MTV EMAs

Nov
9
Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, & Ed Sheeran Perform at MTV EMA

Alicia Keys and Ariana Grande

Nicki Minaj wasn’t the only superstar performer at the 2014 MTV EMA. Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, U2, Enrique Iglesias, and more all brought their talents to Glasgow, Scotland for Sunday’s big show.

Ariana Grande kicked off the evening on a high note by performing a medley of her smash hits “Problem” and “Break Free.” The pop diva also took home the awards for Best Female and Best Song (“Problem”), which was presented to her by Alicia Keys and Emeli Sandé.

Ariana’s boyfriend Big Sean was cheering her on. “Shine bright my baby!!! U look amazing!” he told her, to which she responded, “You’re my favorite.”

Following an introduction from Redfoo, a pregnant Alicia Keys—beaming in white—belted out her empowering anthem “We Are Here” from the O2 Academy.

Ed Sheeran also charmed the crowd at The Hydro with his acoustic ballad “Thinking Out Loud.”

Other winners included Beyoncé for Best Song with a Message (“Pretty Hurts”), Justin Bieber for Best Male, and Katy Perry and Juicy J for Best Video (“Dark Horse”).

If you missed out, catch all the EMAzing performances below.

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Nov
9
Nicki Minaj Debuts ‘Bed of Lies’ with Skylar Grey at MTV EMA

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj pulled double duty at Sunday’s MTV EMA in Glasgow, Scotland. Not only did she preside as host, but Her Minajesty hit the stage to perform a three-song medley. While seated in a throne, she kicked off her set with “Super Bass.”

“Scotland, I’d like to take you on a journey tonight,” said Nicki. “I’d like to go to the past and go to the future and back to the present. Can I do that tonight?”

With Skylar Grey on the piano, she also debuted a new song off The Pinkprint called “Bed of Lies,” in which she blasts an ex lover.

“You could never make eye contact / Everything you got was based off of my contacts / You a fraud, but I’ma remain icon stat,” spits Nicki.

She capped off the six-minute performance with her latest hit “Anaconda,” reenacting the chair dance from the racy video.

Nicki went home a winner, picking up the award for Best Hip-Hop against Drake and Eminem.

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Oct
24
Nicki Minaj Rules the World in MTV EMA Promo

Nicki Minaj

Now that she’s conquered hip-hop, Nicki Minaj is ready to take over the world. The rap queen carries out her plan for global domination in the epic promo for the 2014 MTV EMA, which offers a glimpse into a future filled with all things Nicki.

The one-minute spot shows what happens after the “Anaconda” rapper hosts the 20th anniversary show. Money has Nicki’s face on it, emojis are inspired by Nicki (E-Minajs), hamburgers are shaped like Nicki’s booty, and she receives the keys…to the world!

If that wasn’t enough, MTV gets renamed NTV (Nicki Television) and she hosts her own late-night show called “Nicki at Night.”

Watch the EMA-zing promo below and tune in to see Her Minajesty preside over the MTV EMA, airing live from Glasgow, Scotland, on November 9.

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Sep
30
Nicki Minaj to Host 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is taking over the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards. The “Anaconda” rapper will host this year’s show.

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Nov
10
MTV EMA 2013: Eminem, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, & Ariana Grande

Miley Cyrus

There were plenty of outrageous moments during the MTV EMA 2013 in Amsterdam on Sunday. Much like their U.S. counterpart the VMAs, the show will filled with viral moments (see Miley lighting up a joint on stage) and show-stopping fashions (see Miley again).

Before she opened the show with a performance of “We Can’t Stop,” Miley hit the red carpet in a dress that said “Please stop violence” along with photos of Biggie and Tupac.

Iggy Azalea, who joined Robin Thicke for “Blurred Lines,” turned heads in a revealing black gown that left little to the imagination. “Lol! That’s my ass from the front not my pussy!!!!” she later explained.

Ariana Grande was cute and classy in a lacy dress. The pop diva interviewed Katy Perry and Will Ferrell, who came in character as “Anchorman’s” Ron Burgundy, while co-hosting the pre-show.

Eminem was honored with the Global Icon Award and hit the stage to perform his MMLP2 singles “Berzerk” and “Rap God.”

Rita Ora, clad in Calvin Klein, arrived with her boyfriend Calvin Harris and presented the award for Best Hip-Hop to Eminem.

Snoop Dogg aka Snoopzilla brought some funk to the stage while performing his classic “Gin and Juice,” and Best Song winner Bruno Mars unleashed a sexy performance of “Gorilla.”

An absent Beyoncé won Best Live for her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” and accepted her award via a videotaped message.

Check out photos from the red carpet and backstage below.

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Nov
10
Miley Cyrus Smokes Joint Onstage at MTV EMA

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is upstaging another award show with her controversial antics. While accepting the award for Video of the Year (“Wrecking Ball”) at Sunday’s MTV EMA, the 20-year-old singer pulled out a joint from her purse and smoked it onstage. Marijuana usage is legal in Amsterdam, where the awards were held.

“I couldn’t fit this award in my bag, but I did find this,” she said while pulling out a joint from her Chanel purse and lighting it on stage. “So thank you guys very much. Goodnight everybody. Thank you.”

Watch the video that’s bound to have everyone talking come Monday morning.

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Nov
10
Eminem Performs ‘Berzerk’ and ‘Rap God’ at MTV EMA

Eminem

The MTV EMA didn’t officially jump off until Eminem rocked the house with a medley of his recent hits. The blonde rapper set things off with his Rick Rubin-produced single “Berzerk” as Rita Ora sang along in the crowd. He continued with “Rap God” with some help from Mr. Porter.

Em, who has the most EMAs of all time, also accepted the award for Best Hip-Hop and the Global Icon Award.

His album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is expected at debut at No. 1 in the U.S. this week with 725-750,000 copies.

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