The VMAs 2015 were jam-packed with celebrity appearances and killer performances. Miley Cyrus hosted the night’s festivities and put on one revealing outfit after another, and was joined by some stellar award winners.
Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift kicked off the VMAs with a killer female-empowered performance where they ended any rumors of VMA-based beef between the two.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit the streets of L.A. where they performed their new song “Downtown”. The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, and Demi Lovato also hit the stage putting on some memorable performances that also featured Iggy Azalea.
Justin’s performance moved him so much that he broke down in tears following his heartfelt performance. This was Justin’s first time performing at the VMAs in 5 years, so that’s possibly what made the Biebs pop.
There was a brief awkward moment between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus after Nicki took the stage to accept her award for Best Hip Hop Video where she took some time to call Miley out over her recent comments in an interview where she addressed Nicki being mad over her nominations.
However Miley didn’t seem to take too lightly to being called out by Nicki and returned the shade with even more shade live on stage.
Kanye West accepted his Video Vanguard Award where he gave a heartfelt speech aimed at addressing the media’s portrayal of him over the years and announcing his run for President in 2020.
See the full list of winners below.
Best Rock Video: Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman”
Best Pop Video: Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Best Male Video: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Best Female Video: Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Best Video With a Social Message: Big Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend, “One Man Can Change the World”
Song of the Summer: 5 Seconds of Summer, “She’s Kinda Hot”
Best Collaboration: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Best Direction: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright” (Colin Tilley & the Little Homies)
Best Choreography: OK Go, “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Best Cinematography: Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)
Best Art Direction: Snoop Dogg, “So Many Pros” (François Rousselet, Jason Fijal)
Best Editing: Beyoncé, “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Best Visual Effects: Skrillex and Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now” (Brewer, Gloria FX, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Artist to Watch: Fetty Wap
Video of the Year: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Miley Cyrus shut down the VMAs with a killer performance of her new single “Dooo It” and a surprising announcement of her free album “Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Pets” which is available free online.
Miley did an okay job with hosting but we really wish MTV would get back to hiring funny comedians to host award shows.