Justin Bieber wasn’t the only one to use the MTV Video Music Awards to show off a brand new video last night, with Taylor Swift also using their pre-show to premiere the cinematic video for her new single ‘Wildest Dreams’. Surely securing herself a nomination for next year’s VMAs, the 25-year-old’s new video sees her transformed in a gorgeous Hollywood starlet. Filming a movie in Africa with her on/off loverboy Scott Eastwood, who looks hotter than the actual sun in the video (not just because it must’ve been a right scorcher out there), things seem to be going well for the pair and their new film.
The MTV Video Music Awards can be an emotional time for anyone, not least for us watching until 3am while birthing a crisp-based food baby and holding our eyes open with cocktail sticks. It seems the night was too much for Justin Bieber to handle too, as he put his head in his hands and cried after his comeback performance. It was the first time the 21-year-old had performed on the VMAs stage since 2010, and it seemed the whole thing was just a little overwhelming for him.
The idea that Taylor Swift gives us more squad goals than the England rugby team is now so factual that we’re assuming they’ll be teaching it in next year’s GCSE history lessons. In fact, we reckon they might just use these photos of Swifty arriving at the MTV VMAs with (almost) her entire ‘Bad Blood’ crew in tow as evidence that Swifty’s Squad is one of the most glorious squads to ever walk the planet. Yep, the 25-year-old brought a group of her closest pals (who starred in her ‘Bad Blood’ video) along to the MTV Video Music Awards for support, as she picked up the gongs for Best Collaboration and Video Of The Year.
Just as we expected, this year’s MTV Video Music Awards were packed full of awards (obviously) and epic performances, topped with a tablespoon and a half of drama. While some attendees were getting on like a house on fire - see Nicki Minaj’s show opener with Taylor Swift - relationships between others were frostier than a freezer in Antarctica - see Nicki calling Miley Cyrus out. Let’s start on a happy note though, with Nicki’s ridiculously amazing performance which kicked off another infamous VMAs.
As soon as Kanye West was announced as this year’s deserving winner of MTV’s Video Vanguard Award, we knew his speech at the Video Music Awards would be confusing, lengthy and totally amazing. Because it got more ratings?
Not only will this year’s MTV VMAs be packed full of awards, crazy red carpet outfits and Miley Cyrus’ unpredictable hosting, but it’ll also have more incredible performances than a jamboree - starting with an amazing show opener from Nicki Minaj. Yep, despite criticising MTV for their nominations, the 32-year-old will be the first act on Sunday’s stage, and something tell us it will be out of this world.
Just when you thought that Nicki Minaj/Taylor Swift/MTV VMAs Twitter controversy was done and dusted, this year’s awards show host Miley Cyrus has aired her views on the whole thing. ICYMI, Nicki made headlines last month when she took to Twitter to criticise MTV for snubbing her ‘Anaconda’ video in the nominations, and to comment on wider issues in the industry. Some of Nicki’s comments (“If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year”) were thought to be alluding to videos from Miley and Taylor Swift.