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And Of Course…The VMA Afterparties.

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After the VMAs, the kiddies will PLAY.

Hours after Drake professed his love for Rihanna at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, the rumored couple hit up a star-studded afterparty in New York City, holding hands (with their 60-odd person crew) and partying till 3:30 am, and that wasn’t the only couple getting hot and heavy in the wake of the 2016 VMAS. US Weekly reports:

Inside the club, the pair celebrated near the DJ booth as Caribbean dancehall music played. Britney Spears‘ “Make Me…” collaborator, G-Eazy, also attended the afterparty, as did Tinashe, Halsey, Kevin Spacey and Hailey Baldwin. Rihanna and Drake left the nightclub shortly after 5 a.m.

Just a few blocks over (or a quick Uber ride), Ariana Grande and her new boyfriend, Mac Miller, arrived at Vandal restaurant for the Republic Records VMAs afterparty. The “Into You” singer, 23, who hit the VMAs stage earlier for a spin class-esque “Side to Side” performance with Nicki Minaj, looked adorable in a pair of overalls. Her rapper beau, 24, kept it casual in a beige crewneck sweatshirt, light blue jeans, black sneakers and a pink hat.

If there’s a night to get crazy, this would be it. I wonder how everyone’s hangover is today. Hydrate, people!

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Posted Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 2:14pm
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Natch, Kanye West’s 4 Minutes Was A Big Ball Of Crazy

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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.

(Transcript via USA Today)

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:

 

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Posted Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 9:09am
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Britney Spears’ “Comeback:” Meh Or Awesome?

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Last night was supposed to be Britney Spears’ big VMAs comeback. Sure, she’s BEEN to the VMAS (in 2011 she picked up the MJ Video Vanguard Award) but she hasn’t performed…until last night. But the question is- did it matter?

Britney performed “Make Me” and “Me, Myself and I” with G-Eazy, who already seems “bigger” (not just physically, but presence-wise) than Britney during this performance. And it was not good that they put her on after Beyonce. Britney didn’t have a chance! Her music seems so dated and flimsy next to Lemonade. Also, don’t EVER use the lyric “raise the roof” unless you want to sound like someone’s mom. Am I right? Anyhow, Here’s her performance:

I liked the shadowbox effect but there wasn’t much singing or dancing, and the chemistry between G-Easy and Britney was really, really hard to watch. Why even put them together if it’s going to be like a teenage dance where nobody wants to be there?

Anyhow, take a look and let us know what you thought of Brit-Brit’s comeback.

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Posted Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 9:09am
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Here Are The Winners Of The 2016 VMAs

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Of course, Formation and Lemonade can’t really be ignored when it comes to being some of the most important music made this year. And thankfully, it wasn’t- Beyonce led the pack of MTV VMAs 2016 nominees, with 11 nominations, and she was also the night’s biggest winner…even passing Madonna for the most Moonmen of all time. I know, it’s like…Zayn Malik WHO? Lol.

Here’s who else won big on Sunday night (Aug. 28) at New York’s Madison Square Garden:

Video of the Year:
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Kanye West – “Famous”

Best Female Video:
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Hold Up” — WINNER
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Best Male Video:
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For” — WINNER
Kanye West – “Famous”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

Best Collaboration:
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home” — WINNER
Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

Best Hip Hop Video:
Drake – “Hotline Bling” — WINNER
Desiigner – “Panda”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper – “Angels”
2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

Best Pop Video:
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Rock Video:
All Time Low – “Missing You”
Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
twenty one pilots – “Heathens” — WINNER
Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

Best Electronic Video:
Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love” — WINNER
99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

Breakthrough Long Form Video:
Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey
Beyoncé – Lemonade — WINNER
Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown – Royalty
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best New Artist:
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE — WINNER

Song of Summer Presented by Verizon:
Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – “Closer”
Drake featuring Kyla & Wizkid – “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap – “All In My Head (Flex)” — WINNER
Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”
Kent Jones – “Don’t Mind”
Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber MØ– “Cold Water”
Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign – “Bacon”
Selena Gomez – “Kill ‘Em With Kindness”
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

Best Art Direction:
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
David Bowie – “Blackstar” — WINNER
Adele – “Hello”

Best Choreography:
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

Best Direction:
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Coldplay – “Up&Up”
Adele – “Hello”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”

Best Cinematography:
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Adele – “Hello”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Alesso – “I Wanna Know”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Editing:
Beyoncé – “Formation” — WINNER
Adele – “Hello”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Visual Effects:
Coldplay – “Up&Up” — WINNER
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

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What do you think of the winners? Do you think anyone was left out? Weigh in below!

 

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Posted Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 8:08am
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