MTV VMAs

Aug
25
Drake Performs at MTV VMAs

Drake

From the bottom to Brooklyn, Drake hit the stage at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The Toronto MC opened with “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” recreating the cover for his upcoming album Nothing Was the Same. He then got the crowd hype with his anthem “Started From the Bottom” as Wiz Khalifa sang along. Even Jaden Smith was seen getting lost in the moment.

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Aug
25
Kanye West Performs ‘Blood on the Leaves’ at VMAs

Kanye West

All hail Yeezus. Kanye West returned to the VMAs on Sunday to perform “Blood on the Leaves.” North West’s father appeared in a silhouette against a backdrop of a lynching tree during the haunting set, which was designed by DONDA.

His baby mama Kim Kardashian was watching back at home and tweeted, “Best performance of the night @kanyewest !!!!!!!!!”

Watch his powerful performance below.

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Aug
25
Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, 2 Chainz, & Kendrick Lamar Perform at VMAs

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus

The most-talked-about performance at Sunday’s VMAs (so far) was courtesy of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. The pop star kicked things off with her song of the summer, “We Can’t Stop,” surrounded by giant stuffed animals. She stripped off her clothes before joining Robin Thicke for his chart-topper “Blurred Lines.” And of course, she did plenty of twerking while wearing her flesh-colored bra and underwear.

Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz also hit the stage with Thicke to perform his new single “Give It 2 U.”

Watch all the twerking and sexual antics below.

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Aug
25
Lady Gaga Opens VMAs with ‘Applause’

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga opened the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with a rip-roaring set. Mother Monster performed her new ARTPOP single “Applause” for the first time at Sunday’s show.

She changed clothes and wigs multiple times—from a nun’s white outfit to a seashell bikini—while recreating looks from the artsy music video.

See Gaga’s show-stopping set below.

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Aug
25
Ariana Grande Performs at VMA Pre-Show

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande kicked off the VMAs on a high note. The pint-size songstress performed a medley of her singles “Baby I” and “The Way” on the red carpet during the pre-show. She admitted to being nervous, but still pulled it off.

“Maybe I can stop shaking now. That was so much fun but omg my in-ears went out I couldn’t hear anything! Thank u for the love hope u enjoyed!” tweeted Ariana.

She will release her debut album Yours Truly on September 3.

Check out her set below.

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Aug
25
2013 MTV Video Music Awards: Red Carpet

Danity Kane

No sleep till Brooklyn. MTV rolled out the red carpet at the Barclays Center for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Hip-hop, R&B, pop, and rock stars dressed up and showed out.

Power couple Ciara and Future looked glamorous as they walked down the makeshift Brooklyn Bridge, Miley Cyrus arrived with “We Can’t Stop” producer Mike WiLL Made It, and Rita Ora made a dramatic entrance in a long white train.

2 Chainz was looking fresh as hell in Versace, Katy Perry roared in animal print and a grill, Iggy Azalea was pretty in Pucci, and Ariana Grande battled nerves as she made her way to the stage for her pre-show performance.

A reunited Danity Kane hit the carpet, where they announced their new single “Rage” produced by the Stereotypes, and TLC’s T-Boz and Chilli were matching in black.

Check out 35+ photos from the red carpet below.

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Aug
22
Musical Chairs: Who’s Seated Where at the 2013 MTV VMAs

VMA Seating Chart

Kanye West and Taylor Swift will come face-to-face once again and pop queens Lady Gaga and Katy Perry will hold court in the front row at the VMAs. The most powerful names in music will come together at Sunday’s show. The seating arrangements have been revealed, showing where some of the stars will be sitting at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Performer Kanye West will rub elbows with Video Vanguard honoree Justin Timberlake, while Gaga and Perry sit side by side (Gaga is set to open the show and the “Roar” singer will close).

Ciara will get up close with the Smith family including Will, Jaden, and Willow. Miley Cyrus is a seat apart from fellow Song of the Summer nominee Robin Thicke, who is in arm’s length of his “Blurred Lines” collaborators T.I. and Pharrell.

Before he takes the stage to perform “Started From the Bottom,” Drake will grab a seat next to Ed Sheeran, with Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift in front of him.

Check out more seating arrangements below.

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