If this is what MTV is resorting to to get people to watch their show, then it is a sad day. Although I was entertained by it, and it did draw attention away from that horrible song that Madonna was performing, is this how you want to be known? Also, why was Missy Elliott even there? In related news, there is no way a song as bad as Missy Elliott’s can win video of the year. It is horrible no matter how “cool” the video looks.
I thought all the performances were bad and/or forced last night. I thought Mary J. Blige, who did an incredible job a couple years ago with “No More Drama,” was less than impressive this year. She sounded ok, but I didn’t like the song. 50 Cent sounded sloppy as hell and the Snoop Dogg pimp thing didn’t work that well. Coldplay sounded good, but they didn’t do anything special. Metallica sounded forced with the medley of covers and then their own song sounded just ok. As they were celebrating and dropping confetti from the roof, I wanted to ask them to vaccum it back up and do a better job before celebrating.
As a final note, why was Justin Timberlake on camera all night long? Why did he need to react to everything going on onstage and why did they cut to it for us? Is he the Ed McMahon of the VMA’s? And why did he keep trying to pump us up about Duran Duran getting back together? I liked some of Duran Duran’s music back in the day, but I am probably one of the only ones left who still watches MTV who even remembers them. I guarantee a huge portion of Timberlake’s audience has no idea who they are. They tried so hard but couldn’t overvome the crowd’s growing apathy. It’s really funny, because the producers of MTV really should have read my post from the other day. “You can’t force moments…”