Watch Kanye & Jay-Z’s VMA Performance

Corban Goble | August 28, 2011 - 9:47 pm

Mercifully, Kanye and Jay-Z took the MTV VMA stage about 20 minutes into the broadcast to perform “Otis.” Daddy-to-be Hov and ‘Ye walked down a long runway replete with American imagery, bypassing a Soy Bomber, and then the existential dread began to sink in as we realized we’re stuck with the Video Music Awards for the remaining 90 minutes after they had thrown their biggest “surprise” punch (Odd Future/”Future Beastie Boys” dance-off notwithstanding).


UPDATE: Here’s your 2011 winners list:
BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
BEST POP VIDEO Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends”
BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
BEST ROCK VIDEO Foo Fighters – “Walk”
BEST COLLABORATION Katy Perry Feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
BEST MALE VIDEO Justin Bieber – “U Smile”
BEST NEW ARTIST Tyler, The Ceator – “Yonkers”
BEST FEMALE VIDEO Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

VIDEO OF THE YEAR Katy Perry – “Firework”
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES:
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Beyonce – “Run The World (Girls)”
BEST EDITING Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
BEST SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS) Katy Perry Feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
BEST ART DIRECTION Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
BEST DIRECTION Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”