2013 MTV VMA

Well, well, well…I just watched the MTV Video Music Awards.  Firstly, I would like to point out that it was filmed in Brooklyn, NY, which is a pretty smart move for MTV, especially right now, they’re keeping up with the hipsters all around. Of course they know what they are doing, MTV is amongst the inventors of  being “hip”. Secondly, the design was first class. Compared to past award shows,  some have not been as sophistically cool and clean-cut as this. And as if you didn’t know, I’m all about being sophistically cool and clean-cut. Now I am talking about the TYPOGRAPHY here.  Intrinsically the headers, and titles of each announced artists and song names.  A lot of this nice design style incorporated black and white photo imagery,  modern, fresh and new typography, usage of positive and negative space. For example, the spacing between the letters (or kerning for those who speak design), the picked out and mirrored reflecting letters, and more design elements, was to me what made this VMA one of the best put together ones. Good job MTV, good job. I respect this!

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It was quite entertaining, and thanks to the phenomenal performances including, Kayne West, Justin Timblerlake ( with a special *NYSNC reunion), Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus, just to name a few. I have to say that Justin Timberlake just is such an amazing performer.  Kevin Hart said post performance, “Justin Timberlake just killed it,” and he did. I have always been such a big fan of JT,  yet more so after went solo.  Justin is an icon of our generation. I love his voice, dancing, his acting, and of course most of all his attitude. He is just so comfortable in his own skin, and is not afraid to be who he is. Even if acts a little bit nerdy, or goofy, it’s just who he is, and it adds so very much to his attractiveness level. He knows it too. He’s confident and sexy, love you JT.

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I did like also like the Kayne West opener, you gotta admit Mr. West is brutally good. I have seen him live once when he opened for Usher on tour. It was quite astounding how good his was, because he really is an artist that doesn’t need all the background noise or add on’s, and with just his rapping and talent shines. This opening act was especially good because it showcased just his silhouette against a wooded landscape background, as he moved, grooved, did his thing, and that was all he needed.

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One artist I barely watched was Katy Perry. I’m sorry Katy, but you just are boring. You try too hard, and I never really was too big of a fan of you – and I did try to be. Believe me, I did. In my opinion, you’re a pretty and sweet girl, but you just need to give up, retire. After her song, Fireworks, I thought, this girl just needs to STOP. That song is just annoying to me, it’s too ballad-y. Much like this song she sang tonight. I can only tolerate hearing Fireworks in a remixed or mash-up version. I honestly, not offensively, think she cannot sing as well as other artists, especially Ariana Grande – man that girl can sing!

Alright, so enough with the negativity. I honestly don’t want to be negative, I just think the pretty Katy needs to give up. So let’s get positive and talk about my favorite girly of the night Ariana Grande! I just love her so much! She’s so super cute, classy, and polished. She’s got an adorable shy quality that I can relate to more than I can relate to Katy’s fake conversion of her negativity to positivity. Mainly because I just don’t like Katie’s style in general, and plus I can see straight through her and see that poor girl needs some help. But here’s some pics of the young, and beautifully talented Ariana Grande. I especially liked how Brooklyn High School was able to watch her performance for free on the red carpet, and she gave a very young girl free tickets. She’s just so super sweet!

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I love her so much I am sure I will do more posts on her. Below are these pictures from her wearing a darling little floral dress with her overly sweet facial expressions.

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Lady Gaga did a pretty decent performance, in my opinion shes’ on her way out. She’s had a very good career, and is considered a Madonna like artist, but it’s all really old, already been done before. Yet she did look absolutely fantabulous in her thong on stage! Work it GAGA.

Being a visual communicator, I understand that people like to see something new, fresh, and never done before. Gaga is a talented and she won’t go anywhere for while. But for her appearance at award shows and what not, I believe her over the top controversial days have been recored in history and are done. Although, it is apart of who she is, she may continue to play that role as an simply to entertain.

So, speaking of something new and fresh let’s go onto Miley, Miley, Miley. Miss Cyrus did an extraordinarily entertaining job.

She was hysterical, she had fun, having no shame in her game. Although, she’s so young and she was just winging it.

That’s what the people like to see, or at least talk about. Someone who isn’t afraid to be themselves. If people are talking about it, why not be about it? For the most part, well at least if you are a young pop star like Miley. She was introduced by some unknown girl, well unknown to me,  who acted like her, faking an accent and all, while sticking her tongue out. As she introduced the young pop star, the music started playing as Miley crept out of a huge “Ted” like Teddy bear. She took the stage in a crazy manner, sticking her tongue out, and acting absolutely obscene with teddy bear stage props. Yes Teddy bears! Everywhere! On the stage dancing, and they all seemed to have a drag, sort of depressed or intoxicated look. It was great. It was definitely something that has not been done before. Miley was rocking  her gluten-free diet body, in a furry leotard, and a PVC skin colored two piece.  She twerked and twerked hard as she performed her single, “We Can’t Stop.” She twerked even harder once performing alongside Robin Thicke who singing, the 2013 summer song “Blurred Lines,” the girl was twerking like she copyrighted the move. Not to mention tease Robin Thicke with a foam finger! Later reports state that Robin Thicke was disappointed and taken by surprise as he was uncomfortable being danced upon by the young pop star. Well, looks like Miley knows whats she’s doing. 

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Move over Lady Gaga, this was your chance to come back into the spotlight after some time on hiatus, but looks like the new Queen of Obscene is now the once Disney Princess, Hannah Montana character, Miss Miley Cyrus. One of the most rememberable things about her performance is  is  how uninterested other celebrities looked in the audience.  So, congratulations Miley, you are awesome, you did it for your fans, for yourself, and not for your peer performing artists, or for anyone who doesn’t support you. Check out some of the funny headlines on the web post performance. Headlines also used as sources.

  1. Miley Cyrus Promises ‘Crazier’ VMA Moment Than Britney-Madonna Kiss‘It’s going be even crazier than the kiss,’ Miley says of her set at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards
  2. Gaga Who? Miley Cyrus Snatches Crown for Queen of Obscene at VMAs
  3. The 15 Weirdest And Craziest Moments From Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance
  4. Miley Cyrus VMA Performance Of ‘We Can’t Stop’ Hits MTV; Network Censors ‘Molly’ Lyric (VIDEO)

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