Hosted by MTV, The Video Music Awards has been the place of incredible attire (cue Lady Gaga circa 2008,) blow ups on stage (remember Kanye?) and controversial performances-- that's why we love it, right? This year, from remembering Aretha Franklin, to bringing back old jams like Panic! At The Disco, fans were more focused on the guest list. From who was there and why, to who wasn't and where they were instead. This morning while scrolling through Nylon I came across their article, "The VMAs are Dead" which has me wondering, are they?
The short answer is absolutely not, there would certainly be something missing for our world of pop culture and music industry without it. Though the guest list was short of the stars we are most excited to see, many had valid reasons for not appearing. Demi Lovato is still in recovery, after being hospitalized for two weeks, she was then checked into a rehab facility, a more than appropriate excuse to miss the VMAs but some are saying other stars didn't have reasons they found acceptable. Check out THIS article from E! News to see why your favorite stars missed the event.
As for the sound and mic discrepancies, yes, those should have been avoided, but mistakes and accidents do happen and with such a large amount of busy regulars unable to attend this year, MTV did what they could with the performances. With the VMAs being an annual event, the PR and marketing team will have to step it up next year to make up for what some are calling the worst one yet.
Are you conviced the VMAs cannot come back from this years show?
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