MTV VMA 2016 Coverage Articles

2016 MTV Video Music Awards hilights, gossip, photos, and video.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Dear Gossips,

“But for people to understand just how blessed we are. It was an expression of our now. Our fame, right now. Us on the inside of the TV…This is FAME, bro”. Duana texted me, like, 5 seconds after those words came out of Kanye West  Read Full Intro

Beyoncé spent the money

August 29, 2016 15:01:59 Posted at August 29, 2016 15:01:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Mazur/ Larry Busacca/ Larry Busacca/MTV1617/ Jeff Kravitz/ Anthony Harvey/ Getty Images

Where do you start? Where do you start?!? It was always a given that Beyoncé, with 11 nominations, would be attending the VMAs. They only confirmed that she would be performing the day before as the LA Times Full Story

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Kanye West, Thought Leader

August 29, 2016 13:02:16 Posted at August 29, 2016 13:02:16
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen
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Theo Wargo/MTV1617/ Jeff Kravitz/ Larry Busacca/MTV1617/ Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images

If you didn’t know Teyana Taylor before last night, now you know. I’m starting with Teyana because the VMAs belonged to black women. Kanye’s free-reign speech was Peak Kanye but the video he debuted for Fade was ALL Teyana. Full Story

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The placement of Britney Spears

August 29, 2016 12:36:38 Posted at August 29, 2016 12:36:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Mazur/ Larry Busacca/ Larry Busacca/MTV1617/ Jeff Kravitz/ Anthony Harvey/ Getty Images

How do we properly assess the performance of Britney Spears last night? Knowing what she’s gone through, is it the gentle approach? Do we make an exception on standard and collectively agree that it was a decent return to the VMAs? It was a decent return to the VMAs. Full Story

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Nick Jonas’s Bacon

August 29, 2016 12:08:36 Posted at August 29, 2016 12:08:36
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen
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Mike Coppola/MTV1617/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Nicholas Hunt/ Jamie McCarthy/ Getty Images

That’s not a euphemism. Nick Jonas performed a song called Bacon last night at the VMAs. His performance opened with him in a kitchen, holding a fresh plate of bacon. This is how most of my daydreams about Nick also open. Full Story

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I Can’t No Pastries

August 29, 2016 11:20:26 Posted at August 29, 2016 11:20:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Nicholas Hunt/ Kevin Mazur/ Anthony Harvey/ Jeff Kravitz/ Getty Images

Next week will be two years since we lost Joan Rivers. And it’s true, that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. Because the Joan Rivers random amazingness on a red carpet can never be replaced. Sometimes during an interview, she straight up forgot who she was talking to, not because she wasn’t sharp but because they weren’t interesting enough for her to remember. Full Story

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Alessia Cara is cooler than all of us

August 29, 2016 10:55:49 Posted at August 29, 2016 10:55:49
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen
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Jeff Kravitz/ Jamie McCarthy/ Kevin Mazur/ Nicholas Hunt/ Getty Images

Alessia Cara is 20 years old. She’s 20 years old and she already oozes so much confidence and charisma it’s unfair. It’s unfair to her peers (she’s so real she makes Ariana Grande look like a Madame Tussauds wax figure) and it’s unfair to us grown ass adults who will never be as cool as she is. Full Story

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