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Last night's MTV VMA Awards ceremony was the 10th anniversary of the Kanye West versus Taylor Swift (and the world) drama which is engrained in pop culture history nowadays.

Most of us can remember the moment perfectly, when Kanye West stormed the stage after Taylor Swift won Video of the Year and proclaimed that Beyonce deserved to win.

Taylor hinted about that fateful day on the red carpet, saying; “You never know what can happen on this show, as I’ve learned.”

Beyonce allegedly cried backstage, Pink got in Kanye's face and absolutely ROASTED him (deserved) and the make-up between Beyonce and Taylor onstage after Beyonce wins the overall award was all created by the producers.

But where was Kanye West last night? According to reports, Kanye was at a Cheesecake Factory in Ohio this weekend instead of celebrating the monumental anniversary. 

Page Six is claiming that he was there Friday and Saturday night, and then stayed in Ohio for a unique Sunday Session to honour the victims of the recent mass shooting.

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His wife Kim Kardashian shared an Instagram Story of Kanye “feeling the vibe” during the service, and also shared a snap of the choir singing to Dave Chapelle for his birthday;

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Taylor shared her diary entry from the aftermath of the MTV VMAs back in 2009 with her fans, writing;

“Ahh… the things that can change in a week… Let's just say, if you had told me Kanye West would have been the number one focus of my week, the media, and my part in the VMAs I would've looked at you cross-eyed.

And if you had told me that one of the biggest stars in music was going to jump up onstage and announce that he thought I shouldn’t have won on live television, I would’ve said; 'That stuff doesn’t really happen in real life.’ Well… apparently… It does.”

Taylor picked up the Video of the Year award last night for You Need To Calm Down, bringing up all of the LGBTQ stars from the video and giving them their own Moonmen statuettes with their names on them.

The emotions were running high, with Taylor also opening the show with a mash-up of You Need To Calm Down and Lover after her album has sold over two million copies within 24 hours of its release. Seems like she's doing pretty well?

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With the MTV VMAs come a variety of awkward and memorable moments, some questionable fashion choices and malfunctions, not to mention performances from big names.

First thing's first, Mrs Missy Elliott had the best performance of the night with a medley of her hits, including a rake of incredible dancers and costume changes. We were absolutely FLOORED;

The legend of hip-hop picked up her Michael Jackson Vanguard Award in style, belting out her latest banger Throw It Back, before adding in Pass That Dutch, Lose Control and Get Ur Freak On.

Oh and did we mention that she brought back Alyston Stoner to perform with her, 16 years after the original child star appeared in her music video;

 Her 2001 album Miss E was ground-breaking, and she was truly deserving of the gong which was handed to her by Cardi B; "I promised I wouldn't cry this time because I cry every awards!" she said."

Alyson has still got some serious moves, ain't nobody arguing about that.

Another star of the show was Lizzo, brandishing her bejewelled tequila bottle because she's 100 percent THAT b*tch;

Her performance of Good As Hell and Truth Hurts brought the house down, with a giant inflatable ass in the background and a self-love pep talk;

Joe Jonas' arm got some deserved attention;

Normani (of Fifth Harmony fame) slayed her set, performing Motivation and showing everyone that the moves from the incredible music video were REAL and her gymnastic abilities aren't to be doubted;

Miley Cyrus gave a hugely emotional black-and-white performance of Slide Away, changing the lyrics from "We've grown now" to "I've grown now"…shade at Liam Hemsworth?

She also debuted a brand new tattoo to mark their split;

Tana Mongeau tried to copy our homegirl Britney Spears by bringing a snake to the ceremony, and people…forgot…who the OG was?!?

Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes caused our heart rates to skyrocket with their sensuous performance of Seniorita, but Sophie Turner's reaction to their almost-kiss is all of us;

This powerful metaphor by Taylor Swift about the faux pas of rewearing outfits, or even wearing similar ones;

Taylor opened the show with a beautiful performance of You Need To Calm Down and Lover, later partying with Gigi and Bella Hadid and picking up the Best Video award for her LGBTQ+ colour palette video for You Need To Calm Down.

Ariana Grande….well, she WON;

Grande wasn't present at the awards ceremony, but picked up the most gongs on the night regardless. Deservedly so, 2019 has been Ari's year.

Okay this tweet made us emotional. All of the participants from Taylor's iconic LGBTQ music video received two Moonmen with their names on it, and she refused to perform without this request being granted. Hero.

