2014 MTV Video Music Awards

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Transformation Tuesday: Nicki Minaj

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Only five years ago, Nicki Minaj was showing up to red carpets nearly unrecognizable to what she looks like today. Minaj broke all fashion barriers by wearing loud neon colors and sky-high wigs to match her feisty, chart-topping singles. Fast forward to 2014, and she’s toned down the theatrics to showcase her natural beauty.

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Nicki vs. Miley: Who Put Twerking To Bed?

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards continued a trend that Miley Cyrus tongue-thrusted into mainstream culture during last year’s show: Twerking. The latest pop diva to twerk it out is Nicki Minajwho mystified us with her ah-mazing derrière last night while performing her new hit “Anaconda.” So which one of these fierce ladies twerked it so hard that all others should just retire and never dip it low again? We’ve broken down the stats, and the results may surprise you. 

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2014 MTV VMA Arm Candy: The Cutest Red Carpet Duets

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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards’ red carpet is the perfect place for celebs to show off gorgeous arm candy. And wowza, did these stars deliver. Everyone from Victoria Justice to Iggy Azalea brought along a sexy squeeze for moral support and (let’s be real) to have an amazing time at the craziest awards show ever. Which famous pairs graced this year’s pre-show?

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2014 VMAs: The Worst Dressed Celebs On The Red Carpet

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The MTV Video Music Awards have yielded many celebs whose red carpet fashions wound up on our worst-dressed list, and this year’s show is no exception. How do these fashion flubs stack up against fails from previous years?

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The Worst Performance Outfits In VMA History

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Tomorrow’s MTV Video Music Awards will feature 2014’s hottest performances. However, if history has taught us anything, it’s that artists can bring down the house while making egregious fashion fails. Miley Cyrus twerked her way toward infamy last year, yet her forgettable ensemble looked like it came from a retailer’s discount bin. In the `90s, Marilyn Manson disturbed us with leather and mesh, while Paula Abdul doubled down on using rhinestones.

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Why the ’99 MTV VMAs Are the Best VMAs

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With the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards just days away, we are looking back on some of our favorite moments and highlights from the past 30 years of the ceremony honoring the best of music video world. While there have been a number of ups and downs, no iteration of the VMAs surpasses the 1999 ceremony. It was — hands down, no argument — the best. The year itself was one of the best for music with the introduction of Jennifer Lopez’s singing career, the explosion of TRL, and the return of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

With all of that in mind, the MTV had a lot to celebrate. Led by Chris Rock, the last ceremony of the ‘90s turned out to be the last great VMAs. It had everything from Diana Ross jiggling Lil Kim’s boob to Lauryn Hill winning Video of the Year.

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1984 Vs. 2014: Which Year Ruled Harder For These Music Icons?

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A lot can change in 30 years. On the night of September 14th, 1984, sexy Material Girl Madonna took the stage for her career making performance of “Like A Virgin” at the MTV Video Music Awards. Thousands of miles away that same night, Henry Rollins and his seminal hardcore band Black Flag played a chaotic set on the wrong side of Tijuana in some forgotten dive. Nowadays Rollins is a revered punk rock elder and hosts shows on The History Channel while Madge struggles to remain relevant in the high-speed modern music marketplace. Some of music’s biggest names were operating on the margins of the music industry in 1984 while the hitmakers of that era often find their heyday behind them. Read more…