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This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards Were Dedicated to Michael Jackson. And Madonna’s Childhood

Aside from a certain rapper’s outburst, last night’s Video Music Awards were, impressively, quite good. Sure, the barrier wasn’t too high; MTV’s annual tween music fest is usually not worth clogging up your TiVo with. But then there was Pink flying through the sky. Lady Gaga hiding her penis. Beyonce pop-locking her wrist. Janet Jackson dancing with her brother (scroll above clip to 3:35). Oh, and Madonna talking about herself.

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On:           Sep 14, 2009
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  • 12 Comments
    • Lloyd Baltazar
      Lloyd Baltazar

      I Love you Madonna!!!! <3 <3 <3

      Sep 14, 2009 at 11:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • red phone
      red phone

      I thought Madonna’s speech was great. The few moments she “talked about herself” were placed to illustrate how she connected with Michael Jackson and why she cared for him on a real level. But god forbid the woman release one breath without some people bitching about how that breath was cold, or calculated, or old, or self-serving, or whatever.

      Sep 14, 2009 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jake
      Jake

      Seems Madonna slightly fudged her age at the time of her mother’s death to make it fit more nicely into the Michael Jackson comparisons. Madonna was born in August 1958 and her mother died of breast cancer in December 1963, making her 5 years old at the time, not 6. The speech was otherwise not too bad.

      Sep 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      I’m not going to cut corners on this one. Janet’s lip synching really bothered me. The performance felt a bit disjointed. I thought MTV would go all out.She could have at least smiled…sure things have been tough, but she was honoring her brother’s life. A smile would have been nice. And a thank you for your support…

      Sep 14, 2009 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff M
      Geoff M

      I actually thought Madonna did a great job overall. Yeah the beginning was a bit uncomfortable but hey, she is who she is. No surprise Janet lipsynched, her dancing was impeccable and Beyonce? I just don’t get her. Of course Kanye wrapped the whole thing up w/a big egotistical bow. Fun night for MTV.

      Sep 14, 2009 at 1:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlwaysGay
      AlwaysGay

      Janet sounded very strange, like her voice is much lower. I thought Beyonce was great.

      Sep 14, 2009 at 2:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trevez
      Trevez

      How do we know she was lip synching. Her voice sounded much higher like she was angry and you could tell by her facial expressions towards the end. I just it was longer. Oh yeah btw did anyone catch that guy failed at trying to do the infamous lean in front and all he did was bow. LOL

      Sep 14, 2009 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      mtv lives for another year lol

      Sep 14, 2009 at 8:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • V
      V

      BET, y’all need to take a note from MTV: do the tribute the right way!

      Sep 14, 2009 at 9:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justin
      justin

      You Queerty bitches are unimaginative assholes. She was telling a fucking story. Get over yourselves.

      Sep 14, 2009 at 9:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris2XS
      Chris2XS

      I don’t think Jan was lipsynching, for one in the original version of the song she sang lower than most of her songs and she sounded very much live during the performance.

      Sep 15, 2009 at 8:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • st1
      st1

      FBI Sued In Madonna Case

      http://www.judiciaryreport.com/fbi.htm

      Sep 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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