Cardi B picked up the award for Best Hip-Hop, and her impassioned speech had us all laughing;

Queen Latifah randomly riding up to the ceremony on a motorcycle, wearing a bandana, was quite the moment;

Last but not least, here is the wholesome reaction of Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas when Taylor Swift won Best Video…They are just TOO PURE;

We're exhausted from the drama, the fashion, the dance moves, the POWER moments from the show. There didn't seem to be any celebrity beef for once, maybe it's the vegan lifestyle getting to everyone?

The only sad point was that Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, after all of the build-up, actually didn't kiss. Throughout the whole ceremony, they didn't.

Outside of the ceremony, all we do is see them kiss but they can't give us PDA when we actually ask for it? Cruel. 

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Since Cardi B gave birth to her first child, Kulture Kiari Cephus, back in July, the rapper has somehow managed to keep the newborn totally out of the spotlight.

Zero pictures, zero videos, zero papparazzi shots. We commend the rap star for managing this feat; it's no easy accomplishment to hide a four-month-old from the limelight when you're a high-profile celebrity.

Last night, Cardi B FINALLY showed us an adorable image of her precious baby girl, and the internet has shut down with the kuteness.


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The Instagram post shows baby Kulture sitting in her car seat, with a special bib with her name embroidered on it, looking like the most adorable bundle of joy wearing a pink headband and innocent little face.

We cannot handle this level of sweetness.

Cardi captioned the image; "My heart", and her 36 million followers lost their damn minds. #Kulture is already trending on Twitter, because the four-month-old was destined for social media adoration.

Offset and Cardi B, despite announcing their separation through their Instagram accounts, have insisted that they would always have love for each other for the sake of Kulture;

"He’s always somebody that I run to to talk to and we got a lot of love for each other but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time and it’s nobody’s fault."

"I guess we grew out of love, but we’re not together anymore."


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How could anyone deny this fact when they look at her cute little face?

The rap goddess opened the MTV VMA show this year by holding a Moon Man swaddled in a pink blanket, tricking everyone into thinking that baby Kulture was finally going to be revealed, but it was a mere joke.

Offset replied to the separation announcement with the comment; "Y'all won".

We, for one, are just so glad to finally have received this gift of Kulture photos. What we do to deserve this?


It was a stand-out moment at this year's Video Music Awards, and Fifth Harmony no doubt knew they would be forced to explain the presence – and sudden disappearance – of a fifth member during their highly-anticipated performance.

Watching the group take to the stage on Sunday night, audience members and TV viewers were surprised to see the foursome appear on stage alongside a fifth person.

Did Camila Cabello, who left the group last year, experience a change of heart? Had Ally, Normani, Dinah and Lauren recruited a new member?

Before viewers could speculate themselves into a frenzy, the fifth member quite literally jumped backwards off the stage, leaving the four remaining members to bring it on home.

Understandably, social media went into a tailspin, as fans of the band wondered whether they had just thrown some spectacular shade at Camila – something which they addressed while appearing on Good Morning America this morning.

Acknowledging the drama surrounding their performance, the ladies said: "We get asked all the time if we’re getting a fifth member and we wanted to show the world in an artistic way that, hey, the four of us are Fifth Harmony."

Speaking to host Lara Spencer, the ladies insisted that there was no need for the addition of a fifth member, and they hoped their performance would put the speculation to bed for good.

"We’re stronger and better than we’ve ever been — and honestly it was such a monumental moment for us. We were at the VMAs! We had rain! We had splits! We had a mic drop!"

And that's our cue to stop wondering whether Camila will be making a return, right?



Taylor Swift has had a rollercoaster of a year.

From the Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston drama to the leaked Yeezy footage which had the potential to ruin her reputation, 2016 has undoubtedly been the year of the Taylor Swift headline.

And it sounds like she might need some time out of the spotlight.

In comparison to last year's Video Music Awards which saw the singer scoop four Moonmen, this year's are less Tay-oriented and the star isn't in the running for anything which could go a long way towards explaining her decision not to attend on Sunday.

That's right, people. Taylor Swift is not attending the VMAs this year –  a decision which has sent the rumour mill into overdrive today (obvs).

While insiders say the 26-year-old never intended to appear in the first place, media outlets can't help but wonder if this announcement has anything to do with the fact Kanye has been given a whole four minutes on stage to do whatever the hell he wants.

