With the VMA’s dominating the music world over the last few days, we thought we’d sit back and take a look at our favourite moments from one of the biggest nights in the industry!
1. That Kanye Speech
"I don't know what I finna lose after this. It don't matter, though; It's not about me. It's about ideas. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth," West said. "And yes, as you probably could've guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president."
YES, KANYE FOR PRESIDENT! The ‘All Of The Lights’ rapper gave us a speech we’d never forget and although it was a little random and massively bizarre, highlights included running for president, a dig at MTV and he addressed the whole Taylor Swift thing… if you’ve not seen it, you MUST check it out!
2. Macklemore Takes Us Downtown!
Macklemore is back! How do you possibly follow up ‘Thrift Shop’ and ‘Can’t Hold Us’? With DOWNTOWN OF COURSE! What’s described as Uptown Funk’s cooler younger brother, Downtown literally sounds like about 15 different songs… and we love it! Some people have a compared it to Queen’s Bohemian Rapsidy… we wouldn’t go that far, but Macklemore’s performance at the VMA’s was something special.
3. Miley vs. Nicki
Was it set up? Was it real? Well, from watching it live it certainly didn’t seem planned as the Annaconda singer/rapper addressed Miss Cyrus following a recent interview which Minaj didn’t take too lightly to. It was probably the most awkward moment of the night, which you wouldn’t have predicted knowing Kanye had an acceptance speech to read. Well played girls.
4. Barclaycard Arena winners!
We just had to sneak this in. A host of acts who’ve previously played at our arena were in the mix for some awards at the VMA’s including Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and Ariana Grande, but the big winner (and upcoming Barclaycard Arena act) FALL OUT BOY! The band won Best Rock Video for Uma Thurman… they’ll also be here on 6th October, grab your Fall Out Boy tickets here.
5. Tay Swifty
A few amazing outfits, an amazing performance and three VMA awards including Best Female Video! Is there anything this woman cannot do? Oh, she also presented Kanye with his Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award a moment which went smoother than previous times the duo have shared the stage at an awards show.
6. Bieber's Breakdown
Justin Bieber returned to the VMA stage and what an emotional performance it was. After performing 'Where Are U Now' and 'What Do You Mean?' Bieber broke down in tears, why? Mainly because the room erupted in cheers once JB had finished, something which perhaps took him by suprise. Maybe Bieber has turned a new leaf? Looks like he's more focussed on singing rather than egging his neighbour's house.