Best and Worst Moments of the 2015 VMAs

Like every other VMA show, this year was filled with many great and not-so-great moments. From all of the performances, awards acceptance speeches and random videos recorded of celebrities during the VMAs, we give you the best and the worst moments of the 2015 VMAs.



Kanye West announces his 2020 presidential run

Kanye took the stage to accept MTV’s Video Vanguard Award and the award was presented to him by none other than Country Star Princess Taylor Swift. The altercation and awkwardness between the two has faded long ago and Kanye has apologized for his unacceptable act during his heist on Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 awards show.

In the way that only Kanye can, Yeezus began a lengthy speech about that fatefull night, 6 years ago – what was going through his head and how it has impacted his life since. Kanye made it clear  that he had the most respect for Taylor Swift and how gracious he was when she was the person to present him the award. But that wasn’t all… Kanye went on during the acceptance speech to say, “Do you know how many times they announced that Taylor was going to give me that award cause it got them more ratings? I don’t understand how they get five people who work their entire life to sell records, sell concert tickets, to come stand on a carpet and for the first time in their life be judge on a chopping block and have the opportunity to be considered a loser!” He went on to question the very idea of the award shows.

He ended his emotional speech with: “And, yes, as you probably could have guessed in this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”

Yeezus for president? 




The Weeknd’s epic performance

Arguably the best performance of the show. The Weeknd made it clear that he is the number 1 artist this year with his spectacular display on stage through his magical performance. Even Kanye West got up and danced to the number 1 song of the summer, “Can’t Feel My Face.” After his performance, Apple Music aired a video of the Weeknd with John Travolta. The video shows the after scenes of The Weeknd’s performance as he heads to the car where Travolta was the driver to drop him off to his destination. The video ends off with a To-Be-Continued… cliff hanger when Travolta asks The Weeknd if he was okay and his response was very slow as if he was stoned saying “Yeah….The Hills after party…” 





Emotional Justin Bieber 

Another big summer hit was Justin Bieber’s “Where Are U Now” featuring Diplo and Skrillex. His performance of the summer hit, along with his new single “What Do You Mean?” got the crowd dancing to his performance. Many would have thought differently with Justin Bieber, but his performance and passion that he showed on stage made many viewers feel otherwise. His awards show performance has been dubbed as his comeback – and he definitely delivered! All of the support from the audience was clearly overwhelming and his emotions got the better of him. With smash hit singles like these, Justin looks like he’s on the right track to make an awesome comeback! #WeBelieb! 




Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus

You can call it funny, mean, staged, un-staged, awkward. Overall what happened between Nicki and Miley was unexpected and crazy all at the same time. Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus at the 2015 VMAs and although the moment almost seemed too good to be true, a close source to MTV confirm that this was not staged and MTV had no idea that this incident would occur. After her acceptance for Hip-Hop Video of the year Minaj turned to Cryus and said. “And now, back to this b*tch that had a lot to say about me in the press. Miley what’s good?”

Talk about another summer beef… Miley responded back saying that what she said was misinterpreted by the media and Nicki should be aware that she did not intend to insult Nicki by any means, as she congratulated her on her big win.

Notably, the best reaction of all this came from winner announcer Rebel Wilson when she was all like – OH SNAP! 


MTV making Miley Cyrus the host and her little nip slip

Probably the worst host in VMAs history had to be given to Miley Cyrus. Many critics slammed Miley for dressing too trashy, sexual and shameful in the way she has presented herself. The whole award show seem to revolve around her extra curricular interests rather than the other artists who were nominated or performed at the event. Her closing performance of the VMAs was a bit of a joke as all she did was flock around stage and swung her hair with a close-up shot of her mouth and tongue on the big screen. Overall she didn’t add anything special to her hosting duties and as a performer. We couldn’t help but feel that Miley was just using the show as a platform to tell the whole world, hey, I love smoking pot and I don’t care what you say about it or what I decide to wear. We get it Miley. 



Amber Rose of entourage offensive outfits

Our jaws hit the floor when we witnessed what Amber Rose and Black Chyna wore to the VMAs. Both women wore outfits with words painted on them such as; s*ut, b*tch, wh*re, gold digger and h*e. Along with them were another two members of their entourage who wore outfits emblazoned with the word ‘faggot’. The duo explained to Kelly Osborne in a red carpet interview that they wanted to “paint a picture of what everybody already says about [them].” Rose is self-describing her dress as “Feminist & advocate for woman empowerment.” Many believe this was not the best way to do so. 


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