Britney Spears divides opinion with VMAs comeback

Carla Harmon
August 30, 2016

It is an MTV production after all. I'm always wishing for Beyonce to win, so.

The reigning queen of pop performed five songs from her visual album Lemonade and absolutely crushed it. There was even a literal mic drop at the end.

Also read - MTV VMA 2016 was all about Beyonce. West, of course, took this time to talk about his long-lived feud with Taylor Swift.

Also seen naked with West in the video are Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, known for his hardline anti-immigration stance, and fashion editor Anna Wintour.

A smiling Rihanna during Drake's speech.


Rihanna's final performance of Stay, Diamonds and Love On The Brain.

It was perhaps the best moment at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards when Drake got on stage with Rihanna, holding the golden Moon Man Vanguard Award to present to her. Madison Square Garden was roaring with applause. "She's a living, breathing legend in our industry, ladies and gentleman, the recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for 2016, Rihanna".

He said that she was someone he had been in love with since he was 22 years old.

The 34-year-old performed "Make Me" from her new album "Glory" but faced criticism on social media for lip-syncing on stage - and doing it badly.

The "Toxic" singer admitted earlier this week she was nervous to make her return to the VMAs after a much-criticized last appearance in 2007.


Art direction: David Bowie, "Blackstar" (Jan Houllevigue). The music video, which shows him looking frail in bed with bandaged eyes, was released just days before the icon's Jan 10 death.

Carefully choreographed and beautifully sung, the lengthy performance - which strung together bits of Pray You Catch Me, Hold Up, Sorry, Don't Hurt Yourself and Formation - touched on police violence, romantic infidelity and motherly love as Beyonce criss-crossed Madison Square Garden in a fur coat and wielding a baseball bat, glaring at the camera, then breaking into her trademark million-watt grin.

Despite the somewhat lacklustre response to Britney's VMAs comeback, the singer appeared happy with her performance. Jimmy Fallon, who presented video of the year, dressed as Ryan Lochte and even sported the platinum blonde hair.

The video for "Formation", directed by Melina Matsoukas, had offered solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality with officers portrayed raising their hands as if under arrest.


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