Monday, August 25, 2014

2014 MTV VMAs PERFORMANCES + EXTRAS + IF THESE PIXS COULD TALK!



While last years VMAs was all about gentrification and misappropriation, the 2014 award show was all about the booty, booty, booties...rockin' EVERYWHERE!



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PERFORMANCES/ACCEPTANCES


Ariana Grande "Free" + Nicki Minaj "Anaconda" + Jessie J "Bang Bang!" Medley








I actually like Nicki Minaj’s "Anaconda" video!... *runs and hides*

Question?!:  Why is it nobody writes open letters of concern when a woman sells sex for the promotion and benefit of men?    
                      
I met Chuck Creekmur from Allhiphop.com at a conference years ago, and he seems like his heart and mind was in the right place when he crafted that open letter to Nicki regarding the cover art for her “Anaconda” single.                        

However, there is definitely a double standard that exist for women such as Nicki Minaj who choose to use THEIR bodies (whether God-given or purchased) to “sell sex” to promote themselves as oppose to when men such as Ice–T, who decades ago used his then long-time girlfriend Darlene (and the mother of his son, Little Ice) for his iconic “Power” album cover.









Nicki Minaj Explains Her Wardrobe Malfunction
"You all know I had a wardrobe malfunction," the rapper yelled to reporters backstage. 
The YSL-clad star added, "We ran out of time getting the dress zipped up." 
Minaj further explained her style slip-up via an Instagram caption early Monday morning. "God is good. As long as a nipple didn't come out to play, I'm fine," the hip-hop star, 31, told her 7.8 million followers.


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Sam Smith "Stay With Me"


Common Calls For Moment Of Silence In Honor Of Mike Brown & The Ferguson Community



Prior to Common presenting the "Best Hip-Hop Award", which he later  accepted on Drake's behalf ("Hold On" (We're Going Home)), Common ask the VMA crowd to join him in a moment of silence in honor of Mike Brown, the unarmed teen killed by Officer Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Missouri this month. 




"For the past two weeks, the eyes of the nation have been on Ferguson, Missouri. The people in Ferguson and St. Louis and communities across the country have used their voices to call for justice and change, to let everyone know that each and every one of our lives matters. Hip hop has always been about truth and has been a powerful instrument of social change, from Melle Mel to Public Enemy to Kendrick Lamar. Hip hop has always presented a voice for the revolution. I want us all to take a moment of silence for Mike Brown and for peace in this country and in the world."
RT @Tanya_Chen how Kardashian does a moment of silence


Wondering when Black celebs and pseudo celebs will realize that for the most part the Kardashian/Jenner bunch only care about hanging out with us when  we can get them reality shows, interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Vogue Magazine covers, and closer to A-list Black celebs, so they can take photos with them to post on social media so they can convince their “fans” they belong.

Sidebar: Kanye will bitch and moan about the fashion industry not letting him in when he has been afforded far greater opportunities in the fashion industry than people who are more talented and experienced than him.

But we don’t get a peep out of Kanye about Gaza, Eric Garner, Michael Brown/Ferguson or any other pressing issue… until he has an album to promote.

Then he wants to get all fake conscious/radical on us. #Clown

Think of it this way, no “White” celebrity of Reggie Bush or Kanye West’s magnitude would ever be fool enough to publicly associate themselves with the Kardashian/Jenner bunch.
And clueless folks wonder why Beyonce and Jay Z skipped out on attending their wedding… 
*Lauryn Hill voice* "Why Black people always be the ones to settle..."

Cast of Orange Is The New Black"  (l-r:) Uzo Aduba (Igbo Kwenu, Nigerian Kwenu!!!), Laverne Cox and Taylor Schilling



"Orange Is The New Black" Cast Introduces Usher!




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Usher and Nicki Minaj


Usher "She Came To Give It To You" Feat. Nicki Minaj




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Lorde Accepts The Moonman For "Best Rock Video" For "Royals"

But I'm sayin'... over-the-counter teeth whitening should be nothing to a boss Lorde, NOTHING!


Lorde cracks me up, yet scares me at the same time. 

She walks like “Royals” is on constant replay in her head and she's just trying to walk to the beat, but misses it every time... bless her heart!


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"Find the beat Yoanna!"


Maroon 5 “Maps”


I really like Adam Levine's voice! 

As Kanye once quipped, Adam's voice sounds like an instrument. It gives me a Sting/Phil Collins vibe.



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EXTRAS

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora perform their "Black Widow" collabo... #WeDontBelieveYouYouNeedMorePeople





Jeremy Scott is all 'lovin' it, lovin' it, lovin' it!'
Rita Ora: *thinking* 'Should I get a$$ shots too? Maybe then I will FINALLY break in the US! 'Cause despite all my stunt queen tactics, no one seems to be buying/know what I'm selling.'

Haaa!
I'm a champion for ending homelessness more than the average man, so I was glad to see Miley bringing some much needed awareness to the cause, BUT... yet again Miley was doin' the most at the VMAs for publicity.
I get it,  Miley is in her early twenties and is still finding herself, but I must admit since her Disney transformation, she comes off mad inauthentic... just my thoughts.

IF THESE PIXS COULD TALK 

Usher: So yeah man, so during rehearsals, I tried to grab Nicki's booty!
Common: My man!
Common: Aye, so was it soft or hard?
Usher: To be honest, I really just did like this *takes index finger and does poke motion* real quick. Wasn't trying to get slapped.
Common: Yeah...  
Common: Let's take this photo real quick though man.
Taylor Swift: Taaaaye! *hugs*
Taye: *whispers* I told you we got to keep whatever we do on the low... you do see I got my new girl here, right?! Damn, you being hot!
Rita Ora: 'Memba when you said if I ever need anything... well
Chris Brown: Yeah...
Rita: Well just play along while the cameras are rollin'.
Chris: Ok :/
Rita: *whispers* I'm hoping the public will either mistake me for Rihanna or start a rumor that we're now dating and these picture will go viral and I'll FINALLY get people to start caring.
Chris: *insert side-eye* Uhhh, ok.  :/




Source: Getty Images and MTV.com

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