MTV’s Video Music Awards are upon us like a migraine headache.
Live from the Prudential Center, the VMAs at about the halfway are the usual ridiculous Halloween show.
Johnny Depp was not there in person. He taped a couple of video inserts that the production loaded into the animated head of their Moon Man. It was embarrassing and stupid. He looked pathetic. If he really wanted to do something there, he should have gone to the show. These kids don’t know who he is unless he’s dressed like a pirate.
And then there are the awards: Any star who shows up wins something. The awards pre-arranged. Harry Styles won Album of the Year and sent in a pre-taped speech.
Adele lost Album of the Year. It was a big mistake letting her “30” album into that category. The takeaway is “Adele lost.” It does look like Sony is going to throw its weight behind Harry Styles “Harry’s House” for the Grammys. Adele is out in the cold.
Why is LLCool J hosting this show? He was finally relieved from his Grammy hosting duties after too many years. Well, MTV is owned by Viacom, which owns CBS, which airs LLCool J’s “NCIS Los Angeles.” His agent really deserves an award of his own.
Nicki Minaj’s husband is a convicted sex offender, so she didn’t thank him (I don’t think) nor is he there. She thanked their baby son, named Papa Bear. Just beautifully horrifying.
We are so far from music, it’s not funny. But it’s been a long, long time and we should be used to it. They actually have a contest going on called “Name that Sample.” LOL. Pathetic
Highlight of the night: Red Hot Chili Peppers, the only actual musicians present.