Last Thursday night you were either embracing your inner nerd while watching the DNC or you were doing the complete opposite and watching MTV. For those smarties who picked the former and decided to watch the DNC, you must be having major FOMO! Stop crying, grab a tissue, and be thankful you have me in your life, for I am about to give you the low down on the good and the bad shenanigans that occurred during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Between the famous attendance, awkward moments, bizarre fashion, boy bands, and bad jokes, the VMAS are always unforgettable. Here is a list of what you’re going to want to remember from Thursday night.
Best speech: Forget Romney and Obama, MTV is temporarily endorsing Hart for President. Surrounded by his entourage of little people secret service agents, the high-larious host Kevin Hart kicked off the show with a traditional star-bashing monologue. He wasted no time on stage and “went there” by immediately targeting Drake, Chris Brown, and K-stew. Oddly enough, the key element within his act was forgiveness stating, “if you’ve made a mistake, so what?” That’s what I like to hear, Kevin! If you want to see how the stars reacted, see Hart’s monologue here.
Best Hair: From Chris Brown’s newly bleached mop, to both Miley and Pink’s platinum sky-high pompadours (awkward), the night seemed to be less about music videos and more about hair. In addition to Brown and Miles, Nicki Minaj made a splash with her yellow locks, and Rihanna even sported a new pixie-cut do.
Best performance: Like past VMA’s, the show is always full of star-studded, boundary shattering performances. This year Taylor Swift, One Direction (swoon), Lil Wayne & Two Chainz, Pink, and Green Day (Seriously, how old are they?!) all graced viewers with their good looks and angelic voices. However, the performance that left me speechless came from up and coming R&B artist, Frank Ocean. He goes to show that there is actually more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking. Without any distracting dancers and props, Ocean serenaded the audience with his ballad “Thinking Bout You” and he left me wanting to download the rest of his album (I did and you should, too).
Biggest Surprise: These days, Rihanna is all over the place with her men. Regarding her relationships, she is constantly leaving her fans on their toes. One day she is seen with her ex-flame Chris Brown, then the next day she is spotted on a date with her “Take Care” buddy Drake. And recently, rumors have been flying around that she’s dating the one and only, Robert Kardashian. On Thursday, however, Rihanna left little to our imaginations after she gave Brown a congratulatory kiss following his VMA win for Best Male Video. Was it just a friendly kiss? Was it more? WTF?!
Are you done crying? Have you turned your frown upside down? You’re welcome.
– Tess Kornfeld