Winners emerge at MTV VMAs
IN what has been described as an epic night of music enchanting performances and unpredictable moments, MTV Base, on Sunday, August 24, hosted the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
The awards, which held at the Forum, Inglewood in California, had Beyoncé welcome MTV and the audience to earth- shattering performances of hits from her visual album, Beyoncé.
The singer broke Justin Timberlake’s 2013 record for the longest VMA performance ever. She was joined by her husband, Jay Z and baby, Blue Ivy unexpectedly joining her on stage for a highly emotional moment as her family presented her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
She also won the greatest number of awards of the evening, including Best Collaboration for Drunk in Love and Best Video with a Message” for Pretty Hurts.
Miley Cyrus shocked the world by leaving her twerking ways behind her and delivering a heart-felt message as she took away the Video of the Year award. A former homeless youth in Los Angeles named Jesse took the stage in her place to accept her award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youths in the U.S.
From the side of the stage, Miley teared up watching him make a call to action, directing fans to her Facebook page to join the fight to end youth homelessness. Jesse ended with an emotional quote: “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality.”
Multi-platinum global R&B star, Usher, also delivered a funk-filled performance of his single, Give it to You, bringing the audience to their feet and surprising everyone when Nicki Minaj, once again, returned to join him on the stage during their charged set.
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