Everyone goes Gaga at MTV Awards
By Shirley Genga
It was last Sunday at the Nokia Theatre L.A. It was glitzy and glamorous. Just as she stole hearts with her outrageous outfits, so did she steal the show by taking home most of the awards. Lady Gaga dominated the awards winning eight moon men statues out of 13 nominations.
Her wins were almost overshadowed by her three shocking wardrobe choices: an outrageous meat dress, Alexander McQueen couture fantasy and a heavy Georgio Armani black leather gown.
Apart from Lady Gaga there were other entertaining and must-watch moments at this year’s awards show.
The biggest controversy of the night though was Tyler Swift V Kanye showdown. Both Kanye West and Taylor and addressed a matter that had refused to die from last year’s VMA’s (West interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech to proclaim that her trophy should have gone to Beyonce). Their separate but equally emotional performances seemed to finally provide resolution to the incident last year.
As this year’s VMAs drew closer, the buzz of a possible Swift-West showdown grew daily. Both were nominated for VMA awards (which they lost), both were expected to perform on the show. West increased the potential of fireworks with a recent rant on Twitter in which he again apologised to Swift and talked about how he had suffered emotionally and economically.
Then on Saturday night word was going round that Swift would be singing a song about last year’s most talked about moment but instead of hating on West, Swift offered an olive branch with her song Innocent,"
West then debuted a new song that seemed to address his fall from pop-culture grace but his performance was preceded by scattered boos from the audience.
Other performances were from the likes of, Eminem and Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Linkin Park. Everyone gave an okay performance but the best and most memorial performance was by Usher. The singer thrilled fans with his stunning combination performance of OMG and DJ Got Us Fallin in Love. The singer moved and grooved, proving that he’s the R&B star that everyone pays attention to for the big moments.
Another highlight of the show included Lindsay Lohan’s surprise appearance after her stint in jail. Which saw the troubled star joke about her substance abuse troubles. The show finally came to an end with a performance from Kanye West.
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