Last night, MTV's annual Video Music Awards went down in no other than Brooklyn, New York at the new Barclays Center. With a theme based around the history and culture of the infamous borough, this award show was definitely something to see.
The show kicked off immediately with a performance by Lady Gaga. At this point no one is surprised by here unusual outfits, which she switched seamlessly throughout her performance of "Applause".
After a commercial break that showed a teaser for Eminem's new album "Marshall Mathers LP 2", a performance of "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cryus came. This is when things got pretty weird. The performance was filled with teddy bears, pig-tails, and ... twerking? It didn't stop there. Robin Thicke then joined the stage to perform his summer hit "Blurred Lines". Thats when things got real uncofortable, as a half-clothed Miley grinded up on Thicke as he performed his provocative single. Luckily, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar saved the performance as they did their verses from Robin Thicke's new single "Give It 2 U", which is sure to be another hit for Thicke.
Kevin Hart came out to hype up the crowd, by cracking jokes on the performance everyone had just witnessed, as well as clamor on about Lady Gaga's ass.
Then the self-proclaimed god, Kanye West, came out to perform "Blood On The Leaves", a stand-out track from his latest release "Yeezus". The performance was kept simple as Kanye auto-tune-rapped his lyrics in the shadowous light set up on him, with just a backdrop of some blood-covered flowers behind him.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won another award last night for their track "Same Love", which was awarded for its Social Message on gay rights.
The highlight of the whole award show happened when the "President of Pop", Justin Timberlake, came out for a twenty minute live performance of his hit songs, dating all the way back to the beginning of his career. From "Sexy Back" to "Cry Me A River" to "Rock Your Body", and even "Bye Bye Bye" from his NSYNC days. At this point, the rest of the N'SYNC crew came out to perform with him in what was a highly well received reunion. You could feel the energy of the Barclays Center through the television screen during the performance. It was topped off by JT reveiving the coveted Michael Jackson Video Van Guard Award.
Drake had a performance at the VMA's where he sang his newest single "Hold On, We're Going Home", and his summer banger "Started From the Bottom".
Jstin Timberlake got another moon man as he won the Video of the Year Award for "Mirrors".
Katy Perry packed the last punch of the award show with her finale performance. In a boxing ring under the Brooklyn Bridge, she performed "Roar" to close out the show.
And there you have it folks!