As much as this year’s MTV VMAS were outshined by the splendor that was Beyonce, there were some good moments captured on film- and we’ve got our favorites to show Y’ALL.
Firstly, this (above) epic instagram, which was taken after Sunday night’s awards, shows power couples (from left to right) Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Lauren Branche and Steve Stoute, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, and Cassie and Diddy. And yes, Kim is totally gazing over at Queen Bey. LOVE IT.
Other moments? Britney Spears making her comeback, Beyonce and her VMA date Blue Ivy, and of COURSE the cuteness that is Rihanna and Drake. CHECK IT OUT!
Ugh, honestly, I do NOT like Ariana Grande. Everything that comes out of her mouth sounds like an 8 year old said it. And clearly, Ari’s a serial monogamist and even though she can be alone for one night, girl can’t be single long enough to realize a long ponytail and cat ears isn’t exactly the crux of women’s empowerment.
Alison A. Carey is the older sister of Mariah Carey, and the two have been estranged for YEARS. Never has this estrangement become more evident than when Alison was arrested on a prostitution charge on Friday, when she was arrested by Saugerties police following an undercover investigation into allegations that she was prostituting out of a town of Saugerties hotel, and using a lot of her sister’s cache to get clients.
Alison Carey was arrested after soliciting money in exchange for sexual favors from an undercover police officer posing as a client, and when she was arrested…she identified herself as the sister of the performer, which is probably the saddest fact about this whole thing. Mariah’s suuuper rich, and is marrying James Packer, a billionaire. It sucks that she couldn’t throw her sister some cash so she didn’t have to turn to prostitution, unless she wanted to.
According to The Daily Freeman, older Carey (whom police described as transient) was advertising her services on the Internet using Mariah’s hits to help advertise herself, as well. According to her posting, had been working out of the hotel for about a week:
One ad, posted at 6:18 p.m. on Friday, contains two photos of Carey and states: “Im a pretty lady looking for guys who are looking to have some fun and get into a world of pleasure that other woman just cant provide two you,woman with the ability to make the earth move for you and to get you to see stars, oh yea with me its,”ITS SUCH A SWEET,SWEET FANTASY BABY, WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES I COME AND TAKE YOU ON AND ON.” That phrasing mimics the lyrics from Mariah Carey’s 1995 hit “Fantasy.”
Ugh, this story makes me want to crawl into a hole and die. I feel sad for everyone involved.
As you know, Kanye West got 4 minutes to do whatever he wanted with, and while it had some elements of Klassic Kanye, it was also still not as crazy as I expected (but still, mark my words, crazy). He walked on stage to his song “Famous,” and the now-famous line “I made that bitch famous.” Since Kanye is often his own worst enemy, I was SURE he was going to say a ton of stuff about Taylor Swift, but was surprised that he didn’t. He did eventually mention her but it seemed like an appropriate/funny point. He also shouted out to Amber Rose and his wife, Kim Kardashian, “who is a G.” And then…he talked about inspiration:
If you feel like you’re seeing people dying right next to you, you might feel like, what’s the point? Like life might be starting to feel worthless in a way. I know times for me, I sit down and talk to older rich people, you know, aka white. they tell me don’t compare yourself to Steve Jobs, don’t compare yourself to Walt Disney. My friend Zakaya told me, there’s three keys to keeping people impoverished, that’s taking away their esteem, taking away their resources, and taking away their role models. My role models are artists merchants, less than 10 that I can name in history: Truman, Ford, Hughes, Disney, Jobs, West.
Kanye then introduced his new music video for “Fade,” which is awesome. See? You can take a little crazy for Kanye-brand genius. The video features Teyana Taylor dancing Flashdance-style and it was sexy and awesome, and goes to show why I still love Kanye West. You can see the NSFW video here. Here’s the speech, though, in case you want to relieve it: