2011 MTV VMA’s Thoughts
There was a time when the MTV Video Music Awards actually was worth watching. That time has long gone, but for some reason I decided to watch it on Sunday. Sure things are flashier than they used to be, the logo is really cool design, the stage was one of the most functional and unique I’ve seen, and the Nokia Theater is one of the hippest and nicest venues they been at. But now to the rants, first who should’ve won in the major categories…
Best Hip-Hop Video
Should’ve been Lil Wayne’s 6 Foot 7 Foot (feat. Cory Gunz)
Not that its my favorite Lil Wayne song and most of these nominees made my cringe, but Lil Wayne is MTV’s “greatest rapper currently” and he made a pretty interesting music video, that’s mostly a spoof of the film Inception, but shows every lyric of the song in some unique way. While Nicki’s video is her insane “barbie universe” and mostly just shots of her enormous ass (admit it, that’s what 50% of the video is).
Best Pop Video
Should’ve gone to (I’m not sure but not Britney Spears, more below), I’ll just pick Adele’s Rolling in the Deep
3 of the songs in this category were miscategorized Adele and Bruno Mars are R&B, and Pitbull’s Give Me Everything is more hip hop. Anything new by Britney makes my ears bleed with how autotuned it is. Adele is the best singer in the bunch and the video is visually interesting if you are paying attention. At close second I guess I could’ve chosen Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night, it got a chuckle out ot me.
Best Male Video
Should’ve gone to Eminem’s Love the Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)
After seeing the nominees, I knew Em didn’t stand a chance, because MTV will do anything to promote Justin Bieber and get him screen time. Such a shame though since this was Eminem’s year with releasing Recovery and Hell: The Sequel as Bad Meets Evil. The song was one of Eminem and Rihanna’s best and it was meaningful too. But once again got to mention the Bieber effect.
Video of the Year
Should’ve gone to Adele’s Rolling in the Deep
I know Katy you were trying to make a great video with a message. And it was a strong message and the locale picked for the video is perfect, but coming out off the song California Gurls and then having fireworks fly off from your boobs (OK I guess its your chest but close enough) ruins it a little. Adele is a great singer and wrote a great song here, but it comes down to her not fitting the “MTV mold” and she’s British so not really marketable here. But then again that’s why we have the Grammy’s to recognize musicians.
Thoughts on the show…
- I’m amazed Lady Gaga went through the entire show acting in her dude character (not sure if I should be impressed or creeped out)
- The tribue to Britney had a bunch of little kids dressed in Britney’s old outfits, it was pedobear’s favorite moment
- Also about that, Britney Spears won the Video Vanguard Award, the last one was given to the great video director Hype Williams, and others were The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, and other music greats; and now Britney is associated with them, music died a little that day
- Apparently people flipped shit when Beyoncé announced her pregnancy during her performance, I thought it was cool for like 3 seconds (maybe its a chick thing I dunno)
- Young the Giant performing was cool, though I bet there was a bunch of who the fuck are those guys thoughts, but the way they performed it seemed really genuine and what music should be about
- Can’t believe Best Rock 2011 is the Foo Fighters only 2nd win
- Did Jessie J have a broken foot or something?
- Kevin Hart seemed really nervous in his opening monologue and his jokes fell flat, and the VMAs really don’t transistion well without a host (they should just have one to keep the show going smoothly, instead of cutting to Jessie J when they want to break)
- Russell Brand is a terrible person to have honor Amy Winehouse, they made up with the performance by Bruno Mars (one of his better performances actually)
- Thank You Odd Future and Lady Gaga for keeping MTV censors honest
- Cloris Leachman really didn’t want to be on-stage with the Jersey Shore girls, but who would (Deena is f’ing scary looking)
- Finally, I swear the only thing keeping Lil Wayne’s pants on him is magic, he wears them at the knees