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  • Beyonce Brings 'Mothers of the Movement' to VMAs August 29, 2016
    When Beyoncé appeared on the red carpet before Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, she brought several guests with her: Lezley McSpadden, Gwen Carr, Wanda Johnson and Sybrina Fulton — the mothers of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, respectively. All four men were murdered, with Brown, This article originally appeared on […]
  • Read Kanye West's Wide-Ranging VMAs Speech August 29, 2016
    One of the most anticipated moments at the MTV Video Music Awards was Kanye West's predictably unpredictable speech: four minutes of on-air freedom. The rapper moved easily from topic to topic, addressing the high murder rate in Chicago, calling P. Diddy his idol and defending his right to aspire to the artistry of This article originally […]
  • Watch Beyonce's Epic, Soulful 'Lemonade' Medley at VMAs August 29, 2016
    Beyoncé celebrated the Year of Lemonade with a striking, emotive performance of tracks from the LP on Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. Her landmark record, released as a visual album on HBO earlier this year, garnered an impressive 11 nominations at the Video Music Awards including one for BreakthroThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: […]
  • Watch Britney Spears, G-Eazy's Fiery 'Make Me' VMA Performance August 29, 2016
    Britney Spears stormed the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Sunday night, performing her scintillating new single "Make Me" from her recently released seventh album Glory. She enlisted rapper and collaborator G-Eazy to help her celebrate the track live. Spears started the performancThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Britney Spears, G-Eazy's Fiery 'Make Me' VMA […]
  • Kanye West Talks Steve Jobs, Chicago Murder Rate at VMAs August 29, 2016
    One of the most anticipated moments at the MTV Video Music Awards was Kanye West's predictably unpredictable speech: four minutes of on-air freedom. The rapper took the stage clad in white as his track "Famous" blared in the background. He then delivered a meandering, wide-ranging address before This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Kanye West Talks […]
  • See Kanye West's 'Flashdance'-Inspired 'Fade' Video August 29, 2016
    Kanye West took advantage of the attention surrounding Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards to debut the video for "Fade." The visual features the singer Teyana Taylor and her husband, the NBA player Iman Shumpert. In the clip, which premiered exclusively on Tidal, Taylor executes a serThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See Kanye West's 'Flashdance'-Inspired […]
  • Watch Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj's Seductive VMAs Performance August 29, 2016
    Ariana Grande was nominated in five different categories at MTV's 2016 Video Music Awards and celebrated her formidable new album Dangerous Woman onstage with rapper Nicki Minaj. The duo performed a rousing rendition of GrThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj's Seductive VMAs Performance
  • Rihanna Salutes Dance, Caribbean Music in Sultry VMA Performances August 29, 2016
    Rihanna's mastery of the music video is the theme of the 2016 Video Music Awards, where the Barbadian pop singer is the recipient of the penultimate prize, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. The singer performed four separate medleys celebrating various genres throughout the show.Rihanna opened theThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Rihanna Salutes Dance, […]
  • MTV VMAs 2016: The Complete Winners List August 29, 2016
    With all the memorable performances during the Video Music Awards, it's easy to overlook that MTV gives out actual awards during the show. Rihanna will receive the Video Vanguard Award, but Beyonce and Adele lead the nominee pack. Here's the full rundown of the evening's winneThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: MTV VMAs 2016: The […]
  • On the Charts: Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' Soars to Number One August 28, 2016
    Frank Ocean's much-anticipated new LP Blonde soared to Number One in its debut week as the album formerly known as Boys Don't Cry sold 276,000 in its debut, earning it the third-best opening sales week of This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: On the Charts: Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' Soars to Number One