VMAs

Here’s Another Reason Miley Cyrus Probably Deserved That Perfect Nicki Minaj Diss

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As soon as we thought it was safe to embrace Miley Cyrus again — her pipes are so strong, and we love those inclusive Happy Hippie videos — she went and reignited the Nicki Minaj-Taylor Swift feud with an interview that went in on Minaj. If you were watching the VMAs last night, then you saw that Nicki’s response was fast and furious — “What’s good, Miley?” is destined to become a cultural catchphrase. Assuming it was genuine and not scripted, was this public ire deserved?
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Miley Cyrus Disguises Herself as an Australian Reporter to Ask People What They Think of Miley Cyrus

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Jimmy Kimmel Live, perhaps more than any other late night show, is known for bringing celebrities into a variety of pranks and games, and last night’s was pretty peerless: in anticipation of Miley Cyrus’ VMAs hosting gig, the show had the pop-star go incognito as an Australian reporter named Janet to ask pedestrians what they think of…Miley Cyrus.
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Kanye West to Recieve MTV’s “Highest Honor” at The VMAs

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MTV has announced that Kanye West will be the recipient of its “highest honor” at this weekend’s Video Music Awards. Kanye will pick up the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, given this year in recognition of West’s “groundbreaking videos” and his impact “on music, art, fashion, and culture.” Previous winners include Madonna, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Peter Gabriel, Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake.
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Decoding Katy Perry’s Ill-Phrased Tweet about Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj

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Katy Perry has weighed in on the debate sparked by Taylor Swift’s defensive, tone-deaf exchange with Nicki Minaj, who at the time was calling out pop music’s racial bias in light of yesterday’s VMA nominations. Unfortunately, Perry’s tweet is confusing to read, due to its lack of punctuation and awkward phrasing. Shade can only be as effective as its syntax, after all.
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