Sorry Swifties, there'll be no shocked faces or dodgy dance moves this Sunday.

What will the squad do without her?


Remember when choosing a partner for a primary school tour was one of the biggest moments of the academic year?

You want to go with her, but she wants to go with someone else, but she promised and now you're going to have to call in a favour.

Well, it turns out schoolyard etiquette is no different to the world of celebrity as an MTV exec recently revealed when discussing the seating plan for the upcoming Video Music Awards.

According to those in the know, Hollywood's biggest and brightest are given the opportunity to request the artist they would like to share an arm rest with on the big night, and it sounds like Taylor Swift causes serious headaches for party planners.

Commenting on the confusion that arises as a result of this custom, MTV Vice President Gina Esposito explained that the Bad Blood singer is so popular that fellow celebs are chomping at the bit to cosy up with the star.

"She has so many good friends, and it was hard to figure out the ‘Taylor’ of it all in past years because so many people were requesting to sit by her and sit with her," Gina explained.

Reflecting on previous award shows, Gina said of Tay: "She’s often really requested."

Something tells us that that mightn't be the case this year…


It’s one of the most important music events on the celebrity social calendar, and it looks like this year’s MTV Video Music Awards ceremony is going to be just as impressive as its predecessors.

It has been revealed that Ariana Grande will be performing at the star-studded affair, which will be held in New York’s Madison Square Garden this Sunday.

The 23-year-old songstress will be joined on-stage by none other than Nicki Minaj to perform Side to Side from Ariana’s latest album Dangerous Woman.



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According to E! News, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Nick Jonas have all been named as performing acts, while Kim Kardashian, Rita Ora, Alicia Keys and Jayden Smith are among this year’s presenters.

Beyoncé looks set to land herself an award or two on the night as her eleven nominations have already seen her break the VMA record for the most nominations.



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Can Beyoncé get any better? 

The MTV Video Music Award nominations we're announced today, and not only did Bey break the VMA record for the most nominations, she's also smashed her own record of the most nominations in one award ceremony.

The Lemonade singer raked in a massive 11 nods, beating the likes of Adele, Drake and Ariana Grande.

The chart-toppers will go head to head on August 28, and we can see this being the award ceremony of the year (especially if T-Swift arrives and there's a showdown between her and Kanye).

Take a closer look to see if your fave artist is heading for an award:

Video of the Year:
Adele, Hello
Beyoncé, Formation
Drake, Hotline Bling
Justin Bieber, Sorry
Kanye West, Famous


Best Female Video:
Adele, Hello
Beyoncé, Hold Up
Sia, Cheap Thrills
Ariana Grande, Into You
Rihanna feat. Drake, Work


Best Male Video:
Drake, Hotline Bling
Bryson Tiller, Don't
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, This Is What You Came For
Kanye West, Famous
The Weeknd, Can't Feel My Face


Best Collaboration:
Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar, Freedom
Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Work From Home
Ariana Grande feat. Lil Wayne, Let Me Love You
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, This Is What You Came For
Rihanna feat. Drake, Work


Best Hip Hop Video:
Drake, Hotline Bling
Desiigner, Panda
Bryson Tiller, Don't
Chance The Rapper feat. Saba, Angels
2 Chainz, Watch Out


Best Pop Video:
Adele, Hello
Beyoncé, Formation
Justin Bieber, Sorry
Alessia Cara, Wild Things
Ariana Grande, Into You


Best Rock Video:
All Time Low, Missing You
Coldplay, Adventure Of A Lifetime
Fall Out Boy feat. Demi Lovato, Irresistible
twenty one pilots, Heathens
Panic! At The Disco, Victorious


Best Electronic Video:
Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love
99 Souls ft. Destiny's Child & Brandy, The Girl Is Mine
Mike Posner, I Took A Pill In Ibiza
Afrojack, SummerThing!
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya, Don't Let Me Down


Breakthrough Long Form Video:
Florence + The Machine, The Odyssey
Beyoncé, Lemonade
Justin Bieber, PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown, Royalty
Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy


Best New Artist:
Bryson Tiller 
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham


Best Art Direction:
Beyoncé, Hold Up
Fergie, M.I.L.F. $
Drake, Hotline Bling
David Bowie, Blackstar
Adele, Hello


Best Choreography:
Beyoncé, Formation (Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, and Dana Foglia)
Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell, WTF (Where They From) (Hi-Hat)
Beyoncé, Sorry (Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, and Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
FKA Twigs, M3LL155X (FKA Twigs)
Florence + The Machine, Delilah (Holly Blakey)


