Hosted at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, The MTV video music awards staged last Sunday 14th have been the talk of the last few days seeing stars such as Madonna opening the annual event with a moving speech dedicated to the late King of Pop Michael Jackson followed by a dance tribute featuring Michael’s sister Janet Jackson. Other stars to perform included singers Beyonce Knowles and Katy Perry, rock band Green Day with rapper Jay Z closing the show. Lady Gaga and Beyonce stole the show with the most awards, with Beyonce taking home ‘best video of the year’ and ‘best choreography’ among others and Gaga taking ‘best new artist’ and ‘best art direction’ for her single Paparazzi. Other artists to win included US rapper Eminem for ‘best hip hop video’ and Green Day for ‘best rock video’.
The stars were out to impress, wowing the press in their most stylish ensembles most notably Lady Gaga never failing to amaze making an impressive 5 outfit changes during the show. An extravagant white shimmering mini dress and lace Victorian-like headpiece won the shock factor for us here at Mpdclick while other outfits included a moulded shell like all-in-one as well as an Edwardian-esque black lace dress complete with corset, feather and bejewelled neck piece, half face mask and velvet hat. Other notable style credentials are awarded to Beyonce Knowles sporting a striking red ruffled mini dress by Roberto Cavalli, and country singer Taylor Swift in sleek Kaufman Franco jewel encrusted one shouldered number.
The talk of the show however has been dominated by rapper Kanye West’s controversial overhaul of 19year old country singer Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for best female video. West took the microphone and began expressing his views on how singer Beyonce Knowles should have won the award. Leaving the stage to a roar of boo’s, West has since been slammed for his outlandish behaviour by critics and peers alike, although this is not the first time he has expressed his disruptive views at awards ceremonies.
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Pictured from top to bottom: Lady Gaga, Beyonce Knowles, Taylor Swift, Green Day.