Now enjoy snaps taken backstage at the MTV Video music Awards 2015 at LA’s Microsoft Theatre! There, the likes of Britney Spears & Bruno Mars rubbed shoulders with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian, Rita Ora, Miley Cyrus, NE-YO and Kanye West.
Justin Bieber seizes on the cinematic in the visual for new single ‘What Do You Mean?’
The dance-floor jam serves as the 21-year-old’s comeback bid following a number of public missteps. It also sees the former teen star aim to rebrand as a more mature young male artist – a point this Brad Furman directed clip (with its raunch and raciness) makes no secret or apologies about.
Hip-Hop titan Kanye West is the latest name to receive MTV‘s coveted ‘Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.’
The rapper was ironically presented with the honor by Taylor Swift – the star whose name he arguably blasted into the stratosphere when interrupting her winning speech in 2009.
Unlike previous winners Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, Yeezy did not perform at the event – which took place at the Microsoft Theater. Instead, in true “Kanye” fashion, he gave a spirited 13 minute speech.
In an interview with ‘The New York Times’ Pop purveyor Miley Cyrus used her position as the host of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards to accuse the rapper Nicki Minaj of being an unkind and irrational person.
Why? Last month saw Minaj take to social media to lambast the media for it’s supposed problem with “spicy” music videos when led by fuller figured women of colour.
The stars shine for one of popular music’s biggest calendar nights – the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards!
Airing live tonight from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, check below as some of the industry’s biggest stars arrive on the red carpet. See and sound off on the fashion hits and misses, then tell us who you are most interested in seeing…
Yesterday marked what would have been the 57th birthday of the legendary Michael Jackson. And, with Kanye West getting ready to receive the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards, we thought it apt to dedicate this week’s From The Vault to the one and only King Of Pop.
Today’s pick is the love song and its star-studded video ‘Liberian Girl.’
The ninth and final release from the record-breaking, genre-defining, game-changing blockbuster ‘Bad’ LP, it was only released in Europe and Australia in 1989 where it was a moderate hit peaking at #1 in Ireland, #13 in the UK and #50 in Australia.
Written by MJ and produced by musical genius Quincy Jones with additional production from Mike himself, the song features a Swahili intro by South African singer Letta Mbulu. Back in ’87 when the ‘Bad’ album was unleashed, there had been much speculation concerning who Jackson was referring to… he has never disclosed who the recipient of this serenade was.
Way before Taylor Swift surprised the world with ‘Bad Blood’ and its cameo-heavy visual, the Jim Yukich-directed video for ‘Girl’ housed a plethora of A-listers (most of who remain household names today) waiting for the King to show up to shoot the visual for that very song. The big reveal? He was there all along documenting their every single move and capturing the conversation that occurred throughout the night.
A simple, yet clever concept.
Six years removed from his passing, it’s still difficult to digest that “Michael Jackson” is no longer with us. His unparalleled creativity and constant appetite for raising the bar are just a few of the reasons why – even in the afterlife – he remains untouchable. Invincible, if you will.
MJ, we love you, we miss you and once again, we say THANK YOU!