August 29, 2016
What we got from the VMAs this year was nothing short of entertaining, and we mean this in the most glamorous, star-studded, jaw dropping way possible. Where do we start? From Beyonce and Blue Ivy’s dramatic mother-daughter red carpet ensemble, or Drake’s sweet confession to Rihanna which has got all of us swooning? The red carpet looks stole the show for sure, leaving us breathless with several looks which must have got heads turning at the event.
Stunning red carpet starlets
Beyonce arrived at the VMAS in a sparkling silver one-piece which accentuated her curves perfectly. She might have taken over the Ice Queen’s throne in this gorgeous floor-length piece with a show-stopping feathery shoulder pad which only Queen B herself can pull off. Blue Ivy looked equally regal in a rose gold tulle dress which we all wished we had owned during our good ol’ princess-crazed days. Ariana Grande made sure that she got our attention as well, with a laced off-shoulder and sleek loose trousers which screams sex appeal. We’re also considering to write a love letter to Nicki Minaj’s skin-tight blue gown which has cutouts in all the right places.
Kanye being Kanye
What do you think you’d get if you put Kanye on a stage. With a mic. And give him 4 whole minutes to do anything he should please. We found out last night that it involved a lot of self-praise (what can we say, this is Kanye we’re talking about here), shade being thrown at Taylor Swift (same old, same old) and an introduction to his new music video for “Fade”, a single from his recent album “Life of Pablo”. “I am Kanye West. And that feels really great to say, especially this year,” said the rapper in his speech, which seemed to span even longer than 4 minutes.
That Drake confession
Drake also took the stage to present his stunning beau, Rihanna, with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. Looking dapper and suave in his tux, Drake proclaimed his love for riri calling her an “iconic being” and saying that “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old.”. We can’t get enough of this power couple, even more so when Drake gave riri a semi-awkward kiss on the cheek while handing her the award.
Music acts of the night
The VMAs wouldn’t really be the VMAs without the stunning music performances. Britney staged a strong comeback with her flawless performance of her latest hits. Despite various claims of Britney “miming” during the performance, the avid Britney supporters in us can’t disagree more! We’re sure the Princess of Pop is back and back for good this time, evidently establishing the beginning of her reign once more with this stellar performance. Rihanna brought her A-game as well, securing that much-deserved standing ovation time and again after her multitude of performances. We’re brought back into the good old days of “Diamonds” and “Stay”, as Rihanna belted out ballads from old and new hits. We were thrilled when riri returned to take the stage each time after we thought she was done showcasing her vocals – there were a total of 3 segments dedicated to riri’s performances.
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