When it comes to the VMA’s we can always be sure of a controversial moment or two – Madonna kissing Britney and Christina, Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus twerking on Robin Thicke….the list goes on – but this year the awards show was a whole lot tamer. It was all about the performances this year, particularly by the women in the industry. Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J opened the show proving why they deserve to be on that stage, even if Nicki almost showed off a little bit more than she wanted to. Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Usher and 5 Seconds Of Summer also gave some stellar performances but no one could outshine Beyoncé.
Queen Bey took to the stage to perform a medley of her latest self-titled visual album. Beginning with ‘Mine’ the singer went on to take us through ‘Blow,’ ‘Haunted,’ ‘Jealous,’ ‘Drunk In Love’ and ‘Blue’ before dedicating ‘XO’ to all of her fans. It was a truly awe inspiring performance as Beyoncé shone on stage in a beautiful Tom Ford playsuit belting out her latest hits and showing off with some impressive choreography. You couldn’t help but just stare in amazement at how effortlessly flawless she is. If her performance wasn’t enough, Bey was honoured with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award which was presented to her by her husband Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy. It was such a sweet moment that would warm even the coldest of hearts and clearly put an end to all those ridiculous split rumours.
Aside from the performances, the awards themselves didn’t harbour any surprises. Video of the Year went to Miley Cyrus for ‘Wrecking Ball.’ Best Male Video was given to our very own Ed Sheeran for ‘Sing’ while Katy Perry took home the Best Female Video for ‘Dark Horse.’ As for the fashion, well everyone was talking about Kim Kardashian West’s cleavage which left nothing to the imagination while Amber Rose showed up in an oversized chain and Katy Perry paid homage to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s infamous denim look as she donned a denim dress while her date Riff Raff also took on the double denim trend.
Overall, this year’s VMA’s was a pretty tame affair, no controversy but plenty of stellar performances. If we had to choose this year’s most memorable moment it definitely goes to Queen Bey and her inspirational, iconic, show stopping performance. Watch the full show below.