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MTV Video Music Awards Recap

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This year, the MTV Video Music Awards found its way back to New York City, but instead of using Radio City Music Hall as its classic venue, the show took place at Madison Square Garden for the first time. In recent years, the VMAs has not had a traditional host and this year was no different. Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were in character as social media mavens (because if you know anything at all, you know the best place to watch an award show is on Twitter) but none of their antics, most of which were impossible to follow, seemed to connect with the audience. Other stand-in hosts included MTV’s own Nicole Byer from Girl Code, comedian Jay Pharoah with his great impressions throughout the show, and lastly DJ Khaled, who kept the energy going with his signature catchphrases.

Rihanna was this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award and she did something different then all the recipients before her and treated us to four different themed performances throughout the show, each showcasing a different style of music she has perfected. She opened the show with a medley of her hits from her pop era. Dressed in light pink from head to toe, she sang “Only Girl In The World,” “We Found Love,” and “Where Have You Been.” Her second performance of the night was a tribute to her culture and homeland in which she brought a traditional Caribbean bashment party to the stage performing all her reggae influenced hits such as, “Rude Boy,” “What’s My Name,” and her recent hit “Work.” Later in the show, she performed her more mellow party records “Pour It Up,” “B*tch Better Have My Money,” and her latest single from ANTI, “Needed Me.” She ended things off with her crowd favorite ballads, “Stay,” a slowed down version of “Diamonds,” and her next single “Love on The Brain,” fully taking in the opportunity to show how much her vocals have grown since she was first introduced to us in 2005. To end things off with a bang, Drake presented Rihanna with her award, giving a speech that sounded more like a love letter. He expressed, “I’ve loved Rihanna since I was 22 years old.” He also so spoke on what makes Rihanna a great artist: “She succeeds by doing something that no one in this industry does by just being herself.” After a sweet embrace between the two, Rihanna expressed her excitement by showing love to her country of Barbados, her friends, family, and fans and her disbelief that at only 28 years old she is lucky enough to accept such an award.

Now as we all know, MTV always keeps us on our toes with surprise antics and this year it came in the form of Kanye West taking to the stage to talk about whatever it is he wanted. He walked out to his song “Famous” which contains the infamous line that has reignited the Kanye vs. Taylor Swift beef and stood as the crowd chanted “Yeezy.” Highlights from his six and a half minute “speech” include saying “I see you Amber,” to his famous ex girlfriend Amber Rose, expressing his hope to win video of the year but it being okay if he lost to Beyoncé, shouting out his wife Kim Kardashian West, and finally debuting his new video for his song “Fade.” The video is a performance piece starring singer Teyana Taylor in what could almost be a tribute to Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. In true Kanye fashion, he has to leave us somewhat bewildered as the video ends with Taylor becoming a cat woman, with her fiancé Iman Shumpert of the championship winning NBA team the Cleveland Cavaliers and their 8-month old daughter “Junie” surrounded by sheep.
In addition to winning eight of the 11 Video Music Awards she was nominated for, and passing Madonna for acquiring the most VMAs ever, Beyoncé completely turned the stage into her own personal concert with a full on recreation of her visual album Lemonade. She eased us in starting with her song “Pray You Catch Me” and followed up with “Hold Up” carrying her signature baseball bat from the video and smacking the camera to the floor. She continued with “Sorry” and “Don’t Hurt Yourself” throwing on a fur coat and aggressively performing as flames and sparks surrounded her. She closed her performance with “Formation” filling the stage with an army of female dancers and ending in the formation of the symbol for woman.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)


Britney Spears also returned to the VMA stage to perform her new single “Make Me” featuring G- Eazy. This performance was her first performance on MTV in almost 10 years since the cringeworthy performance of “Gimme More” at the VMAs in 2007. Other performers included Nick Jonas who performed his new song “Bacon” with Ty Dolla $ign and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj who gave a lackluster performance of “Side to Side” off Grande’s album Dangerous Woman.  Newbies to the VMA stage, The Chainsmokers and Halsey performed their number one hit “Closer” and rapper Future gave an excellent performance of his hit song “F*ck Up Some Commas.”

Seemingly missing from the VMA stage this year was any form of Rock or Alternative music. It seemed to be a show for only the “who’s who” in pop culture right now. Also many of the awards were not given out on camera. Those lucky enough to take the stage to give speeches were DNCE for Best New Artist, Fifth Harmony for Best Collaboration, and Beyonce for Video of the Year and Best Female Video.  Drake also won for best hip-hop video but missed his chance at an acceptance speech because he was “stuck in traffic.”
Our U.S. Olympians Michael Phelps and “Final Five” gymnasts Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman (minus Gabby Douglas, who was absent due to an injury) were lucky enough to take the stage and introduce some of the musicians for the night. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was also there in spirit as Jimmy Fallon impersonated him in a platinum blonde wig while singing Justin Biebers “Sorry.”
All in all, the VMAs did not disappoint. What they lacked in variety and a host they made up for in electrifying performances and a who’s who of celebrity presenters. For a complete list of VMA winners, and video clips head over to MTV.
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MTV Video Music Awards Recap: Featured image courtesy of MTV

How to Get FKA twigs’ VMAs Hair

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While there were a ton of gorgeous women on yesterday’s VMAs red carpet, it was the beautiful British singer/songwriter FKA twigs who really caught our eye. For music’s special night, she changed up her signature braids and vampy lip for a curly bob. “As soon as I saw the beautiful Versace Couture gown, I thought full, curly hair with an undone texture would be perfect,” said TONI&GUY Celebrity Stylist Christian Wood, who is responsible for this beautiful look. Below, he gives us some tips on achieving this gorgeous look.
What You Need:

