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Till The World Ends: Britney Spears And The Extended Shelf Life Of The Modern Pop Star

No one remembers Debbie Gibson. Actually, perhaps the opposite is true: Memory is the only way most people experience Gibson anymore, not as an active…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2016 - 3:03 pm

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How The Hell Did Mudvayne Ever Win A VMA?

The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards are perhaps best remembered for one fleeting but iconic moment: when 20-year-old Britney Spears draped a massive albino python…
Patrick Hosken | August 25, 2016 - 12:15 pm

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They Don’t Want You To Read This Article About DJ Khaled

What does DJ Khaled do, exactly? …
Chris DeVille | July 28, 2016 - 3:40 pm

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Watch James Corden Add Himself To Kanye’s “Fade” Video, Stephen Colbert Parody Beyoncé’s VMA Performance

The VMAs were on Sunday night, which means last night is the night the inevitable VMA parodies hit late-night television. Kanye West, of course, took…
Tom Breihan | 9:23 am

Watch Drake Present The Video Vanguard Award To Rihanna At The VMAs

Drake added the exclamation point to Rihanna's four VMAs performances tonight by presenting her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. While doing so, he…
Chris DeVille | August 29, 2016 - 12:13 am

Watch Beyoncé Perform A Lemonade Medley, Accept Video Of The Year At The VMAs

Beyoncé returned to the MTV Video Music Awards tonight to perform a medley of songs from Lemonade, our pick for the best album of 2016's
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2016 - 10:48 pm

Kanye West – “Fade” Video

Kanye West used his four-minute blank slate at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards to -- what else? -- speak his mind, delivering an oratory about…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2016 - 10:08 pm

Watch Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Duet At The VMAs

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj performed together at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and the artists joined forces again on tonight's broadcast to perform…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2016 - 9:45 pm

Watch Rihanna Perform Four Times At The VMAs

Rihanna is receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, and instead of one gigantic 15-minute medley (or, as Kanye…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2016 - 9:21 pm

Here Are The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Dank Memes Of The 2016 VMAs

Hey y'all! We back out here for the 2016 Video Music Awards, the only awards show where the music doesn't matter at all and it's…
James Rettig | August 28, 2016 - 9:06 pm

VMAs Will Give Kanye West 4 Minutes To Do “As He Pleases”

Kanye West and the MTV Video Music Awards have a long and tempestuous history together. In 2009, West famously interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to…
Tom Breihan | August 25, 2016 - 11:13 am

Rihanna Will Receive Video Vanguard Award At 2016 VMAs

Remember when Kanye announced that he would be running for president in 2020? He made that bold claim during his Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2016 - 1:33 pm

M.I.A. Accuses MTV VMAs Of Racism And Classism For Not Nominating Her

The MTV Video Music Awards have been the source of a weirdly huge amount of controversy. All of the Kanye West/Taylor Swift drama that's been
Peter Helman | July 28, 2016 - 8:22 pm

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Making Sense Of Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz

Let us begin by appreciating -- if not in the "Yay!" sense, at least the "Wow!" sense -- that the Disney Channel cash cow behind…
Chris DeVille | September 3, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Disgruntled VMA-Nominated Director Had A Shitty Time On His Crowdfunded Night Out

Remember that VMA-nominated director Josh Forbes who was forced to crowdfund his $450-$800 ticket to the illustrious MTV ceremony? Well, he managed to afford attending…
Caitlin White | September 2, 2015 - 10:41 am

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Explain The VMAs With Emojis

The VMAs were more awkward than funny, but they still managed to spawn memes and jokes and gave us this excellent Kanye West speech and…
Caitlin White | September 1, 2015 - 10:13 am

Did Kanye Announce His Presidential Bid Because This Kid In The VMA Audience Yelled Out The Idea?

At Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West accepted the Video Vanguard Award and ended his long acceptance speech by (jokingly?) announcing that he'd…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2015 - 9:21 am

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VMAs 2015: The 8 Most Awkward Moments

The MTV Video Music Awards are, by their very nature, extremely awkward. Maybe it's just that I long since aged out of the network's key…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2015 - 9:41 am

VMAs 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, Videos, & Kanye West’s Speech

Out of all the award shows, the VMAs seems to be the one to have the most memorable moments, though most of them are probably
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 9:36 pm

VMAs 2015: Comment Party

Another year, another MTV Video Music Awards ceremony! Tonight, we celebrate the increasingly irrelevant music video, and MTV's excuse to throw a memeable party. Miley
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 7:59 pm
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