By Zai Muhd and image by wikimedia
History has shown that the best place to make a statement would be the MTV Video Music Awards stage. From Kanye West’s infamous interjection during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, to Miley Cyrus’s controversial ‘twerking’. For this year’s awards show, everyone was almost expecting something extraordinary to happen.
After a couple of opening acts such as Charlie XCX and Fifth Harmony, the pre-show shifted to full-gear with a spectacular performance trio consisting of Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.
All eyes were glued to the screen when Nicki opened the show with her latest single ‘Anaconda’, flaunting a provocative, snakeskin-like dress. Jessie J took the lead with the song ‘Bang, Bang’ and was soon joined by alluring singer, Ariana Grande. Nicki Minaj rejoined again minutes later but with her hands covering her new body-hugging outfit. For the rest of the song, Nicki appeared to be experiencing what seasoned artists would call, a ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’.
Despite the surprising incident, the show had to go on. The Best Male and Female Artists went to Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry respectively, with Taylor Swift rounding up the first awards with the dawn of a new era, going all pop with her latest single, ‘Shake It Of’.
In spite of everything, the attention was thrown back to Miley Cyrus, not to the amazement of many. Her ‘Wrecking Ball’ won Video of the year and once again, she stole the headlines but without leaving her seat, literally. Jessie Helt, a homeless individual from Los Angeles (LA), was sent in her place to accept the award from Jimmy Fallon. Miley Cyrus shed tears as the watching audience stared in empathy.
In all, if there was one stage that a celebrity can manipulate to send a message, it has to be the MTV VMA’s and Miley Cyrus clearly showed the world that the stage, is hers.
To watch videos of highlights and catch the entire show, visit http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/