By Blake Avory
First let us take a minute to review the debacle that was known as the VMA’s. From Lady Gaga’s crazy four costume changes to Kanye West’s drunken outburst, it was a sight to be seen.
From the moment Kanye stepped out of his limo everyone should have known that he was going to do something enormously unpleasant. The man appeared on the red carpet with a bottle of Hennessy for goodness sake. People should have caught that. For those of you who are on Team Kanye, you should all be ashamed of yourselves. His interruption of sweet little Taylor Swift (who by the way I am not a fan of) was one of the biggest dick moves in the history of dick moves.
Not only did he make himself look like a imbecile he also caused everyone else’s views on the black community to go back to that old saying which shall not be named. Responses to his childish outburst, in which he stated, “Beyoncé had the best video of all time,” were highly expected. Many stars called him selfish and gave him a swift blow to his character.
Is Lady Gaga insane? First, the Vulture-like costume, then the performance dressed as a Rabbit with leggings. During her performance she was able to confirm the fact that she isn’t playing with a full deck. The cane, the hanging, and the blood-squirting incident that happened on the stage was proof enough.
After she gave a taste of her crazy side, she decided to show us that you can wear a stocking that covers your whole body and get away with it. She looked sort of like a used tampon. The end all to end all costumes was what I would like to call the “Yeti” or Eskimo get up that she wore when Beyoncé received her award for video of the year.
There were many great performances during the night. Pink did trapeze and acrobatic tricks while belting her song “Sober.” Beyoncé did a medley of two of her songs from her album I Am Sasha Fierce. Her awe-inspiring dance performance to “Single Ladies” was the climax of the night.
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys brought the house down with “Empire State of Mind”. Everything was going well until Lil’ Mama, Jay-Z’s protégé, jumped up onto the stage out of nowhere. I am guessing she figured Kanye did it without anyone saying anything so she could too.
This fiasco of a night ended on a high note with a tribute film made for Michael Jackson. Spirits were lifted after seeing the inspirational style and grace of this great man. All in all the night was full of great surprises.