american rapper Kendrick Lamar triumphed yesterday, August 28, 2017, in the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), which were held at the Los Angeles Forum, by taking five statuettesincluding the coveted award for the best clip of the year for his song HUMBLE.
lamar, in unstoppable rise thanks to his latest album ‘DAMN’ (2017), he also won the awards for Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Direction and Best Hip-Hop Video, all for HUMBLE.
He only needed one icing to finish off an ideal night since the British Ed Sheeran snatched the award from best artist of the year, one of the novelties of this edition, because for the first time the VMA awards did not separate mens Y women in two different categories.
In his speech of gratitude when scoring the award for the best clip of the year, Lamar stressed that he would be nothing without his team.
On the other hand, khalid took the award for best new artist, Zayn and Taylor Swift won the award for best collaboration for I Dont Wanna Live Forever, Kanye West won the recognition for the best choreography for Fade, and Zedd and Alessia Cara won the best dance video category with Stay.
Also, Fifth Harmony and Gucci Mane won the VMA for best pop video Down, while Lil UziVert took the award for the best song of the summer for XO Tour Llif3 by defeating the remix of Slowly by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber.
This defeat of Despacito comes after in the social media there was some controversy due to his absence in the queen categories of the VMA awards when it comes to a world music success that broke the record for visits in Youtube for a video of any kind.
Beyond the acknowledgments of the achievements of the music clipsthe VMAs are above all a great celebration of the show and, as such, it was the place chosen by Taylor Swift to premiere the video for her new single Look What You Made Me Do.
The gala It began with Kendrick Lamar literally setting the stage on fire by introducing one of his dancers to flames in one of the most impressive presentations of the evening.
Accompanied by children and elderly people, Miley Cyrus performed the song Younger Now, while the artist of Latin origin Demi Lovato and the legend Rod Stewart They performed live from Las Vegas.
The peculiar note put it lordewho in the social media had announced that he had flu and that for that reason he did not sing his song Homemade Dynamite but showed a version in “playback” while he dedicated himself to dancing throughout the song.
Katy Perry Y Nicki Minajwith a show inspired by the iconography of basketball, Ed Sheeran and Thirty Seconds To Mars were other stars who strolled through the awards.
Perry was precisely the teacher of ceremonies of the VMAs. The singer appeared floating as if she were an astronaut and throughout the night she released several criticisms, not totally explicit, directed at the US president, Donald Trump.
“Even in the apocalypsewe need a good soundtrack”, said Perry in a hopeful tone shortly before the gala began.
Who was much more direct when reflecting on the delicate political situation in the country was paris jacksonwho advocated showing “Nazi scumbags and white supremacists” that there is no place in America for “their violence, their hate, and their discrimination.”
The most exciting moment of the night was performed by Susan Bro, the mother of the young antifascist who was killed two weeks ago in Charlottesville, Virginia, when a neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of people protesting at a white supremacist rally.
“Just a fortnight ago my daughter Heather (Heyer) was murdered when protesting against racism. I miss her but I know she is here today,” Bro stated.
There were also moments of remembrance for those affected in Texas by the Hurricane Harvey and for the late singers Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) and Chris Cornell (Soundgarden).
In addition, the singer Pink, who performed on the stage several of his most popular songs, he received the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award as a tribute to his professional career from television presenter Ellen DeGeneres.
In his speech of gratitudePink reported that one day her daughter told her that she felt very ugly and as if she were a boy, so the artist showed her images of androgynous singers such as Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury.
In this sense, Pink advocated that everyone see that there are “more types of beauty” apart from traditional stereotypes.
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Rapper Kendrick Lamar triumphs at the MTV Video Music Awards