Every year, the VMAs always throws up a few dirt and controversies and this year wasn’t anyway different. There was drama every minute of the show beginning from the host, Miley Cryus whose fashion on the night was totally beyond description.
The show opened with a performance by Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, squashing the beef between them that played out on social media few weeks ago. Other memorable performances on the night were from Pharrel, Justin Beiber, ASAP Rocky and Taylor Swift.
The biggest talking point however was always going to emanate from a ‘Kanye moment’ and it did! The american rapper was to be presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by Taylor Swift who he had clashed with a few years ago on the same VMAs stage. Although Taylor had sweet words to say about Kanye, the rapper was a lot more critical. In his long speech after receiving the customised moonman, he took a swipe at MTV and concluded by openly declaring to run for President of United States of America in 2020.
Nicki Minaj had some harsh words for Miley Cyrus also but Miley held her cool and responded maturely before thrilling the audience with a surprise performance to close the show.
Here are the winners on the night
Best Rock Video: Fall Out Boy, ‘Uma Thurman’
Best Pop Video: Taylor Swift, ‘Blank Space’
Best Male Video: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk’
Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, ‘Anaconda’
Best Female Video: Taylor Swift, ‘Blank Space’
Best Video With a Social Message: Big Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend, ‘One Man Can Change the World’
Song of the Summer: 5 Seconds of Summer, ‘She’s Kinda Hot’
Best Collaboration: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, ‘Bad Blood’
Best Direction: Kendrick Lamar, ‘Alright’ (Colin Tilley & the Little Homies)
Best Choreography: OK Go, ‘I Won’t Let You Down’ (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Best Cinematography: Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, ‘Never Catch Me’ (Larkin Sieple)
Best Art Direction: Snoop Dogg, ‘So Many Pros’ (François Rousselet, Jason Fijal)
Best Editing: Beyoncé, ‘7/11’ (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Best Visual Effects: Skrillex and Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, ‘Where Are U Now’ (Brewer, Gloria FX, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Artist to Watch: Fetty Wap
Video of the Year: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, ‘Bad Blood’