Posted in music on August 26, 2013

Grimes and 2 Chainz
Grimes and 2 Chainz

Taylor Swift realizing *NSYNC appeared on stage
Taylor Swift

From many points in Brooklyn, one could look up and see the lit up blimp in the air hovering over the Barclays Center yesterday (8/25). It was where the overhead shots were being filmed during the pre-show which included the big crowds outside around the Brooklyn streets that MTV got closed down to create the red carpet for the VMAs....

A red carpet, set up on Dean Street near Flatbush Avenue, was completely invisible to many non-ticketed fans and the general public who were mainly cordoned in a pen at the Best Buy on Atlantic Avenue between Fort Greene Place and Sixth Avenue.

Another penned area, at Sixth Avenue and Bergen Street, gave a small group of fans a distant peek at the carpet, but it was still a full city block away.

"Obviously they can't let everyone in for security reasons, but we can't see anything at all," said Donna Hall, 28, who came from Queens. "I've been out here with my friends since 3 p.m. and we've been trying to find the best vantage point possible, but we settled here because at least we could see a glimpse of the red carpet. [DNA Info]

Meanwhile, during the ceremony, we got performances from Kanye West (playing "Blood on the Leaves," not "Black Skinhead"), Justin Timberlake (on-stage *NSYNC reunion included), Drake, Kendrick Lamar (joining Robin Thicke, who, um, palled around with Miley Cyrus on stage), Lady Gaga (playing her new EDM-inspired single), and more.

Daft Punk didn't perform, but they did walk the red carpet and sit in the audience in their masks which they also wore to present 'Best Female Music Video' with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. They also debuted part of the video for "Lose Yourself to Dance."

Vampire Weekend, who are headlining the Barclays Center in September, presented an award to One Direction.

Jay-Z and Beyonce were strangely nowhere to be found.

Eminem also pulled a Jay Z and announced his new album, MMLP2 (the sequel to 2000's Marshall Mathers LP), in a commercial that aired during the VMAs. The album was executive produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin, and it's due out November 5. Meanwhile, the single, "Berserk," will drop this Tuesday (8/27).

And before it all began, Grimes co-hosted the Red Carpet Report. Who wore it better, Grimes or 2 Chainz?

If you watched, what did you think? Should Miley Cyrus stop being so trashy? Should Robin Thicke stop being so creepy? Should Kanye stop being so serious? Does Justin Timberlake have really long arms? Does anyone really care that *NSYNC showed up (for a minute and a half)? If you didn't watch, or need a refresher, some videos from the night are below...

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Justin Timberlake w/ *NSYNC

Justin Timberlake

Kanye West - "Blood On The Leaves"

Drake

Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, and Miley Cyrus joining Robin Thicke

Vampire Weekend presenting award to One Direction

Daft Punk - "Lose Yourself to Dance" video clip

Grimes and 2 Chainz on Red Carpet Report

Lady Gaga - "Applause"

Eminem announcing MMLP2

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Comments (60)

this must be what hell is like

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 10:25 AM

It's rather amazing that MTV is still around.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 10:28 AM

Lady Gaga is the absolute worst.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 10:35 AM

Grimes is hawt!

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:01 AM

Seriously though, that Miley act is kind of fucked up. I guess I'm just out of touch with what's permissible on TV these days.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:05 AM

I assume this is the thread where everyone gets to pat themselves on the back for having "great taste" and not giving a shit about the VMA's?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:06 AM

What is a music video?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:08 AM

MehTV?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:12 AM

^ yes 11:06, yes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:15 AM

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:17 AM

I feel sick

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:20 AM

This is Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:26 AM

That Thicke guy is a creepy motherfucker

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:28 AM

Why the FUCK is BV covering this bullshit?

NSYNC...BARF.

Eminem is announcing a new record...ZZZZZZ. Not Afraid was the only good song off his last album. What's he gonna rap about this time?

I don't get all these rich rappers. I say make your millions then turn at least half of it into the next generation of rappers. Alot of people hate on Insane Clown Posse but at least they give back and support unknown artists. Time Eminem gives back and realizes 1998 and even 2002 when 8 Mile came out is long gone. Even Jay Z does that to a certain degree. Adapt.

Posted by D | August 26, 2013 11:35 AM

Miley Cyrus is HOT.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:43 AM

Gaga was lip syncing

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:58 AM

Did 11:35 compliment Insane Clown Posse?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:14 PM

Opening of Barclays is watershed moment for da end of the borough. This only seals the deal.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:21 PM

@ 11:36:
Didn't Eminem sign 50 Cent to Shady/Aftermath Records back in the early 2000's?

