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August 25th, 2014
It is customary to expect the unexpected at award shows, be it accidental swearing or a wardrobe malfunction. Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards was filled with mistakes showing us that celebs are just like us — they can’t read cue cards under pressure either! Phew, we thought that was just us! This isn’t to say that the show was bad; screw ups are what makes these things so entertaining after all.
So let’s take a look at the night’s biggest blunders…
The night started off with a big one: Nicki Minaj’s dress malfunction during the opening number, Bang Bang, with Ariana Grande and Jessie J. In a press conference after the performance, Nicki explained the incident saying that there simply wasn’t enough time to zip up the front of her dress. Translation: there is an unemployed stylist looking for a job in L.A. today.
Then, while Gwen Stefani and Snoop Dogg were presenting the award for Best Female video, viewers heard a third mic somewhere saying, “Taylor one, Taylor one,” which led us to think, “Taylor won? Are they giving away the winner? Wait…Taylor’s not even nominated. WHAT?”
The next f–k up angered many people. During Common’s speech about the recent events in Ferguson, in which he asked for a moment of silence for Michael Brown, Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian were all seen looking at their phones. Obviously, the jokes poured in right away, but in all seriousness, that was truly disrespectful if they were indeed doing what we think they were doing.
— Doree Shafrir (@doreeshafrir) August 25, 2014
Trey Songz is great at many things, but reading cue cards is perhaps not his strongest suit. While announcing the nominees for Best Rock video, he accidentally called The Black Keys, “The Black Eyes”. Close, Trey Songz. Close.
And the biggest mistake of all? Not having a camera on Blue Ivy Carter at all times. Seriously, we would sit and watch two hours of Jay Z and Beyoncé’s adorable daughter. Big mistake, MTV. But otherwise, great show!