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Most Iconic VMA Moments: Beyoncé Puts Her ‘Love on Top’ and Makes a Huge Announcement

10 Jul

Is Beyonc ‘s 2011 performance of “Love on Top” the greatest VMA performance ever? In anticipation of the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony on August 25, we want you to help us name the most iconic VMA moment ever. We’ve selected five of the most memorable performances; vote for your favorite below. Continue reading after the poll for more Beyonc goodies. Return each day this week for a new feature on each of the performances. You may vote once per day.

Return next week to vote for your favorite VMA fashion moment. Then, the week of August 12, we wil ask you to vote for your favorite VMA scandal. And now… it’s voting time!

Hold Onto Your Baby Bumps While We Recall Beyonc ‘s Epic “Love on Top” Performance

Beyonc is one of the greatest performers of our generation, and this is a fact. She brings an incredible, unwavering intensity to her sets, both short and long. Her performance of 4 highlight “Love on Top” at the 2011 VMAs was no exception.

She breezed through the song, hitting every note perfectly. She worked the stage, holding every person in the audience – and every person watching on TV – captive. It was a joyous performance, full of life and energy. And when I say it was “full of life,” I mean that in a very literal way.

Until Queen Bey hit the VMA red carpet earlier that night, no one knew she was pregnant. And even by the time she took the stage, word wasn’t completely out to the masses. So you can imagine (or remember) what happened when, upon finishing the song, Bey silently announced, with the unbuttoning of her jacket and a fierce look in her eyes, that she was expecting her first child.

This was probably the most talked-about moment of the night, and to consider how big a feat that is, please remember that Lady Gaga spent the entire evening in character as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone. Greatest ending to a performance ever? That’s up to you to decide. But if you’re still unsure, just remember how you felt when the camera cut to proud papa Jay-Z and an ecstatic Kanye West. You, like everyone else, felt a wave of happiness rush over you – don’t even try to deny it. Those who weren’t already on their feet rose instantly. #BowDown

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite iconic VMA performance above. Return each day this week to vote again – and for a new feature on the other performances.

Read our feature on Britney Spears’ iconic “I’m a Slave 4 U” performance at the 2001 VMAs.

Read our feature on Lady Gaga’s iconic “Paparazzi” performance at the 2009 VMAs.

Read our feature on Eminem’s iconic “The Real Slim Shady” performance at the 2000 VMAs.

How Lady Gaga Prepared for the MTV VMAs: Nude Stretches, Back Rubs and Dipping Her Butt in Gold Glitter

10 Jan

Imagine Lady Gaga preparing for a performance. Are you picturing near-nude stretching and butt cheeks covered in glitter? Well, ding, ding, ding – congratulations, you guessed right!

Thanks to famed shutterbug Terry Richardson, we now know how Gaga as readied to open the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night with the live debut of her newest single, “Applause.”

Some of the prep was perfectly normal: she tried on stage costumes – including too many wigs, her face surrounded by white poster board, and her now-iconic “Applause” makeup – and rehearsed dance steps. But some was far from it: she stretched in nothing but a thong and knee-high boots, and she doused her butt in glittering, gold dust.

See for yourself in the gallery, above. But, really, is anyone surprised?

Most Iconic VMA Moments: Kanye West Interrupting Taylor Swift Is One of the Greatest Scandals Of All Time!

3 Dec

Welcome back to Celebuzz’s Most Iconic VMA Moments showdown. In anticipation of of the 2013 MTV VMA ceremony on August 25, we want you to help us name the most memorable VMA scandal ever. Two weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA performance. (Britney Spears’ 2001 performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” won in that category.) Last week, we asked you to vote for your favorite VMA fashion moment. (Congrats, once again, to Britney’s 2002 dominatrix-meets-biker-chick look!) Now, it’s all about the drama! You may vote once per hour.

Is Kanye West‘s interruption of Taylor Swift in 2009 most scandalous VMA moment ever? Let us know by voting below – and then read on for some classic “I’mma let you finish” memes that demonstrate this moment’s impact.

I’mma Let You Finish, But This Is One of the Most Scandalous VMA Moments of All Time! OF ALL TIME!

By now, you know what went down. In fact, we’re still talking about this moment four years later. But as a brief refresher: In 2009, Taylor Swift took the stage to accept the award for Best Female Video. As she began making her speech, Kanye West ran on the stage, took the mic from her hands, and pronounced that Beyonc ‘s “Single Ladies” video was “one of the best videos of all time,” which kind of put a damper on Taylor’s excitement, if you can believe it. Beyonc looked on, mortified, and the audience booed. Loudly. Taylor looked heartbroken (and rightfully so). (Fortunately, when accepting the award for Video of the Year, Beyonc brought Taylor back out and allowed her to finish her speech. As if you needed another reason to love Beyonc .) As for Kanye…

This incident caused a wave of backlash against the rapper, causing him to pull out of a co-headlining tour with Lady Gaga and, essentially, vanish from the face of the earth for several months. Though he disappeared, he was not forgotten #BecauseInternet. Below, folks, you’ll see the evidence of a truly iconic moment.

[Memes via Know Your Meme]

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite scandal above. Remember, you can vote once per hour. May the most scandalous moment win!

Read our feature on Madonna and Britney’s big kiss in 2003.

Drake Shows His Love For Jaden Smith At The iHeartRadio Music Festival

7 Oct

We know what you’re thinking — does Drake know his has a Smith kid on his shirt? Is this appropriate? What is he trying to say? Where did Drizzy get that tee? Where can we get that tee?

Luckily we have some answers for you!

Drake performed at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas over the weekend wearing a black long sleeve OVO shirt that had Jaden Smith‘s face emblazoned across the front of it

However, this wasn’t just some random pic of the 15-year-old; it was the face of praise and adoration he made after Drake’s performance at this year’s VMAs!

That night was apparently a super expressive night for the Smith fam. Ha!!

As for where Drake got the shirt, we’re guessing the rapper had it custom made for himself since it’s currently not available for purchase.

Would U wear Jaden Smith on your chest???

[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]

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