Also, when I think of ICP this wonderful song comes to mind...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:29 PM

how do you award a music video in 2013...this is a serious question.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:35 PM

Brooklyn was over long before this. Iowa hipsters are now invading Newark.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:39 PM

This is one of the signs of the apocalypse right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:54 PM

VMAS turned their back on hardcore punk.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 1:05 PM

VMAs were actually somewhat relevant in the 90s. That coincided with MTVs role as tastemaker. Now that MTV no longer has influence on people's musical tastes, the VMAs are fodder for Tweens.
As for Ds comment above about rappers making their millions and then leaving the game to newer talent... Why should they? Rock acts don't do that. Any musical artist should do whatever the fuck they want. As long as people still want to listen, who gives a shit?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 1:16 PM

Were any instruments played?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 1:48 PM

^Skin flute!

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 1:58 PM

I love, love, love Grimes!

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 2:01 PM

I HAVE A DICK

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 2:29 PM

Why does anyone want to live in Brooklyn? Overpriced, full of douchebag trust fund kids. Boring.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 3:03 PM

303 is from Nebraska.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 3:15 PM

3:03 is from New Mexico.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 3:49 PM

3:49 is 3:03

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 3:52 PM

3:52 has multiple cans of chickpeas in his cupboard

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 4:01 PM

3:49 has multiple containers of hummus in his fridge, and multiple bags of pita chips.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 4:14 PM

Anyone been getting hickups from supremely spicy hummus lately?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 4:14 PM

I was not There. But if I was Was. I would have Pooped on Mileys Teddy Bear Cyclops and threw her in a pool of rapper kum.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 4:35 PM

fuck you lady gag

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 4:38 PM

Eminem didn't sign anyone, never did and never will.

Eminem is all about himself, nothing more.

Proof is back in the day he literally handed out a flier for his record release show (or some show he was doing) to one of the ICP guys which said ICP MIGHT appear without even asking ICP, using their name to get x amount of people to his shit.

Yeah, I complimented ICP cuz ICP worked for what they got unlike Eminem who knew the right people.

Posted by D | August 26, 2013 4:42 PM

Brooklyn is over.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 5:22 PM

Newark is beginning.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 6:11 PM

Miley Cyrus acts like a lot of young women would if their first taste of adult freedom was backed by millions of dollars.

Posted by dyessdave | August 26, 2013 6:36 PM

Miley Cyrus definitely takes a lot of dick up the ass, and probably gives good head. That was my review of her stage performance.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 7:03 PM

1:05 best coment

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 7:27 PM

7:27 posted the comment at 1:05

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 7:34 PM

D, but.... ICP is awful. Like comically awful. And you're a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 10:41 PM

7:34 turned their back on hardcore punk. #$ellout

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 10:52 PM

I turned my back on hardcore punk cause it wasn't the shit from the 1980s.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:06 PM

Not enough ass on Miley to take dick. Pelvis be hurting after a few pumps with that boney hank ass

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 12:24 AM

She doesn't have enough of an ass, but still takes dick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 12:51 AM

I am horrified.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 9:03 AM

Grimes!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 9:18 AM

i like Grime's pale skin.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 9:37 AM

^god bless that little girl

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2013 9:58 AM

That's a Moskvich. (I hope, I wrote it more or less correctly.)

Posted by Bailey | December 17, 2013 11:52 AM

Kanye started losing it once he started dating Kim Bitchanian , i feel sorry for you man ! sincerely "an X fan"

Posted by Thomas | January 31, 2014 4:14 AM

first picture is quite a pretty girl

Posted by chris | February 11, 2014 7:45 PM

Them 1,2,3,4 lyrics are killer. It would have been amazing if they could have made it to 6.

Posted by Jesse | May 10, 2014 9:05 AM

My point is, discriminating between nationalities, for good reasons or bad is wrong. We are all people, some are arseholes, some are not. End racism!

Posted by Maci | May 26, 2014 11:50 AM

to pat themselves on the back for having "great taste"

Posted by imoveis sp | July 28, 2014 11:33 PM

Who made you the guards-keeper of what's good and what's bad music? Point is: Rap and Rock were intended to be separate genres. But the idea to combine the two was conceived way before Beastie Boys and will continue after Eminem. So let people like what they wanna like and stop being a prick. It's clear that you belong in the minority opinion with this one. So deal with it. U didn't help produce "No Sleep Til Brooklyn". So stop scting like you know whats best for music.

Posted by Sotirop | October 15, 2014 5:12 AM

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