The Best Moments At The 2017 MTV Video Music video Awards
BY Aron Devis August 30 2017
MTV Video music awards which was held on Sunday the 27th of august was full of powerful words for change and with an all-Star lineup made some legendary moments in the performance category alone. MTV chose Katy Perry as the host and gave the show an astronomy themed campaign that had everyone thinking this year’s show would be a mind- blowing and, even better MTV made all the categories genderless this year, lot of pressure and expectations came for the producers to make 2017 VMA Awards a legendary show.
So did they accomplished? Yes they did, show was amazing and had it’s fun moments for all of us to remember. Here are a few great moments we witnessed during the sunday’s VMA Awards.
Kendrick Lamar Opening Performance
The all star rapper who won 6 awards at the VMA’s, emerged on stage beneath a shower of electric lights for his performance of his mini medley featuring hits such as “DNA” and “Humble”. The stage set included a man totally engulfed in flames and toward the beginning of “Humble”, an entire wall of flames had lit up the stage, accomplishing a exotic level of stagecraft.
Jared Leto’s heart touching Tribute to chester Bennington
Jared Leto Paid tribute to late Linkin Park Leader Chester Bennington with a sentimental speech at the 2017 MTV VMA Awards. The Thirty Seconds to Mars Vocalist Reflected on Bennington’s smile, consistent Kindness and “his heart, which he wore on his sleeve.”
I think about his wife and his six incredible children” Leto said.”I think about his family, I think about his band, who were really his brothers. And I remember his voice, at once
ferocious and delicate. That voice will live forever.
Pink’s emotional Speech about Body Image and her daughter.
Pink was honored with the prestigious Michael jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2017 MTV VMA’s, after a performance medley of her popular hits, the singer accepted the award from Ellen DeGeneres with a heart moving speech specially dedicated to her 6- year-old daughter willow.
The singer shared an emotional story of her daughter being disappointed the way she looks, pink stated in her speech willow has told her that she was “ugly” and looks like “a boy with long hair” Pinks response was to create a powerpoint of androgynous rockstars to inspire her daughter to be confident in who she was and to be proud of her beauty.
“We don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change, so they can see more kinds of beauty,” Pink told her daughter and the audience.
The entire speech was absolutely remarkable and powerful advice not only to her daughter, but to every women and girl.
Miley Cyrus Performance
The 24 year old singer performed her new single “Youngster Now”.the performance was totally opposite of her 2013 VMA performance with Robin Thicke. Cyrus’ upcoming sixth album, younger now, will be out on september 29th. Singer disclosed some information of album’s title track, as a hybrid of her previous pop style and newfound folk/country leanings, with a video of express tributes to Johnny Cash,Porter wagoner and elvis presley.
Lorde was down with a Flu but her performance was amazing.
Yes she didn’t sing during her performance, there was a reason behind it, the 20 year old singer was suffering from a flu which need medical treatment.
Due to her sickness, it makes perfect sense that she didn’t even try to sing, instead order to honor her commitment to the VMA’s, she decided to perform the interpretative dance which was amazing and the audience loved it.
Taylor Swift debuts her new music video.
Just after releasing new music for the first time in years, Taylor Swift premiered the video for the first single “Look What You Made Me Do” off her upcoming album, reputation. The single dropped days after Swift wiped out her social media accounts last weekend. The Video features Swift relentlessly mocking her own reputation from over the years. Which fits the title of her upcoming album Reputation.
Shawn Mendes electrifying performance of ‘‘There’s nothing Holding’ Me Back’’
It was a big night for Shawn as he performed at VMA’s for the first time ever.Although his was working with the ongoing illuminate world tour, Singer didn’t show any resistance but only excitement for his big debut and won the VMA’s appreciation. Shawn’s vocals was amazing and had the audience on their feet and moving.
The 19 year old singer performed “There’s nothing holding me back”, his voice was in fine form and very alternate. And when he swing the guitar on his back and walked towards the crowd, his fans were filled with excitement.
After a magnificent debut, we think he will be invited back to VMA’s.
Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj Perform Swish Swish
Katy perry Closed out the VMA’s with her summer hit “Swish Swish” alongside with nicki minaj in a creative basketball-themed Act. Basketball- Print corset for her and a black-and white striped referee outfit for Nicki.
The act features Katy Flying high over the audience (Vanguard Award winner Pink) an auditorium-full of bouncing basketball balloons and a slam dunk finish.
Earlier on VMA’s as the host of the show, Perry kicked off the Awards night by landing onto the ceremonial stage in a metallic moon person suite. And tried to express the current issues in the world by telling jokes.