If I could compare between the 2017 Teen Choice Awards and the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, which award show was better? Definitely the 2017 MTV VMA’s! Hosted by Katy Perry, the award show took place at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
For those of you who don’t know what the MTV VMA’s are, they are the music awards that honor music and videos released between June 25th, 2016 and June 23rd,2017.
To open the award show, Kendrick Lamar took the stage performing his latest new single “Humble”. Can I be honest with all of you? Kendrick Lamar did a wonderful performance but in my opinion and I know that the fans out there like Kendrick Lamar but for me, his music isn’t that great for my liking. Maybe it’s because that I don’t listen to rap music a lot and that’s okay because everybody has their own opinions and not everyone has to like every single music artist because of their music.
Right after Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran along with Lil Uzi Vert took the stage by storm performing Shape of You from his album called “Divide”. It was a STELLLAR PERFORMANCE!
Immediately after Ed Sheeran’s performance, at first I was like “why is Katy Perry in a space suit?” Then I realized, since the MTV VMA’s went with the theme of Outer Space, I was like “oh that makes sense now.”
Anyways, Katy Perry’s big entrance was SPECTACULAR to see! She stepped out of the smoke and flew around the stage in an astronaut suit that looks somewhat identical to the award statues that are being given out every year at the MTV VMA’s!!!!!!!!!!!!
Following Katy Perry’s GRAND ENTRANCE, Paris Jackson who is Michael Jackson’s daughter, came out and she gave the most inspirational speech about love and unity. She also said in her speech about freedom, peace, using our voices and making a difference in our world every single day. Her speech made an impact in the audience and around the world. It was an awesome and inspirational speech that blew everyone away! Paris Jackson will always be my inspiration and role model because I want to make a change in the world like she did someday.
After the commercial break, Music Artist Hailee Steinfeld gave a beautiful introduction for her friend Julia Michaels. Then, she performed her new hit song “Issues”, which sends out a positive message that Julia Michaels wants her fans to know. The message in that song is “We’re all human and we’re not perfect. We all make mistakes at some point in our lives but we have to learn from our mistakes, own up to them and move on.”
After Julia Michaels performed, we got to see an EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE of Taylor Swift’s new music for her new hit song “Look What You Made Me Do.” In my opinion, after the first time I heard her song, I wasn’t sure if I really liked her song but then the second time around, I loved her song and ever since the second time I listened to Taylor Swift’s song, I’ve been listening to it on repeat for days now. She has a new angle to this song which I like because it shows the fans that people have two sides to their personality. Their good side and the side you don’t want to see. It also has an edgy feel to it which I love the most. When I saw Taylor’s new music video, it made me like her song even more.
After we got to see Taylor Swift’s new music video, Shawn Mendes took the stage performing his latest hit “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back.” HIS PERFORMANCE WAS PHENOMENAL! At the end of his song, he sang really HIGH and it gave me GOOSEBUMPS! I LOVED IT!
Later on in the award show, I saw a different side of Lorde that I have never seen before. She did an amazing, beautiful, creative and unique artistic dance performance to her new song “Homemade Dynamite” as well.
Katy Perry & DJ Khaled went on stage together and did a funny skit about babies, followers and social media. It was HILARIOUS! The fake baby threw up on Katy Perry and it was very funny and interesting.
Then, Fifth Harmony did a SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE of their new hit single “Down” ft Gucci Mane. Although, Camila Cabello left to go on her solo career, Fifth Harmony are still a good band today that will make wonderful songs for their fans in the future.
Shortly after, Ludacris & Olivia Munn came out on stage and did a funny skit together as well about sharing.
Later on in the award show, Jared Leto came on stage and gave a fabulous speech about Chris Cornell from Audioslave & Sound Garden and also Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. These music icons were legendary to so many fans and we will never forget them.
After he gave his speech, there was such an awesome and inspirational tribute to Chester Bennington and Linkin Park.
Miley Cyrus gave an ASTOUNDING, INCREDIBLE and UNFORGETTABLE performance of her new hit song called “Younger Now” which left the audience in amazement.
Demi Lovato was not only partying up in Vegas and rocking out at the Palms Hotel by the pool with a ton of fans in Vegas but she also gave an INCREDIBLE and SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE of her new hit song from this year called “Sorry Not Sorry.” It was AWESOME!
After Demi Lovato’s performance, P!nk came out on stage and did a wonderful mash up performance of her six different songs called: Rockstar, Raise Your Glass, Just Give Me A Reason, F**king Perfect and her new hit song from this year called “What About Us.” It was a breathtaking, beautiful, creative and inspiring performance. She absolutely dominated the stage and left the audience in awe!
