They're funny! Their music is also funny but in a more ironic way.
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NEW DIRECTION WON.

WHO CARE'S ABOUT KRISTEN STEWART'S LOVE LIFE? IT SHOWS SHE IS A TRULY A BITCH!

NOT FAMILIAR WITH A USA MEN'S SHOE SIZE

I DON'T KNOW EACH MEMBER OF NEW DIRECTION. MAYBE THE CURLY ONE WHO MAKE A SOLO ON THE LAST PART OF THE SONG BEAUTIFUL..NO I AM NOT PREPARED. EVER.
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"This is for JT."



Bwahahaha!
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Oh, I forgot to say: No, we should get involved in a PRETTY girl's love life. That was mean. I'm sorr--mouth breather. Okay, now I'm done.
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didn't watch it out but it would have been when the wanted were on stage ><

No, god no .... tho we might see more expressions

6 men's xD

Zayn Malik ... google him if u must .......... im 17 no jail!
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Wow it looks seriously bad this year. Green Day should avoid it any not give in to their corporate masters.
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Frank Ocean.

Leave Kristen alone! But LOL that movie looks bad.

HARRY!!!!! I skipped the third question because HARRY!!!!!
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-Nothing.

-No, no, no, you have to Chanlder Bing it. It's could we BE more involved in K-stew's love life?

-Men's or ladies? Doncha mean children's? A kid's 13. It's the only time he'll ever get to say that.

-Who the hell are these guys?



So for some time now, I've discovered that I reached that moment when I've become mostly out of touch with the VMA's. Most of the time, I don't recognize any of the people there, the performances are nothing short of atrocious, and all the little skits and speeches and intros typically make me want to scratch my eyeballs out. I didn't expect to feel this way until I was at least thirty.
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A long time ago I decided I wouldn't watch any show in which I was not nominated. This cleared my calender up a good bit. I got tired of watching entitled rich people congratulate each other on being wonderful.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed this recap. Very funny.
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I copied an image url on this page. They are all hosted at static.tvtome.com. I laughed. Very retro.
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I didn't like the set design. It felt like the MTV Europe Music Awards. (I don't know why I care about this.)
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I remember when it was Rock 'n Roll, and 90's rock all the time...

The good old days!! And there was just one semi-non music show...

"huhhh huhh huh huhh huh... Cool... Dumbass!!"
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This was a magnificent post. You actually made watching the VMA's worth it, because at least I knew what you were referencing.



Fab.
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can you imagine that METALLICA was once on VMA?
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Well, there WAS a time when it was good. Now it's just ridiculous and artists go there for promotional purposes.
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that korean dude is psy ever been to youtube the last 2 weeks? Gangnam Style?
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That was funny and I didn't finish watching it so I'm glad the ending was just as ridiculous as the beginning
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What's with Green Day's ridiculous new music? I haven't heard any good songs from them since Shenanigans came out nearly 10 years ago.. Every single record they came out with up through that one was superb and now it's just....crap. Bummer. No you're not wrong about MTV sucking less a long time ago. It really did suck way less back then. Granted, it still sucked..but again, less. Did I mention it sucked less?



Music today is total trash. At least in the 90s there was rock'n'roll still and bands like Third Eye Blind were acceptable and even sometimes outstanding. Now, what is there? I honestly can't tell the difference between most of the so-called "artists." Every song sounds like "nn-ss-nn-ss-nn-ss-nn-ss" with the same crappy hook and even worse lyrics. That's another thing.. The LYRICS. They don't even bother trying to write good lyrics anymore. I mean really... "I wanna dance and love and dance again." LMAO Are you f***king kidding me? I guess society has just gotten stupider.
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I LIKE IT. Well, some of it. I'm pretty sure no band lasts as long as Green Day without their sound changing. At least they leave a year or two between each album, so you know they're probably, you know, WORKING on it. Seriously, do all super famous singers just spend a day writing simplistic lyrics on a crinkled post it note and then some 'musicians' tinker around with a keyboard and loop a few notes of music and the singer goes 'Blah blah ROAR blah blah SCREECH' and then they call it a day, repeatedly, until they have enough songs for an album? And then just keep releasing songs once a month? WHAT THE HELL?

Sorry, this has nothing to do with your comment. Just venting.
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LOL yeah I hear that. You're right that for a band to be successful it typically has to evolve. I mean, even the Ramones sorta evolved in the 80s with songs like Bonzo Goes to Bitburg and such. I just lost respect for Green Day in particular when, out of the freakin blue, they suddenly became political and started wearing all black makeup and stuff.



It's funny that you said "what the hell" cuz ironically I actually like that song by Avril Lavigne hahahahaha. It's so catchy! Geez!!!
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Have you heard the song they performed at the show? It's the best thing they have done since Shenanigans. Got an 'Insomniac' and 'Nimrod' vibe to it.
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True, the music portion was actually pretty good, but the lyrics seemed really ridiculous for their age. Ya know?
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Jeez I'm so old that I can remember when MTV (MuchMusic too cause I'm in Canada) played NOTHING but music videos, all day, every day. Is there even an HOUR worth of MUSIC videos on either channel anymore? Between real world houses and jerky shore and all the other crap shows they kinda lost the MUSIC from MUSIC TELEVISION.
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I watch a recap of this and by the sounds of it the best part of the whole thing was Taylor's shirt. Seriously, I want that shirt.
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