(New York, NY) – Cardi B is leading this year’s MTV Video Music Award nominations. The Bronx-born rap artist received ten nominations, including video, song and artist of the year, while Beyonce and Jay-Z received eight nominations.
Other top nominees include Childish Gambino, Drake, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran. The awards will be given out live from Radio City Music Hall on August 20th at 9 p.m. Eastern.
SL)– MTV’s VMAs program was colorful and apparently very smokey for Kanye West who admitted to ‘smoking a little something’ before he came to the show. Just a small piece, however, of a 10-minute speech or rant (depending on who you ask) that included an apology to Taylor Swift, a continued push for artists’ rights and a call-out on MTV for exploiting (his reunion with Taylor Swift for ratings.
Kanye was Kanye down to letting the applause of the crowd roar on until his fans got tired. Yeezus was in the building, outspoken and polite all at the same time and humble enough to know that when 60,000 people boo you in one setting, maybe just maybe..it’s not them. However, sometimes it’s best to just keep it short.
Kanye Admits To Smoking Weed, Criticizes MTV
I will say he is the only person I know that can disrespect someone in their own house on their own stage as he is receiving the prestigious and coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and stay for the after party. He was sure to say thank you during his exit. A relatively calm Kanye spoke from what we’ve come to accept as his heart; and the future presidential hpeful kept it honest revealing that he did in fact inhale.
He spoke of the aftermath of interrupting Swift many years ago and criticized the very network that was paying tribute to him. “You know how many times MTV ran that footage again, ’cause it got them more ratings?” He said “bro” a lot.
He ended his speech by announcing, “And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided, in 2020, to run for president.” Thus – the 10-minute speech? A a very pregnant Kim Kardashian looked on with pride.
Taylor Swift Shines
CNN Reports Taylor Swift gave a nod to the now-infamous VMAs incident from 2009, when Kanye West rushed the stage after Swift beat out Beyonce, proclaiming that “Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.” On Sunday night, Swift was there to present West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
But, Taylor kept is classy even pledging that West’s “College Dropout” album was the first she purchased on iTunes when she was 12. And she called the rapper her friend.
(SL) – MTV is gearing up for what’s being dubbed one of the most star studded VMA’s in history. Show producers are promising a night of unforgettable music and moments. Should be an evening full of foolishness with Miley Cyrus set to take on hosting duties. The girl is not afraid to let loose. I expect to see a lot of twerking and crotch grabbing and if she really wants to make it complete…bring the foam finger!
Nicki Minaj will open the show and performances are scheduled from Justin Bieber, The Weekend, Twenty One Pilots, Demi Lovato, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Tori Kelly and A$AP Rocky.
Nominee Taylor Swift will premiere her video for “Wildest Dreams” and Kanye West will be presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the day after what would have been the pop icon’s 57th birthday.
Let’s see who interrupts him for kicks! Show starts at 9/8c on MTV. Some of the top nominees include Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran.