Admittedly, I didn’t watch all of the VMAs. I tuned in just in time to see Beyonce perform, drop the mic, rip off her tuxedo jacket, and cradle her baby bump. I was ecstatic until I realized that everyone already knew, thanks to the pre-show reveal. I think it would have been cooler if she hadn’t spilled the beans earlier in the night. Oh well.
Anyway, from the recaps I’ve seen/heard, here are some things that are making me wonder what is happening with the world.
Lady Gaga, who looks like that guy who used to date Christina Ricci (is he ever going to do better than that?):
Britney Spears, trembling at the thought of kissing Lady Gaga in drag. Just once I would like to hear Britney not read from a teleprompter, just to see if the hamsters in her head are still running in their wheels.
Adele, who can do no wrong, except in the fingernail department. Is this a case of unfortunate nail polish, or scary franken-nails?
Nikki Minaj. YES to all of this. Is that a tail made of stuffed animals? And a glittery SARS mask? If I ever get to attend an awards show, I’m going to duplicate this.
Beyonce’s baby bump. Woot woot! That kid is going to be pop culture royalty.
Was the snake Justin Bieber’s subtle personal tribute to Britney Spears? Or was he just being creepy?
Anything that I missed?