The Queen Bey may only be nominated for one VMA (Best Video with a Social Message), her presence can be felt in this year’s nominees for Best Female Video. What’s even more strange is how Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna all took the master class in Beyonce by channeling “Me, Myself and I,” which was nominated for a 2004 VMA for Best R&B Video. While the video didn’t take home the Moonman that year, it did lay the ground work for future nominees.
If you don’t remember the “Me, Myself and I” video then watch it now.
There are so many great things happening in this video: the reverse narrative, Bey’s great hair (looks like her latest look), peacocks(!), drama. Let’s see what lessons the nominees learned.
1. Begin your video with the end.
Spoiler Alert: You know how this story ends. But the fun part is learning how we got there. Taylor Swift knows that and that’s why she channeled her inner-Bey in “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Sadly, she didn’t take it to the next level and film it backwards.