Awards

Aug
25
Iggy Azalea Congratulates Nicki Minaj Backstage at VMAs

Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj

Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj ran into each other backstage at Sunday’s VMAs, and it was all love. While doing an interview with MTV News, Nicki was greeted by Iggy, who congratulated her on her opening performance.

“You did great, don’t worry it,” she told the Young Money rapper, referring to her wardrobe malfunction during “Bang Bang.”

“Thank you, honey,” responded Nicki.

While she sparked controversy with her BET Awards acceptance speech, Nicki has publicly congratulated her fellow femcee on the success of “Fancy.” “One thing I’m not is a hater. If somebody is doing something and they did it well, and their song is charting well, then congratulations,” she said in May.

Nicki opened the VMAs with “Anaconda,” but she opted not to use snakes after one of her dancers was bitten during rehearsals. But the girl is doing well, and joined her onstage during the performance.

“She handled it like a trooper. She went to the doctor. She’s fine,” said Nicki.

Watch Nicki and Iggy’s backstage run-in below.

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Aug
24
Beyoncé Performs Album Medley at 2014 VMAs

Blue Ivy, Jay Z, and Beyoncé

Beyoncé turned the VMAs into the BeyMAs. The superstar brought her visual album to life for one epic performance at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

“MTV, welcome to my world,” she said before launching into all 14 tracks off her self-titled LP including “Mine,” “Blow,” “Drunk in Love,” “Partition,” and “Flawless.”

As she performed “Blue,” her daughter Blue Ivy looked on from Jay Z’s lap.

She ended the performance with “XO,” dedicating it to her loyal fans.

Jay Z came onstage with Blue Ivy to present the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to “the greatest living entertainer,” who had tears in her eyes as she accepted.

“Blue Blue, I love you. My beloved, I love you. My fans, I love you,” said Bey.

Watch the epic 16 minutes below.

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Aug
24
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora Perform ‘Black Widow’ at VMAs

Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea

Two blondes are better than one. Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora slayed the stage with a killer performance of “Black Widow” at Sunday’s VMAs. Dressed in sexy spiderweb catsuits by Marco Marco, the ladies reenacted the Kill Bill-inspired video onstage, and had Taylor Swift dancing along.

While she didn’t win any awards for “Fancy,” Iggy did share Best Female Video with Ariana Grande for “Problem.”

Watch the blonde bombshells shut it down.

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Aug
24
Usher and Nicki Minaj Perform ‘She Came to Give It to You’ at VMAs

Nicki Minaj and Usher

Usher delivered a white-hot performance of “She Came to Give It to You” at Sunday’s VMAs. The R&B crooner was joined by a full band and Nicki Minaj, who strut out in a fur top. Ursh played the bass and even Nicki’s booty during his funky set.

But that wasn’t all. During the VMAs, he also announced his upcoming world tour, “The UR Experience,” and dropped a new single called “Believe Me.”

A teaser of the video for “She Came to Give It to You” was also shown during the pre-show.

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Aug
24
Sam Smith Performs ‘Stay With Me’ at VMAs

Sam Smith

Sam Smith brought some soul to the VMAs. Following an introduction from his “friend” Kim Kardashian West, the British crooner served up his single “Stay With Me,” wowing audience members including Jennifer Lopez with his angelic voice.

Backstage, he caught up with Beyoncé and watched the rest of the show alongside Katy Perry.

Watch his soulful set below.

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Aug
24
Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, & Jessie J Open 2014 VMAs

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj kicked off the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with some major girl power. The ladies joined forces for a nearly seven-minute set at L.A.’s Forum on Sunday.

Ariana emerged from a spaceship to her single “Break Free,” followed by Nicki, who unleashed a jaw-dropping performance of “Anaconda” live on stage, with her booty on full display.

Jessie J capped things off with “Bang Bang” before being joined by Ari and Nicki for the big finale. Nicki held tight to her dress to avoid a wardrobe malfunction.

Watch their dazzling opening number below.

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Aug
24
2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Red Carpet

Beyoncé

From Ariana to Usher, the stars were shining bright at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in L.A. on Sunday. Hip-hop, R&B, pop, and rock royalty paraded down the red carpet in some show-stopping looks.

Before opening the show, Jessie J was a goddess in a green Grecian gown, while her “bang Bang” collaborator Ariana Grande looked fierce in a tight black Moschino zipper outfit with thigh-high boots. She posed for photos with her grandmother before scurrying inside.

Amber Rose showed plenty of skin in a revealing beaded dress while walking hand-in-hand with her husband Wiz Khalifa.

Solange channeled Diana Ross with her big hair and black pantsuit, while Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks were matching in all white.

Nicki Minaj shimmered in an animal-print mini-dress and Iggy Azalea stunned in a silver Versace gown.

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