MTV put on its annual VMAs but this year it looked a lot like the BET awards and IT.WAS.LIT!
From under boobage to Teyana Taylor’s banging body to King Bey’s Lemonade performance, this years VMA was the best I have ever seen in a really long time. Below are a few highlights worth reviewing.
1. Teyana Taylor
Can we say Bam Bam Boom body for days. Teyana Taylor took us back to Flashdance days as she Afro tribal danced her way through Kanye West’s new video FADE.
2. All Hail Queen Bey
Never expect Beyoncé to half step. King Bey lead us through her lemonade album surrounded by black girl magic at its finest.
3. Kanye’s Rant?
First of can we give VMAs fifty eleven millions side eyes for the complete shade they cast over Taylor Swift (who was notable absent. Word on the street is King Bey had the country turned pop singer barred from her presence). On the very stage were the infamous interaction between the two started, Kayne ended it. Walking on the stage to “I might sleep with Taylor. I made that b*tch famous”. Talk about mouth drop. Then of course he proceeded to talk nonsense, but he did try to touch on gun violence. I think. Watch for yourself below
4. Booty, Under Boobage and No Shirts
This year’s VMAs was all about the booty, boobs and chest.
Whether it was the guys with open shirts and six packs, the lady’s giving us a peek of their breast from down below or performers shaking what their momma gave them, this was the year of the flesh.
5. Black Girl Magic
Last but not least. #BlackGirlMagic was in full effect last night as Rihanna performed, not 1 not 2 not 3 but 4 times throughout the night concluding with Drake presenting the Pon de Replay singer the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award to which she gave a beautiful and heartfelt acceptance speech. Along with Riri were a slew of other prominent black actresses and musicians either receiving, accepting or presenting.
This year’s VMAs was by far the best. Hopefully they can live up to the hype next year.
*All photos courtesy of MTV and MTV.com
Social Media is another way fans- and haters- get a chance to peek into the private lives of some of the most public people- celebrites.
Take a look at some of those moments
BEYONCE x KELLY Reunited and it looks so good
Former “Destiny’s Child” members Beyonce and Kelly Roland meet up and take an abundance of selfies like some #regularChicks
Gabrielle Union exposes her true beauty
Before and After… Makeup works wonders. @mjfaces who does my makeup on #BeingMaryJane and now on #AMeyersChristmas allows me to look like a refreshed glam version of myself. This is ALL makeup. No surgery (though folks have claimed forever that i had a nose job) No botox or fillers… not yet. With great makeup, good lighting, and knowing how to pose… feeling “flawless” (with flaws of course) is within reach. #43 #bekindtoyourself #bekindtoothers A photo posted by Gabrielle Union (@gabunion) on
Gabby shows the world that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and sometimes that holder has a magic makeup brush. Still a beauty without the layers of makeup, the Being Mary Jane actress shows the affects a little makeup can have.
Nicki shows some love
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Despite the beef her current beau and label mate are having, Nicki is showing the world who’s back she has. Posting a picture of her and Meek Mills at the AMA’s signals the strong bond these two have.
Not only is TREY SONGZ sexy– and a singer– he also has a big heart.
The R&B crooner is asking his fans to donate to one of his passion projects #HashtagLunchbag. As part of Trey’s #30for30 acts he get’s together with friends to make some lunches for those in need and now you can be one of those friends,
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To win all you have to do is make a donation to the Trey Songz Angels with Heart Foundation and be entered to win an all-expenses paid trip for you and a guest to join Trey Songz in Miami for a day of volunteering with #HashtagLunchbag.
Talk about Girl Power!!
Last night the lovely Lala Anthony showed her support for fellow actress and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’O in her sold-out broadway debut of “Eclipsed”
I saw the most INCREDIBLE play last night!!! @eclipsedbway at the Public Theater starring the amazing @lupitanyongo!! She seriously blew me away!! You guys don’t want to miss out so get your tickets while you can!! #ECLIPSED
On the heels of her Academy Award-winning, breakout performance in 12 Years a Slave, NYONG’O stunned critics and audiences in the Public Theater’s sold-out production of ECLIPSED—the “scorching and powerful” new play by Zimbabwean-American playwright and actress DANAI GURIRA -star of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and co-author of In the Continuum. Now, the fast-rising star makes her Broadway debut in this “must-see” tale of hope and resilience as five Liberian women fighting for survival in a world that has left them behind, ECLIPSED is directed by South African-born LIESL TOMMY (The Good Negro, Appropriate).
For tickets click here