It did not disappoint.
The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual clusterf*ck of terrible outfits, questionable performances and Kanye West storming the stage. This year’s VMAs were no exception. Here are the six things worth knowing about.
1. Justin Bieber
The Biebster gets his own entry because of a) his hair and b) his salty, salty tears.
The young stars new ‘do is causing a visceral reaction even among his most ardent fans.
“i keep telling my mom how justin bieber looks disgusting every time hes on camera i wanna barf [sic, sic, sic],” one former Belieber put it eloquently.
Others echoed her sentiments, employing other descriptors such as “vomit”, “throw-up”, “worse than Macklemore’s” and “like Donald Trump’s”.
Bieber wisely covered up with a trucker cap for his performance of his two new singles, but there were other head-scratchers related to that.
Such as, why did he fly? Newly filled with the Christian-chic spirit of Hillsong, the pop star rose in the air with his arms spread in blessing. Was he channelling the Holy Spirit? Also, why was he crying?
Some suggested the tears were because of the hair, but we can’t yet confirm. Other possibilities include his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez doing this during his emotional performance.
2. Rebel Wilson dropped her pants
Doing Australia proud, Rebel Wilson, age unknown, appeared onstage to present the Best Hip Hop Video award wearing a cop costume.
Just when we thought she might say something useful about police brutality in the US, or even something about the new NWA Straight Outta Compton film, she then stripped off to reveal a “Fuck Tha Stripper Police” t-shirt.
“They come to your house. You think you’re getting arrested, and you just get a lap dance and it’s usually uninspired,” Wilson said.
“I hired a police stripper for my grandma’s 80th and he wouldn’t even feel her up…I hate this injustice, hence the shirt.”