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Last night there was a TV tug of war between the VMAs and the Democratic National Convention which means you likely missed a few moments from both events while flipping between channels. It’s quite possible you settled with the DNC over the mostly uneventful MTV Video Music Awards, but there were a few moments from the show that you definitely wouldn’t have wanted to miss. Here are the memorable highlights. (And if you missed most of the DNC watching MTV, see the best moments from the convention here.)
Rihanna Get’s Groped
We could probably name a few thousand men who would’ve loved to rub up on Ri Ri on stage, but yesterday that lucky man was A$Ap Rocky. While performing “Cockiness” the rapper got a lil cocky himself and took a nice hearty grab out of Rihanna’s backside before almost slobbing a wet one on her neck. The only thing that was missing from the performance was the camera pan to see Chris Brown and Drake’s reaction.
The MTV VMAs air tonight to celebrate the music videos they hardly ever play and hopefully bring about some yearly controversy. The show promises to be an over the top spectacle just as in years past, with alleged drama to come as MTV has practically been trying to get Chris Brown, Rihanna and Drake to sit next to each other. Never a dull moment with these awards, eh? If you don’t believe me, here are a few water cooler moments that left an impression (good or bad, that’s up to you) on the audience and those at home.
Michael Jackson at the ’95 MTV VMAs
In 1995, the King of Pop opened the show. With backing from Slash, he performed for more than 10-minutes, and pumped out a medley of his greatest hits such as “Billie Jean,” “Dangerous,” “Beat It,” “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” and “Black or White.” Once again, he showed why there was everyone else and why there was just one Michael Jackson by putting on a mini concert. His night continued with wins in Best Dance Video, Best Art Direction and Best Choreography for “Scream,” his duet with sister, Janet.
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Thanks to Time Warner with a little help from Irene I found myself without TV or Internet yesterday. It was cool, I had decided that it was going to be a chill weekend. In fact I had forgotten that MTV’s Video Music Awards were airing this past Sunday. That was until my friend sent me a two word text message. “She’s pregnant.” Of course I didn’t know who he was talking about but I soon learned. Immediately my easy Sunday turned into a flurry of emotion, from my initial surprise to my overly dramatic frustration as I began a frantic search for the footage. (I used the Internet through my phone.) Once I’d watched the video, read the tweets and had a couple of conversations I went to sleep, exhausted from the series of emotions I’d just experienced.
It wasn’t until I woke up this morning that I had to ask myself why was I so affected by this news. I, like many people, have listened to Beyoncé’s and Jay-Z’ music; but I, like most people in this world, do not know Beyoncé or Shawn Carter. People get pregnant everyday, why was I trippin’?
This celebrity obsessed culture we live in was the most obvious culprit. And nothing says celebrity like the one of the wealthiest couples in the world having a wealthy baby. But I quickly realized it was a bit bigger than that. As women we’re always on the mission to achieve or obtain all the “things” we fantasized about as little girls. Of course every woman wants something different but for the vast majority of us, the dream isn’t complete unless it comes with a fulfilling career, a decent man and children…or at least a puppy. Again I don’t know Beyoncé but from the looks of it, it seems like Bey has a check in all those boxes. Of course I’m not under the naive impression that her life is perfect, but if we’re talking about having it all, then Beyoncé is at least a symbol of that.
And while Beyoncé is bearing the child, we can’t forget Jay-Z’s contribution. Plus we can’t help but gush at the smiley moment Jay and Kanye shared in the audience. Here’s Jay-Z, a former drug dealer, turned rapper, turned businessman, turned proud papa. Who could write a better story. We’ve all thought about being with the “bad boy” and from all appearances this is their story. You couldn’t make this stuff up. It’s a bit precious, you must admit.
When we think about having it all, it’s important to note order. Someone tweeted “Beyoncé dated, married and then got pregnant…LADIES #takenotes.” This is not a message from the conservative right wing, but let’s not play like studies and life experiences haven’t proven that raising a baby in a two parent home is the ideal situation. Again, I’m not president of Beyoncé’s fan club and I don’t believe she’s some type of angel. I recognize that her publicity team is no joke, if there were any blemishes on her spotless record, we certainly wouldn’t know about it. But let’s take a minute to celebrate the fact that the world’s sweetheart, a black woman, is setting a stellar example for young women around the world.
50. En Vogue’s appearance on ‘A Different World’
For all the individualistic Internet we use these days, most of us grew up sharing communal moments with our families and friends in front of the television screen. And, when our hotties come over to spend some time, we’re more likely to cuddle in front of the T.V. set with them than in front of the computer (unless of course we’re cruising this site, then it’s totally OK!!!). For these reasons, we’ve decided to dedicate this week to the warm days of T.V. watching, when illegal cable wasn’t so illegal, and everybody wasn’t so anxious to punch silly things into the Blackberry every five seconds! From ‘Good Times’ to programs shown just yesterday, we present to you: our 50 best moments in black television!
(special thanks to Mike, Tee, Jeana, Reggie, Grace, Seun & Ejay)
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Trey Songz is all smiles as he poses with Monica’s son Romelo Montez Hill, 2. Monica and Trey are currently on tour together.
Here are some of the best celebrity shots we’ve seen this week!
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BET has announced that rapper, Kanye West will headline a performance at the BET Awards according to an update posted on the BET website. After a long hiatus’, he is ready to take the awards show stage since his spectacle at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.