As you're probably aware, last night was the MTV Video Music Awards. Lots of big things happened!
Katy Perry wore a Tetris cube on her head! Nicki Minaj looked like gaudy, trailer park Christmas tree ornament! Lady Gaga looked like a man (surprise?)! Jay-Z and Lil Wayne didn't come to blows! Kanye didn't do anything too obnoxiously Kanye-esque! Oh, and Beyonce announced she's pregnant! Twitter was quite alive with references to her "carrying destiny's child" and Jay-Z now having "999 problems"!
With all those story arcs and distractions competing for the limelight, it hard to believe that anyone could buckle down and pay attention to, like, the music; the so-called "reason" for the VMAs in the first place. But here's two watershed moments from the show worth discussing around the water cooler today: Hova took the stage with Kanye for a "surprise" performance of "Otis," marking the first time the single off "Watch the Thrones" was publicly performed. Weezy -- polka dot pants and all -- ended the show with two songs off "Carter IV": a strange live auto-tune of "How to Love" before breaking into "John (If I Die Today)," minus Rick Ross but backed by a live studio rock band noodling Black Sabbath's "Iron Man." In case you missed it, watch the two performances below. Which was better? Personally, I'm saying Jay and 'Ye all day, but let us know what you think in the comments.
Kanye West And Jay-Z Perform "Otis"
Lil Wayne Performs "How To Love" And "John"
Oh, and how about Tyler the Creator's mom? What a cool cat.