Los Angeles (USA) (EFE).- The last edition of the awards MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) crowned the singers Beyonce Y Miley Cyrus as the audiovisual benchmark to follow in the recording industry in a ceremony held on Sunday night in Los Angeles that caused people to talk beyond music.
Beyoncé started as the great favorite with eight nominations and was the one who monopolized the most awards, a total of three, although they were of a minor nature.
The artist exhibited herself at the end, when she went on stage to present a mix of more than a dozen of her songs in a performance of about 15 minutes that served as the culmination of the gala.
After her show, Beyoncé received from her husband Zay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy the honorary Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, which MTV awards to artists with an “incredible and lasting impact on pop culture.”
Before her, Madonna, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake were all recipients of that award.
“Good job, mom,” said Beyoncé’s daughter when she met her mother, who said she felt “full of gratitude” before kissing her husband in front of the cameras in a gesture that served to quell divorce rumors after the recent family tensions.
Beyoncé’s triumph was not complete as she fell short of the big prize of the evening, the best music video, which went to Miley Cyrus for “Wrecking Ball”.
Cyrus returned to the ceremony that turned upside down in 2013 with a controversial performance loaded with obscene gestures, although this time she sought attention in another way.
Instead of taking the microphone for the usual thanks and dedications, the singer handed over the baton to a young man just out of poverty so that he could use that time to awaken the social conscience of the spectators.
“Los Angeles, capital of entertainment, has the largest number of homeless youth in the United States. The music industry will make more than 6,000 million dollars this year and at the doors of this room there are 54,000 human beings who have no home”, Cyrus’s spokesman, named Jesse, said.
Her testimony ended with a call for people to go to Miley Cyrus’s Facebook page where she reports on a campaign to raise funds for a homeless shelter in Hollywood.
The gala also remembered the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the death of the young African-American Michael Brown shot by a police officer. At the musical gala a moment of silence was observed in his memory.
Among the winners of the night were Lorde with her “Royals” (Best Rock Video), Ariana Grande with “Problem” (Best Pop Video), Drake with “Hold On (We’re Going Home)” (Best Pop Video). hip hop), Ed Sheeran with “Sing” (Best Male Video) and Katy Perry with “Dark Horse” (Best Female Video).
Beyoncé won best video collaboration for “Drunk In Love” with Jay Z, best video with a social message and best choreography, both for “Pretty Hurts.”
The gala left other moments commented on social networks, such as Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe problems and her dance with Usher with a blow to the butt included, or Taylor Swift’s refusal to jump from the top of a platform to avoid unnecessary risks in her performance, after a dancer was bitten by a snake in rehearsals for a Minaj song.
“I don’t care if this is the VMAs. I’m not going to jump. People get bitten by snakes, it’s dangerous,” the artist commented.
This edition of the MTV VMAs did not lack incidents. In the early hours of Saturday to Sunday, three guests who attended a party prior to the gala organized by rapper Chris Brown were shot.
Brown, who has been in jail for legal problems that began when he assaulted his ex-partner, singer Rihanna, on the eve of the Grammy Awards in 2009, denied having anything to do with the event.
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Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus shine at the MTV Video Music Awards