what up, ya’ll? i’m bored, so i’m gonna try something new. i’m gonna live blog the VMAs. stay tuned for more. this year’s lineup isn’t nearly as good as prior years, but i’m looking forward to young hov, muse and gaga. and of course, the mj tribute.
edit: show’s over. jay absolutely killed it. everyone i expected/wanted to see did a fine job at reppin. kanye acted a fool and it was cool to see wale get it done. if you wanna peep the show’s blog, hit the jump.
8:08 p.m. – madonna nailed this MJ speech. incredible. i know BET had a lot less time to pull off a tribute, but they should take notes for the future.
8:13 p.m. - this backdrop/stage set-up is insane. janet wrecked.
8:16 p.m. – oh, check out katy perry. and steve perry. no relation, other than the skin-tight pants.
8:19 p.m. – why the fuck does russell brand yell like he have tourettes? ridiculous.
8:21 p.m. - first wale sighting. also, brand started yelling about boners and and unamused lady gaga, who’s supporting some sort of metallic/bedazzled neck brace. with a feather beard.
8:25 p.m. – kanye west getting booed for interrupting t-swift’s acceptance speech. collaboration coming 3 years later.
8:30 p.m. – he’s got a point though. there’s no way swift should win anything. ever. sorry, aj.
8:33 p.m. – really proud of wale and the fact that i’ve heard “back in the go go” and “nike boots” within the first 30.
8:35 p.m. – god, i hate jack black. and i’ll be happy if i never hear ’21 guns’ ever again. what a shitty ass song.
8:38 p.m. – jerome, where are you? bieber is on stage wooing all your illegitimate kids across the US.
8:40 p.m. – not this fucking song. taylor swift’s hat pull reminded me of the time lindsey bluth funke pulled her hat in the prison while visiting george sr.
8:48 p.m. – gabe saporta might be the biggest douchebag to ever come from a good band. ever.
8:52 p.m. – i like ‘paparazzi’ way too much. that camel toe also confirms the absence of a dick.
8:53 p.m. – gaga = batshit.
9:03 p.m. – beyonce better win or we can expect kanye again. also, when did nelly furtado become an advocate for spanish?
9:04 p.m. – why the hell does mtv keep jerking britney spears off? let her career die already.
9:07 p.m. – speaking of jerking off…anyone remember when billy joe did that on stage at the pop disaster tour in 02? i do.
9:16 p.m. – i. hate. twilight. someone needs to kick the shit out of this cast.
9:20 p.m. – apparently ye and amber rose got kicked out the place. looks like he will miss one of the best performances of all time and yell about it years later.
9:22 p.m. - oh look at them thighs, beyonce.
9:33 p.m. – t.i.? really? give it to someone who, you know, can accept the award.
9:34 p.m. – ilu alexa chung. you are so cute.
9:35 p.m. – matt bellamy rules, but why is there 11 picks taped to his stand for one song? in any case, muse has to be tonight’s most random performance.
9:48 p.m. - you have GOT to be kidding me. you had to get fucking j-lo to present the hip-hop award? wow, just wow.
9:50 p.m. – god damnit. eminem over jay-z in hov’s hometown? unreal/smh.
9:51 p.m. – cudi tributes a.m. with a song about blowjobs. has ‘fail’ written all over.
9:53 p.m. – JAY-Z. HAS. A. MOTORCADE. that guy is the man x 10.
10:00 p.m. - seriously, what the hell was gaga wearing?
10:04 p.m. – pink might be one of the worst artists of all time. this idiot can’t even decide which genre to be a star in. one day she’s singing about getting the party started, then she’s doing hip-hop and now she’s a trapeze artist. and lil kim did the titty pasty first.
10:13 p.m. – thank the lord. good for beyonce. best video.
10:14 p.m. – how cute, beyonce. mtv’s nobel peace prize goes to you as well.
10:22 p.m. – ROC BOYS IN THE BUILDING TONIGHT.
10:23 p.m. – EMPIRE STATE OF MIND. it is a wrap.
10:26 p.m. – hovi’s home.
10:27 p.m. – wtf was lil mama doing on stage?
10:31 p.m. – dear mtv, please bring back chris rock. russell brand is a moron.