Best Direction:
Beyoncé, Formation (Melina Matsoukas)
Coldplay, Up&Up (Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia)
Adele, Hello (Xavier Dolan)
David Bowie, Lazarus (Johan Renck)
Tame Impala, The Less I Know The Better (Canada)


Best Cinematography:
Beyoncé, Formation (Malik Sayeed)
Adele, Hello (André Turpin)
David Bowie, Lazarus (Crille Forsberg)
Alesso, I Wanna Know (Corey Jennings)
Ariana Grande, Into You (Paul Laufer)


Best Editing:
Beyoncé, Formation (Jeff Selis)
Adele, Hello (Xavier Dolan)
Fergie, M.I.L.F. $ (Vinnie Hobbs)
David Bowie, Lazarus (Johan Söderberg)
Ariana Grande, Into You (Hannah Lux Davis)


Best Visual Effects:
Coldplay, Up&Up (Vania Heymann, Gloria FX and VFX House)
FKA Twigs, M3LL155X (Lewis Saunders and Jihoon Yoo)
Adele, Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (Sam Sneade)
The Weeknd, Can't Feel My Face (Brewster Parsons and Bryan Smaller)
Zayn, PILLOWTALK (Studio Private, David Smith)



As always with Kim Kardashian, rumours have been circulating recently about a recent controversy.

Apparently, the reality TV star had refused to sit near her brother’s ex, Rita Ora, and demanded to be moved.

This, however, has been slammed by her official representative as “false”: “She sat in the seat she was assigned. The tickets were issued days prior. The item is false.”

Hmm, we’re not convinced. The week before the VMAs aired, TMZ shared a photo in which it was clear to see our Kimmie was sitting two seats away from Rita, however, at the event, they were not near each other.

The two had been closer, when Rita was with Rob, the two often hung out, but it looks like things are not so simple anymore. 

Things got messy between Rob and Rita after he accused her of cheating on him "with 20 guys." Harsh!

Kim’s rep also blasted those rumours of a feud with Beyoncé, telling The Mirror: “There is no feud. It’s a tabloid fabrication.”



So, before the VMAs aired, it was obvious things may be a bit tense between Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian following her failure to attend the Kimye circus. Sorry, wedding. We meant wedding.

However, Queen Bey wasn’t the only one Kim would rather avoid. It was also revealed that Rita Ora was sitting a mere two seats away from the reality TV star, something we knew would cause trouble.

Which, of course it did in recent news that has emerged.

Kim is said to blame Rita for a lot of her brother Rob’s issues after their relationship turned sour.

In order to avoid an awkward encounter, Kim asked for different seats for her and her two sisters, Kylie and Kendall.

It has been said that Kim was not looking for drama, she just simply wanted to avoid having to have an encounter with the singer. 



The rapper Riff Raff – better known as the guy who showed up to the VMAs with Katy Perry in a hideous denim parody of Britney Spears – has lashed out in a very random way.

British singing sensation Sam Smith took a photo with the denim couple on the night, and shared the snap on his Instagram.

He tweeted the Instagram pic, writing:

“So amazing to see my girl @charli_xcx last night!! Smashing it so hard #STORTFORD”

The photo shows Sam posing with Katy Perry and Charli XCX… and the knee of Riff Raff who has been cropped out of the photo.

Mr Raff to say the least did not take this discovery well. He replied to Sam’s tweet with a torrent of abuse, writing:




Sam and his “super huge” face haven’t responded to the tweet, probably because it’s insane.

It will be interesting to see if the rapper tried to escalate this crazy one-sided feud any further. We wonder what Katy has to say about this.



It looks as if Kendall, Kylie and Kim weren’t the only stars to forget there were cameras all over the place at the MTV Video Music Awards!

Jennifer Lopez was caught on camera at Sunday’s awards giving Miley Cyrus the mother of all dirty looks…

Don't believe us? Just look at this to see how Jlo throws the best shade in Hollywood!

After what looks like a very civil meeting in which the two ladies hug and chat a little, Jennifer walks away only to look back and make one hell of a face!

Whether she was shocked at what the two had been discussing or she was looking at a companion to communicate her displeasure at the meeting, it certainly looks shady!

We wonder what Miley has done to deserve such a reaction from a fellow musician!