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Let us begin by appreciating — if not in the “Yay!” sense, at least the “Wow!” sense — that the Disney Channel cash cow behind “Party In The U.S.A.” closed out the MTV Video Music Awards by dropping F-bombs and pointedly proclaiming her love for marijuana, clad in a meme-costume ripped from the pages of… More »

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 demo, but the entire enterprise feels teeth-clenchingly forced and needlessly faux-outrageous — even Miley Cyrus’ freed nipple in a night filled with NSFW moments. But if you’re a pop-culture addict… More »

Earlier this week, we learned that Kanye West would become the latest recipient of the MTV Video Vanguard Awards, the Video Music Awards’ basic equivalent of a lifetime achievement award and the highest honor that MTV knows how to give. It’s easy to quibble with that award. Kanye West has at least a few great… More »

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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

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

Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Performers

MTV has just announced that Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots, and the Weeknd will be performing…
Peter Helman | August 25, 2015 - 7:56 pm

Kanye West Will Receive The 2015 Video Vanguard MTV VMA

Taylor Swift's revenge moment has arrived! MTV announced today that Kanye West will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year's Video Music…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2015 - 1:21 pm

VMAs Force Director Of Nominated Video To Crowdfund His Show Ticket

Given that directors are the people who actually make the videos that MTV's Video Music Awards exist, at least ostensibly, to honor, you'd think MTV's…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 9:00 am

Taylor Swift Apologizes To Nicki Minaj For VMAs Spat

Earlier this week, things got a little heated between two pop mega-entities when the VMA nominations came out. Nicki Minaj was a little pissed that…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2015 - 11:52 am

Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Quarrel Over MTV VMA Noms

One of the reasons why Nicki Minaj is such a beloved artist is because she's fierce as hell and stands up for herself. Today, she…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am

Miley Cyrus Is Hosting The 2015 MTV VMAs

Miley Cyrus and the MTV Video Music Awards have a long and storied history together. She first attended the VMAs in 2008 when she was…
Peter Helman | July 20, 2015 - 7:31 pm

Riff Raff To Sam Smith: “Your Face Is Super Huge”

This past Sunday, Riff Raff was Katy Perry's date to the VMAs. They wore matching denim leisurewear, an apparent tribute to the outfits that Justin…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Yes, Nicki Minaj’s VMA Wardrobe Malfunction Was Staged

Nicki Minaj's "wardrobe malfunction" at the VMAs was one of the most talked about moments in a night filled with awkward and uncomfortable moments, and…
James Rettig | August 27, 2014 - 8:47 am

Miley Cyrus Knew In Advance She Was Gonna Win Video Of The Year According To This VMA Red Carpet Interview

Last night at the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus won Video Of The Year for "Wrecking Ball." Instead of accepting the award herself, however,…
Peter Helman | August 25, 2014 - 5:27 pm

The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé’s show-stopping finale, Charli XCX’s killer run through “Boom Clap” on the pre-show, and Sam…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2014 - 11:07 am

VMAs 2014 Videos, GIFs, Vines, & Winners List

Tonight, MTV's Video Music Awards go down at the Forum in Inglewood, California. This year, the pre-ceremony preparations and parties have been unusually calamitous: Nicki
Stereogum | August 24, 2014 - 8:34 pm
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