Too Old for the VMAs

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Everyone reaches that age when watching the VMAs makes your eyes hurt because you’re rolling them too much. Miley Cyrus was the host for the VMAs and she did what was expected. She wore crazy outfits, talked about drugs, and whipped her long ponytail. Oh Miley!

The craziness continued throughout the show. During the opening of the VMAs, Taylor Swift appeared on stage with Nicki Minaj smashing the beef that filled all of our Twitter feeds. Rebel Wilson made a joke about the hating the stripper police. Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus and then Miley Cryus got mad and whipped her ponytail again.

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Sunday night, there was a lot happening on stage at the VMAs. After the second Miley skit, I realized that I have reached that age where I am too old for the VMAs. Right now, my eyes are resting underneath an eye-mask after last night. When I was younger, a music performance and an edgy joke could distract me from the serious issues happening.

I get it. The VMAs are supposed to be fun. There needs to be something exciting happening so that people have something to talk about. Ratings fuel these award shows. If the award show is crazy, then it’s more likely to be remembered years from now. There’s probably an article floating somewhere that’s ranking the craziness of Miley Cyrus’s outfits.

However, the cast of Empire was right when saying that music can spread social messages. Don’t get me wrong, the beefs are fun to watch and write about, but at the end of the day, in the words of Kanye West, this stuff is for the kids. Miley’s fashion is sparkly and edgy. The seflies are fun to like, but when lives are being lost and discriminated against, every opportunity is one for social change and justice.

The Best Dressed Ladies of The 2014 American Music Awards: Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez and More

The 2014 American Music Awards went down last night. And while the actual award show may have been hit or miss, these ladies worked the life out of the red carpet with these looks. Check out the red carpet life given by Selena Gomez, Jhene Aiko, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez.

 

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Nicki Minaj always brings it to the red carpet and this time was not an exception. Ahead of her December 15 release of The Pinkprint, the “Bed of Lies” rapper strutted down the arrival path in a black Alexander Wang pleated mini dress and Manolo Blahnik heels

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Jennifer Lopez rocked the red carpet in a strappy Reem Acra number with Christian Louboutin heels and earrings from Norman Silverman Diamonds

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We must say that no Bieber works for former Disney star, Selena Gomez. She looked elegant in a Giorgio Armani Prive black silk gown with long sleeves and a low-cut back. Her jewelry was courtesy of Neil Lane.

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Souled Out singer, Jhene Aiko hit the red carpet for the first time in a gorgeous  copper-colored Alice+Olivia ball gown.

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“Black-ish” mom, Tracee Ellis Ross looked absolutely stunning in a black, long-sleeved velvet dress with Louboutin heels and perfect top knot.  Who expected this cutout back  after the turtleneck in the front. She worked it.

 

Who had your favorite look of the night?

The End of It All? The Carters Release a Statement!

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Has the Carter-Knowles camp finally had enough? After an exciting week of Instagram shade and conspiracy theories on what what caused the infamous elevator fight between the siblings, it seems that it has all come to a head. The family released a statement via the Associated Press yesterday in an effort to squash all the hostility.

“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. “

I guess I’ll use this time to get my memes in before it’s over.

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Had to do it. I’m done.

The trio’s statement continues:

“They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family. The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”

Well, I guess that means it’s over. In the days since the video of Solange’s Met Gala rage fit hit the internet, the Standard Hotel in NYC has found the employee who leaked the footage and fired them.  Celebrities are humans with feelings and frustrations just like the rest of us.  Good for them, trying to move on from one of the strangest situations we’ve ever seen. Lesson learned: Elevators are not the place to air out your grievances with others because somebody is  watching.

 

Nicki Minaj, Lupita Nyong’o, Rihanna All Stun At the MTV Movie Awards

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The 2014 MTV Movie Awards aired last night in Hollywood and folks showed up and showed out on these outfits. Nicki Minaj decided to give her usual taste-the-rainbow- outfits a break in favor of a form-fitting black Alexander Mcqueen gown. And I absolutely adore her makeup here! The minimalist look really suits her. I guess she wants to be taken more seriously since she’s about to make her feature film debut in Cameron Diaz’s comedy, “The Other Woman. It’s a good look, honey. I hope she keeps it up. Speaking of the rainbow, the ever-so-stylish Lupita Nyong’o sported a Chanel dress that seemed to be inspired by Easter candy, but I don’t hate it. It’s very ladylike and fun, rather than overdone. I especially love the shoes. She was in the running for Best Female Performance but lost to Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence. Rihanna took home the award for Best Cameo for her part in This is the End. (I admit to only watching the movie because she was swallowed into the earth.) Guess it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you look good doing it.

Check out the fashion slayage down below.

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