  •       TONI&GUY Classic Shine Gloss Serum
  •       TONI&GUY Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo
  •       TONI&GUY Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray

How To:

  1. Apply TONI&GUY Classic Shine Gloss Serum to wet hair and diffuse dry to enhance the natural curl
  2. Next, use a small curling iron on the entire head and leave to cool for 10 minutes
  3. Then, start at the nape of the neck and use a tail comb to brush out the curl and back comb at the root to create volume and texture.
  4. Next, spray the entire head with TONI&GUY Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo and twist small sections of hair. Using a comb, gently back comb to create a matte rough texture at the root.
  5. Finish by tipping the head upside down and spraying withTONI&GUY Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray

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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
How to Get FKA twigs’ VMAs Hair: Tutorial courtesy of TONI&GUY and Christian Wood, featured image courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty

VMAs 2015 Winners

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The 2015 Video Music Awards, hosted by Miley Cyrus, did not disappoint. Between Miley’s many bizarre costume changes and Kanye putting in his bid for President 2020, there was lots to talk about on social media.
Highlights from the night include Nicki Minaj opening the show, then being joined by Taylor Swift to sing “Bad Blood” together on stage (drama: squashed!); Justin Bieber crying after an emotional performance; Kanye West being honored with the Video Vanguard Award and giving one heck of a winding speech; Taylor Swift winning Video of the Year for the star-studded “Bad Blood”; and Miley Cyrus performing with over 30 drag queens and dropping a surprise album for free.
Other standout moments included performances by Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly, Demi Lovato, The Weeknd, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Pharrell, and ASAP Rocky with Twenty One Pilots.
Below, we spotlight the winners in case you missed it!

VMAs 2015 WINNERS

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” – WINNER
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
BEST MALE VIDEO
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” – WINNER
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”
Nick Jonas – “Chains”
BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” – WINNER
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” – WINNER
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Big Sean ft. E-40 – “I Don’t F–k With You”
BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” – WINNER
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”
BEST ROCK VIDEO
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman” – WINNER
Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”
Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”
ARTIST TO WATCH
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen” – WINNER
Vance Joy – “Riptide”
George Ezra – “Budapest”
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”
SONG OF THE SUMMER
5 Seconds of Summer – “She’s Kinda Hot” – #ShesKindaHotVMA – WINNER
Fifth Harmony – “Worth It” – #WorthItVMA
Major Lazer – “Lean On” – #LeanOnVMA
OMI – “Cheerleader” – #CheerleaderVMA
Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood” – #BadBloodVMA
David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj – “Hey Mama” – #HeyMamaVMA
Fetty Wap – “My Way” – #MyWayVMA
Jack U ft. Justin Bieber – “Where Are U Now” – #WhereAreUNowVMA
Silento – “Watch Me” – #WatchMeVMA
Demi Lovato – “Cool For the Summer” – #CoolForTheSummerVMA
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” – #CantFeelMyFaceVMA
Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky – “Good For You” – #GoodForYouVMA
VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”
Colbie Caillat – “Try”
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World” – WINNER
Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
Wale – “The White Shoes”
For the full list of winners, visit MTV.com.
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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
Featured image courtesy of Kevin Mazur/WireImage

VMAs 2015 Red Carpet Looks

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Second only to the Grammys, the MTV Video Music Awards is music’s biggest night—so of course the red carpet is going to be killer! From Miley Cyrus’s nearly nonexistent silver… straps, to the entire glamorous “Bad Blood” squad, there was much that wow’d us. See below for some head-turning looks—both good and bad (you be the judge).

NickiVMAs

Nicki Minaj © Jason Merritt/Getty


CiaraVMAs

Ciara © Kevin Mazur/WireImage


MarthaVMAs

Martha Hunt wearing Georges Chakra © Getty Images


CaraVMAs

Cara Delevingne wearing Saint Laurent © Getty Images


VanessaVMAs

Vanessa Hudgens © Larry Busacca/Getty Images


LauraVMAs

Laura Marano wearing Victoria Beckham © Jason Merritt/Getty Images


AmandaVMAs

Amanda Steele © Larry Busacca/Getty Images


SelenaVMAs

Selena Gomez © Jason Merritt/Getty


ChrissyVMAs

Chrissy Teigen © Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


DemiVMAs

Demi Lovato © Jason Merritt/Getty


TaylorVMAs

Taylor Swift wearing Ashish © Jason Merritt/Getty Images


MileyVMAs

Miley Cyrus © Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
Featured image of Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Serayah, Mariska Hargitay, Lily Aldridge & Karlie Kloss courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Paula Patton And Robin Thicke Call It Quits

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Silver screen diva Paula Patton, and musical heart throb Robin Thicke seemed to be the perfect couple on the surface. They met when Patton was only 14, and the celebrity pair have been married since 2005. But a ton of cheating rumors have plagued the couple since Thicke’s risque VMA performance with Miley Cyrus, which some viewed as disrespectful to Patton. To make matters even worse, after the show Thicke was photographed with his arms wrapped around a beautiful blonde. In the image, a mirror showed Thicke’s hand firmly grabbing the women’s butt. The woman Lana Scolaro claimed that she and Thicke had hooked up.
Nasty rumors of Thicke’s infidelity continued to surface, and I guess Ms. Paula Patton just couldn’t take it anymore, but can you blame her? Thicke and Patton announced their split on Monday, telling the press that the breakup was mutual.
“We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.” (Fox News)
So Paula Patton and Robin Thicke call it quits, let’s hope their separation doesn’t effect their 3 year old son Julian Fuego too much. Best of luck to the both of you!
(Featured Image courtesy of People Magazine)