Let me just start off by saying that I was not informed that this Award show would interrupt my regularly scheduled program, Revenge. I was pissed about that much. Either way, here are some thoughts on aspects of the show. Forgive me if they are out of order, or if I’ve skipped your fav.
I tuned in to Justin given you sweet, pop, R&b hybrid sultry sounds. Great performance JT!
Skip to Rihanna, because I simply cannot wait to dive into that praise and worship that mama Fenty led. Rihanna’s mom is so cute and genuine. Although, her presence and the way that she worded some of her speech led me to believe that mama Fenty is really not here for this worldly life that Rihanna lives, or her secular music.
Then Rihanna comes out with her hair still wrapped, bobby-pinned to the Gods. I’m not sure what look she was trying to give, but freshly permed, silk wrap is not acceptable for a program that airs on ABC.
I also have to present overall shade to the entire program. Although Rihanna’s stats slay, I wouldn’t think that she is of icon status quite yet. I think as an icon, you are more than just numbers–and quite honestly, Rihanna doesn’t cut it quite yet. Especially when her live performance sounded like what that cat Miley Cyrus had would sound like singing live.
Also, did anyone see that raggedy, speech-impediment stricken shyt that Jay-Z said?
Moving on to Miley Cyrus, who is still shaped like Michael Phelps. He vocal performance wasn’t that bad. The lip-syncing kitty was adorable, but overall, it was a very strange performance.
Anyone who knows me, or reads my blog posts, know that I have never saw it for Miley Cyrus–or her choice of outfits. I can’t deal with her dressing like a grown ass infant, I just can’t.
After the performance with Nelly and Florida Georgia Line, I have a new respect for Nelly as an artist. I thought his whole, “walk on the country side,” was corny at first, but now I see that he is probably one of the only urban-culture artists that can cross over to a genre like country.
People definitely try it with country, rock etc. but just can’t quite get right. It’s all so forced and corny, but when Nelly performed, it was a real live, yet chill performance.
Jennifer Lopez was my favorite performance of the night. This woman is sun-kissed. It is my theory that Spanish women usually don’t age very well, but Ms. Lopez served skin and youth throughout her whole performance.
Lady Gaga and R. Kelly had the most creative performance. Although, I’m positive they will receive back-lash for their portrayal of presidential infidelity. Especially since Gaga was dressed in a Marilyn Monroe ensemble.
I really liked her back drop of news paper articles bashing her. Although very overdone, I enjoy seeing artists incorporate the negative news in their performances or songs.
Now for the most controversial and hated performance:
T-Boz and Chilli came out and performed Waterfalls with Lil Bow wow–and a lot of people did not appreciate it. Black Twitter hammed the performance and Lil Bow..Lil Mama, the whole time. Oh, and they weren’t too fond of T-Boz’s boots either.
Personally, I think the performance was great, for what it was–a tribute. Lil Mama was not trying to replace Left eye. I think that’s part of the reason why she didn’t do the verse in it’s entirety. I also believe that’s why she didn’t give full-out choreography. She didn’t want to out dance T-boz and Chilli. She wanted it to appear as a tribute, and not a rehearsal for the recent TLC movie.
Overall, the show was quality. I think they took a very classy approach to it. It was very different from the other award shows, besides that fact that the camera stayed in Taylor Swift’s mug the whole night.