So, last night were the VMAs and like many kind folk, I was ready to (hopefully) enjoy an evening of entertainment and fun. I had recently got home from “running” a 5k and after showering and decompressing, I laid on my bed, dark chocolate Magnum ice cream bar in hand, and turned to MTv. Little did I know what lay ahead on the 2013 VMAs.
Like any red blooded American woman-of-a-certain-age, I was very much looking forward to the rumored NSYNC performance/reunion. Robin Thicke was performing, Lady Gaga was going to be doing stuff, and Katy Perry was slated to continue to force her music down our throats-this time from under a bridge! I hadn’t realized that Miley Cyrus was going
to sing to twerk at the show. Had I known this, I would have adverted my eyes and found an eyelash that needed to be plucked. ANYTHING would have been better than sitting through THAT. Why Robin Thicke? Whyyyyy?
I believe the whole world had this collective reaction:
more enjoyable, less traumatizing other news, Justin Timberlake got the Video Vanguard award. I mean, it was cool and all to see him perform like 20 songs for half an hour (wish I had known that was going to happen before I paid $125 for his Legends of Summer tour, but whatever). However, the dude is only like 32 years old. He’s got another album coming out in a month. Shouldn’t awards like this be given at the end of one’s career and not during? But, hey, it got NSYNC back together, for albeit 5 minutes. IT. WAS. WORTH. IT.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis preached about equality and got J-Hud to join in and shut it down. And oh yea, Kanye danced in front of a screen and Drake did some things. Performances aside, VMA fashion is always a topic trending the next day. I mean, no one wore a meat dress this year. And Lil Kim “contained” her assets this time around, but there were still some distinctive outfits.
2013 VMAs Best Dressed:
Alright kiddies, that’s all I got. Till next time.