It’s time for the MTV VMA’s again! I’m really looking forward to performances by Adele, Beyoncé and Kanye West & Jay-Z and I really can’t wait to see the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All crew presenting an award. I predict lots of “WOLF GANG” shout outs! Here’s all info about the show, the nominees and who I want to win (bold): Continue reading TODAY: MTV Video Music Awards 2011 – My Winners→
Beyoncé and Rihanna both released videos of their new songs today. So here are Rihanna’s “Cheers (Drink to that)”, with guest roles by Avril Lavigne, Cee-Lo Green, Kanye West and Jay-Z, and Beyoncé’s power ballad “1+1”:
10. Fiona Apple – Criminal
In her 1997 music video for “Criminal,” an emaciated Fiona Apple, surrounded by what appear to be tranquilized models, undresses as she croons lyrics like “I’ve been a bad, bad girl.” Apple’s appearance, described by the New Yorker as being similar to that of an “underfed Calvin Klein model,” spurred accusations that the video promoted a “heroin chic” and had “overtones of child porn.” Taking a fiercely uncompromising stance against her critics, Apple said, as she accepted her MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist later that year, “Everybody out there that’s watching … this world is bullshit and you shouldn’t model your life about what you think that we think is cool.
9. Christina Aguilera – Dirrty
This 2002 song from Christina Aguilera’s album Stripped had plenty of raunch and chaps, but it was a message hidden to most that raised a flag — in Thailand. Amid the grinding, suggestive hand motions and scant clothing are signs that hint at illegal sex trafficking in Thailand in the background as Aguilera dances in a boxing ring. Translated from Thai, the signs read “Thailand’s sex tourism” and “Young underage girls.” While Aguilera’s record label contended the singer had no idea what the signs meant when translated, Thailand banned the video from airing in the country. Continue reading Top 10 Controversial Music Videos→
The video for Rihanna’s new single “Man Down” was premiered yesterday and it’s absolutely stunning! The plot is brilliant and the exotic imagery is breathtaking. Best Rihanna video in my opinion and very refreshing after S&M nonsense-video.