The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards took place last night and were largely criticised for being “boring”. However, there were some highlights of the night that were worth recapping. Including the red carpet, the awards, and the performances.
Firstly, Nicki Minaj’s medley made headlines on the night when she appeared to have a severe wardrobe malfunction.
She performed Bang Bang with Ariana Grande and Jessie J and Nicki appeared to grasp her dress oddly throughout. Suggesting it ripped.
After a lightning-fast costume change between “Anaconda” and “Bang Bang” during the opening number of the VMAs, Nicki Minaj walked back onstage — but something was amiss. The rapstress was clutching her little black dress closed in the middle across her chest.
She maintained composure — and her iron grip on her clothes — throughout the end of the number, daintily prancing while her fellow singers Jessie J and Ariana Grande danced with the vigor of performers whose clothing was not about to pop off. [via Time]
Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction at the MTV VMAs
Here’s what Nicki’s little black dress was supposed to look like, as seen in the VMAs press room.
MTV Video Music Awards red carpet highlights
On the red carpet there were a few standouts.
Most notably Katy Perry and rapper Riff Raff, with whom she’s done a remix of This is How We Do. They wore versions of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s his-and-hers denim-on-denim that mostly just confused the tween viewers on Twitter who hadn’t been born yet, in 2001, when the original red carpet moment happened.
And Kim Kardashian wore… this.
MTV Video Music Awards ceremony highlights
Also, the Kardashians and the Jenners were criticised for apparently texting through the VMAs’ tribute to Ferguson.
Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner all appeared to be more interested in their cell phones and having a conversation with each other than Ferguson.
MTV Video Music Awards performance highlights
Lastly, the performances. Nicki started by performing her hit single, Anaconda. Which just broke Miley’s record for most viewed YouTube video. Nicki, Jessie J and Ariana performed Bang Bang, the music video for which was released on the same night. Taylor Swift performed Shake it Off, the raw vocals for which leaked right after. Also, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora performed Iggy’s hit, Black Widow.
And this moment happened between Nicki’s butt and Usher’s shoulder…
Beyonce won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Immediately before which she performed her entire self-titled album, Beyonce, in a 16-minute medley to which Blue Ivy Carter could be seen singing and dancing throughout.
Especially with these little hand flourishes to Flawless.
At the close of the performance, Jay Z and Blue took to the stage to present Beyonce’s Vanguard award.
Blue could be heard saying “Go, mommy!”