411 | MTV VMA Nominees Announced

September 13th is the set date to see who gets the coveted Moonmen this year. But by the looks of the nominations (& the host) I won't be tuning in at all. Eminem and Kanye rank the most nominations with four each, including nods for Video of the Year with "We Made You" and "Love Lockdown." Really!?!?! I've seen a 1/4 of Em's video since its debut, and West had much better videos and singles with "Heartless" and "Welcome to Heartbreak." The only vid worthy of this title is Bey's "Single Ladies" which should win. There hadn't been a video that exciting in pop culture since Soulja Boy's "Crank That."
Other dishonorable mentions:
  • Best Choreography nominees include PCD's taudry remake of Slumdog's "Jai Ho;" and, Kristina DeBarge for "Goodbye." WTF. This will go to Mrs. Carter as well.
  • Best Male Video gathers 2/4 of the Rap Pack ("D.O.A." & "Live Your Life"), Mr. West and Marshall, and finally Ne-Yo for "Miss Independent." No "Pretty Wings" or even "Blame It?" I don't understand. Or maybe I'm not suppose to.
If I ran the VMAs, it'd look a little something like this:
Video of the Year
  • Mims "Move (If U Wanna)" - He may not have the lyrical prowess of Em or West, but the video was a staple of this year. Very different.
  • Kanye West "Heartless" - The most rap-like track off of 808s & Heartbreak, West animated his broken heart into a Dear Jane letter to his ex.
  • Beyonce "Single Ladies" - WINNER. Everybody from Justin Timberlake to Joe Jonas impersonated the video of the year.
  • Lady Gaga "Beautiful Dirty Rich" My favorite video from our gen's Madonna.
  • Maxwell "Pretty Wings" - Eight years out of the game, and one single covets you a #1 debut. Did this even get MTV airplay? He'd also be nominated for Best Male Video.
Other thoughts: Lady GaGa should get Best New Artist unless Drake wheels in with a steal. Britney Spears shouldn't anything because of the goof of last year winning VOTY. P-UH-LEASE.


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