Afterwards, Ellen DeGeneres came out on stage and gave a beautiful introductory speech about P!nk and also had the incredible honor of presenting P!nk with the most important and honorable award of the night which is called Michael Jackson’s Video Vanguard Award! Congratulations P!nk! You will always be an inspiration for me and many fans around the world! 🙂 ❤
Kyle came on stage and performed at the VMA’s as well. His performance was very good!
Ed Sheeran received the award for Artist of The Year. Later, Alessia Cara gave us an amazing performance of her hit song called “Scars To Your Beautiful”.
Later on in the award show, Ke$ha came out on stage and gave a beautiful and inspirational speech about kindness, love, truth and how no one out there in the world is ever alone when times get difficult. We all go through rough times in one point or another and we always comfort and support each other. It was an incredible speech that I don’t want to ever forget because it almost brought tears to my eyes.
After Ke$ha’s motivational speech, Logic, along with Alessia Cara gave an inspirational and awesome performance. Logic performed his new song called 1-800-273-8255 which is the hotline phone number for anyone who is having a crisis or emergency in life and needs someone to help them or to be there for them. You are not alone. It was such an amazing, creative, inspiring, united and unique performance that I don’t want to ever forget. It was an unforgettable moment at the 2017 MTV VMA’s that nobody will ever forget. This incredible performance had strong symbolism and it was sending a powerful message out to everyone in the world about diversity, equality, fairness, kindness, love, peace and unity for all.
Depression and Suicide are not something to joke about. These are serious issues that are in the world today and people who go through this need to know that they are never alone.
Everyone absolutely loved the performance! It was such an awesome, inspiring, powerful and unforgettable performance!
Later on in the award show, Khalid won the awards for Best New Artist and Artist to Watch. Lil Yachty introduced Thirty Seconds to Mars and then Thirty Seconds to Mars performed their new hit song from this year called “Walk on Water.” It was an ASTOUNDING AND STELLAR PERFORMANCE!
Vanessa Hudgens also came on stage and introduced some of the nominees and talked for a moment as well.
There were others that came out on stage during the award show who also gave inspirational speeches about what’s currently going on in the world and all of the ongoing issues that have come back into the world recently. One of the people that came out on stage who is a reverend Robert Lee the Fourth who is a descendant of Robert E Lee gave speeches about the issues that are going on in the world and he introduced Heather Heyer’s mother, who came out on stage and bravely talked about her daughters sudden death and the very crucial and ongoing issues in the world today and how we need to stick together as a nation and world and accept each other and diversity and so much more. We need to stop racism and the hatred that is going on in the world right now. This is crucial. We are a nation and world of one love.
Heather’s mother also announced that she would be starting a foundation for Heather and for people in the world who are going through these hard times. The foundation that is being started is in memory of her daugher Heather Heyer which is a non-profit organization called TheHeatherHeyerFoundation.com. This non profit organization is going to be extremely important for people around the world. One of the messages that were being shared at the 2017 VMA’s this year was so inspirational and important, the message was about acceptance and diversity throughout the entire award show this year! It was a top notch award show this year and it was definitely much better than the 2017 Teen Choice Awards- that’s for sure!
Shortly afterwards, DNCE performed with a legend and a music icon that everyone knows, Rod Stewart. Their performance was lit. They absolutely blew the audience away and they absolutely rocked the entire stadium! It was such an amazing, awesome, incredible and inspirational performance that nobody will ever forget!
Earlier on in the award show, Katy Perry also touched on how Music connects us and keeps us together. There is always hope and magic in the world, we just need to have faith and believe in it.
Music gives us hope, music brings us together and most of all it unites all of us. I thought that when she said that it was very inspirational and powerful. I thought it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At the very end of the award show, Kendrick Lamar (*sighs) won the award for Video of The Year with his new hit song from this year called “Humble.” I wasn’t happy with the result because I wanted The Weeknd to win but unfortunately Kendrick Lamar is someone who people like.
To close off the show, Noah Cyrus introduced Katy Perry who then gave us an awesome performance of her new song Swish Swish off of her new album called “Witness” which also featured Nicki Minaj.
The 2017 MTV VMA’s were awesome and they were 100% better than the 2017 Teen Choice Awards! I am looking forward to watching the 2018 MTV VMA’s next year! 🙂
Tune in as I will be writing about the 2017 Emmy’s with Stephen Cobert on September 17th, 2017!
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