Taylor Swift Wins Big at Drama-Filled MTV VMAs
Pop sensation Taylor Swift helped Nikki Minaj open the MTV Video Music Awards show Sunday night, essentially ending their brief social media feud over the VMA nominations earlier this summer, and then later presented her one-time enemy Kanye West with the night’s Video Vanguard Award.
Swift was a winner before the ceremony even started, presenting her new promo on the red carpet during the pre-show event after learning her video for “Blank Space” had been chosen as the “Best Pop Video.”
Swift went on to win “Best Female Video” and “Best Collaboration” – with the night’s triple winner Kendrick Lamar – and ended the big night by picking up the coveted “Video of the Year” honor for her star-studded “Bad Blood” music video.
Joined onstage by her famous friends who featured in the explosive girl power promo, Swift said, “These women helped create their parts, helped write their roles and decide what they wanted to be… The fact that you would vote and give us this bonding experience forever, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“I know there’s been a lot of discussion about this video and what it means,” Swift continued, “but I’m just happy that in 2015 we live in a world where boys can play princesses and girls can play soldiers.”
The 32nd VMAs also featured some show-stopping performances from Minaj and Swift, Justin Bieber, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, The Weeknd and Demi Lovato, but the 2015 ceremony will largely be remembered for drama onstage.
Nicki Minaj clashed with Miley Cyrus over comments the show host made about her in a New York Times article last week and Kanye West delivered a rambling rant about his twisted reputation and his dislike for awards shows during his Video Vanguard acceptance speech, as well as announced his intention to run for president of the United States in 2020. That’s right, President West everybody…
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Here’s the full list of winners:
Best Rock Video – “Uma Thurman” by Fall Out Boy
Best Pop Video – “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
Song of the Summer – “She’s Kinda Hot” by 5 Seconds of Summer
Best Male Video – “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars
Best Hip-Hop Video – “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj
Best Female Video – “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
Best Video with a Social Message – “One Man Can Change the World” by Big Sean, featuring Kanye West & John Legend
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award – Kanye West
Artist to Watch Award – Fetty Wap
Best Collaboration – “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift, featuring Kendrick Lamar
Best Direction – “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar
Video of the Year – “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift, featuring Kendrick Lamar