The Top Five Stunt Queen Antics From Last Night's MTV VMAs

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Can we just rename last night's MTV VMAs the MTV JTMAs? Cause really, now. Mr. Justin Timberlake dominated that stage the entire night, even with Lady Gaga warbling off-key and Miley Cyrus grabbing at her crotch every two seconds. It was teh impressive.

JT performed a medley of what seemed to be every darn hit out of his catalog, and even pulled off that rumored 'NSync reunion, albeit momentarily. The beautiful thing about Mr. Timberlake is that even with the near twenty minute set, he managed to pull off some flawless vocals and dancing, which really led us to believe the dude can do anything and should be schooling all the young'uns on how this pop star thing is done. He's a pro, and he deserved those moon men he received.

Bruno Mars also deserves a bit of an honorable mention, although his performance was nowhere near the length of JT's, nor did they incorporate such wicked calisthenics, but damn that boy can sing. He's got the vocals, no matter what your take on his music.

But even with JT and Bruno Mars as stand-in VMA superheros to the rescue, the VMAs were -- as usual -- a hot mess of stunt queen antics, and we'd like to discuss them because, well, that's what we do. Consider it a PSA against such atrocities in case you ever find yourself onstage at the VMAs, because no one should do these things in life -- or in public -- ever.

Here are the five things about this year's VMAs that we found strange as hell, and not in a good way. These are also things we'd advise against if you're an artist that wants to be taken seriously because, despite popular belief, the old adage, "any press is good press," isn't always true.

5. Katy Perry's "Roar" performance, fully equipped with a cheesy boxing ring and giant belt prop.

Yes, Katy Perry owns her penchant for all things cheesy -- she's queen of wearing props, cupcake bras included -- but everything from that blingy grill to her obnoxious boxer shorts proved so distracting from her actual performance that who knows what she even sounded like. It was just a mess and a half.

Also, it's about time for pop stars to stop with the grill thing. Really. It's just making you look like you have less street cred than before, if that's even possible.

4. Kanye's attempt to revert back to the style of "singing" -- which is really just auto tune and some mic-screaming -- that he already caught major shit for on previous albums.

No matter how many big celebs tweeted it, or yelled it into the mic during their acceptance speeches, that performance of whatever the hell it was -- some abysmal version of "Blood On The Leaves," we think -- was really quite awful. All we could think was Jesus, Yeezus. Just stop now before it gets any worse. You're not some strange experimental indie artist; you're a rapper who once wore a giant piece and chain with Jesus on it, and you call yourself Yeezus. Enough of the other mess. Chose one field to play ball on, please, and it better be rap.


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16 comments
Halston Hugo Luna
Halston Hugo Luna

Miley Cyrus is a mongoloid. No one cares about your soap box.

Jessica Logan
Jessica Logan

I must step up on my soap box and say that if the same "sexual acts & gestures" where done by a ghetto rapper/hip-hop artist, then it would be accepted. If the outfit was worn by Gaga or Rihanna, it would be accepted and the new must have look. But because Miley is a clean cut "Disney" star anything that she does in under the microscope Americans double standards at work again.

Karen Hartley
Karen Hartley

What surprises me is.....everybody's surprise.

Scarlette Lopez
Scarlette Lopez

Poor Miley. I've heard of someone who's become a trainwreck as going to hell in a handbasket, but that gal took the HOV lane!

Martha Vasquez-Delgado
Martha Vasquez-Delgado

Oh boy, and who the he'll is robin thick, and Miley was just enjoying her drugs, and it's all Been done before. ...... this is why I don't watch TV.

Ryan Sytsma
Ryan Sytsma

I'm sure she went into it thinking I'll give these motherfuckers something to talk about.

Ryan Sytsma
Ryan Sytsma

lots of bad press is just as good as a little good press.

Lori Idoux
Lori Idoux

She's quite trashy. Can't imagine she was once a Disney star.

mkmetz
mkmetz

best post i've seen all day, "Billy Ray and Alan Thicke -- please come pick up your children!"

CoryGarcia
CoryGarcia moderator

I'm sorry, but Kanye West performing a song about a failed relationship that samples a famous civil rights track in silhouette against an image of a lynching tree days before the 50th anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream Speech" is the most Kanye West thing I can think of.

What I'm saying is that it was amazing and that it was the best part of the night that didn't involve Bruno Mars.

Victor Del Rio
Victor Del Rio

I love a great burlesque act given me by someone I appreciate but the VMAs isn't the time and place to have a substandard one forced on us all which, IMO, only reduces the "honor" behind the awards and the accomplishments of the winners. Save those hijinks for the afterparty, celebrity lore, and so people can walk away if they don't want to be in the audience.

Bianca Arreola
Bianca Arreola

Miley is being skanky, I don't know what all that was about. Total acid trip, without actually taking any. Also, what is it with the tongue, gosh?!

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