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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 Timberlake and Britney Spears had worn to the show during the peak teenpop era, and they looked terrifying. Both of them were seated in the front row, so the world… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2014

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 it turns out it was all staged to grab as many headlines as possible. (And, if we're being cynical, to pick some up when it all was revealed to… More »

By: James Rettig / August 27, 2014

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, in a nod to Sacheen Littlefeather accepting Marlon Brando's Oscar in '73, Cyrus sent a young homeless man (since identified as Jesse Helt of Salem, OR) to the… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 25, 2014

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 Smith's impressive take on "Stay With Me" (after an introduction from his friend Kim Kardashian West, no less). Also, shout out to Miley Cyrus for turning over her Video… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 25, 2014

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 Minaj's backup dancer was bit by an anaconda, Iggy Azalea fell off the stage, and Suge Knight got shot! So we can only hope things go more… More »

By: Stereogum / August 24, 2014

VMAs 2014 Comment Party

'Tis the season! We've set up our inflatable moonmen in the front yard, decked the halls with anacondas, pulled the hammer-shaped cookies from the oven, and donned our most festive bulletproof vests. Now let's gather around our televisions and/or laptop screens for MTV's 31st annual Video Music Awards, live from the Forum… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 24, 2014

Is Beyoncé Performing A Medley Of Her Self-Titled Album At The VMAs?

Could Beyoncé be performing a medley of her self-titled album tonight at the VMAs? Billboard reports that a photo of what could be Beyoncé's setlist was posted on Twitter earlier today. It shows a performance that starts off with "Mine" and runs through most of last year's album before ending with "XO." Beyoncé… More »

By: James Rettig / August 24, 2014

Suge Knight Was Shot At A Pre-VMA Party Again

According to TMZ, Suge Knight was shot six times at a VMA pre-party hosted by Chris Brown at Hollywood club 1Oak. No information has been released about who the shooter was. TMZ notes that The Game was denied access to the club earlier in the night and that some of the people who were… More »

By: James Rettig / August 24, 2014

Weird Al To Perform At VMAs?

Could Weird Al be a surprise guest at the VMAs tomorrow? A tweet from Grimes makes it seem like it could be a possibility. Earlier today, she said, "!!crap im so proud of my 2 dancers - netsuke is gonna be on stage with beyonce @ the vmas this wknd and nickis dancing w… More »

By: James Rettig / August 23, 2014

Nicki Minaj Backup Dancer Bit By Snake During VMA Rehearsal

TMZ reports that one of Nicki Minaj's backup dancers was bitten by a snake during rehearsals for the VMAs. According to MTV, the offending snake was a six-foot boa constrictor named Rocky, who has been in the entertainment industry for fifteen years. Boa constrictors are not venomous, though they can transmit infections. The… More »

By: James Rettig / August 23, 2014

MTV VMA Video Of The Year Winners From Worst To Best

MTV has been putting its MTV Video Music Awards on TV for 30 years now, even though the network has only really cared much about airing music videos for maybe half that time. And every year, the network hands out its big Video Of The Year trophy, picking a winner through some mysterious process. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2014

Watch James Franco And Seth Rogen Annoy Iggy Azalea And Nicki Minaj In Dave Skylark’s Very Special VMA Special

The VMAs are coming up this weekend, and the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview is coming out this December, and to cross-promote both events, MTV staged a special episode of the fictional Interview program, featuring Franco as the show's host, Dave Skylark, Rogen as his useless, hapless producer, and VMA nominees Jason Derulo, Iggy… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 19, 2014

Beyoncé To Receive MTV VMA’s Video Vanguard Award

MTV has announced that that Beyoncé will perform at this year's MTV Video Music Awards and will be awarded with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which has been given to artists like Madonna, the Beastie Boys, U2, George Michael, and Janet Jackson in the past. Last year, Justin Timberlake won the award and… More »

By: James Rettig / August 7, 2014

MTV Announces 2014 VMA Nominees

There weren't exactly a ton of iconic, widely seen music videos this past year, and even if there were, it probably wouldn't matter, since MTV gave its Video Of The Year to Justin Timberlake's totally undistinguished "Mirrors" video last year. Nonetheless, the former music-video giant has done its best to round up some big video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2014

Videogum Recaps The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

We did it — another MTV Video Music Awards watched and regretted. Did you play along with our drinking game? Rest in peace, if you did! At the very least, you died doing what you loved: hate-watching an awards show for teens that hasn't been relevant for over a decade. #windowsphone #tacobell What wa… More »

By: Kelly Conaboy / August 26, 2013

Watch Grimes Interview 2 Chainz, Riff Raff, Snooki, Richard Simmons, & More On The VMA Red Carpet

Last week, we learned the exciting news that Grimes, along with fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, would co-host MTV Style's VMA red carpet show. Sadly, we did not get one single glimpse of Claire Boucher on the network's official pre-show. But Grimes stayed busy filming on-camera interviews for the web. There was the much-blogged-about moment… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2013

See Photos, Videos, & Winners List From The 2013 MTV VMAs

If you played our VMAs 2013 Drinking Game, you are very drunk right now. Tonight MTV invaded Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards, the borough's first-ever televised live awards ceremony. There weren't a lot of big surprises (thanks to spoilers from Stephen Colbert and Joey Fatone, Sr)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 25, 2013

Daft Punk – “Lose Yourself To Dance” Video

As Stephen Colbert promised earlier this month, Daft Punk made a rare public appearance at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards. The robots posed for photos on the red carpet outside Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and took the stage with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers to present the award for Best Female Video to Taylor Swift. Also,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 25, 2013

VMAs 2013 Comment Party & Drinking Game

It's that time of year again, when MTV honors its favorite medium -- no, not Catfish -- the not-all-but-forgotten music video with the Video Music Awards. This year, a grip of Stereogum artists has been nominated for Moonmen, including Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, hell, even Taylor Swift. And while… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 25, 2013

Watch Grimes And Kathleen Hanna Discuss Beyoncé, Riot Grrrl, And Feminism On MTV’s VMA All Access

Tonight is the MTV Video Music Awards; surrounding the awards show, MTV has been airing a series of interviews with artists online. One of them is a feminist dream conversation between Grimes (tonight's VMA red carpet co-host) and Kathleen Hanna. Throughout clips, Grimes and Hanna talk about feminism and politics, riot grrrl, Beyoncé, and more. More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 25, 2013
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