Congrats to #KatyAnna for winning the Giffie for Nuttiest Moment at the 2012 VMAs!
Since the idea of waiting a full three days until the 2013 Video Music Awards is literally too much to handle, we're gonna start the trophy-giving early by handing out the Nuttiest Moment Giffie Award!
The Giffies are an awards show within our awards shows hosted on MTV's Tumblr (look out for them on Sunday!) celebrating those rando, possibly missed moments that happen on the fly, and this particular digital Moonman honors those coupla seconds at the 2012 VMAs when we all just LOST IT. In our humble opinion (read: Don't you dare question us), nothing quite topped Rihanna and Katy Perry's total best friends forevaaaaa routine that they had going on -- that bro-down thigh-slapping in particular!
But while #KatyAnna may have taken today's top honor, there are plenty more Nuttiest Moments we'd be idiots not to mention. There's even a Giffie Award in it for you, if you're interested...
Check out the Nuttiest Moment honorable mentions, and find out how you could win the "Crazy Good" Giffie Award.
Just a friendly reminder: Thirty Seconds To Mars ruled the 2010 VMAs!
You know how it's fun to page through your old high school yearbooks? Well, that's EXACTLY what #ThrowBackThursday is like like for us. Except instead of looking at our previous accomplishments, we like to vicariously live through our favorite musicians! And with the 2013 MTV VMAs only FOUR DAYS AWAY (!!!), today we'd like to dedicate today's #tbt to reminiscing about Thirty Seconds To Mars RULING the 2010 VMAs! This is when learning history can actually be fun!
Check our Thirty Seconds To Mars' VMA moments after the jump!
Justin Bieber with a snake is SOOOO Britney Spears' 2001 MTV VMA Performance.
Does the above photo of Justin Bieber wearing a giant yellow snake remind you of something? Something as culturally relevant as Britney Spears' EPIC, PERFECT, FEROCIOUS performance of "I'm A Slave 4 U" at the 2001 VMAs? Oh, it does? Well, DUH!! Call it coincidence, but it kind of seems like Justin's channeling one of Brit's fiercest moments just in time for Sunday's 2013 MTV VMAs! And clearly we're interpreting this as some cosmic message from the gods that this year's VMAs will be one of the best shows ever.
WHY IS THIS SO PERFECT?????
Read more about Justin Bieber's snake after the jump.
Mandy and Marilyn? J. Lo and Trump? It's gonna get WEIRD.
So, the 2013 VMAs on Sunday? Yeah, we're gonna try to keep pretty cool and composed this time, but believe us when we say that we're internally screaming so loud that our lungs are deaf. (#NotHowOrgansWork) There's just so much that goes down at every year's show, from the cutest couples candoodling in the aisles to the crazy red carpet moments -- oh, and let's not forget those super weird celebrity pairings! SO MANY ODD COUPLES. Nothing brings people together quite like the Video Music Awards. It's like an MTV superstar version of an extended-family Thanksgiving, only the role of "Your Aunt Who Gets Drunk And Gives Inappropes Toasts" is played by Ke$ha. LET'S EAT.
With all your famous faves sitting shoulder-to-shoulder, there are more "...Huh, so like WTF could you two possibly have to say to one another?!" moments than we can count. Seriously, how often do Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj exchange fashion tips? Why are Marilyn Manson and Mandy Moore posing like a prom couple? Do you think she's missing him like candy?!?! Guh, it's just that these unexpected VMA odd couples just intrigue, confuse, and LBR kinda arouse us all at once, and THAT'S A LOT TO HANDLE.
While we bubble over in creep-a-licious excitement over who's gonna rub their famous, inter-genre elbows together this year, let's take a look back at some of The Weirdest VMA Celebrity Pairings of all time! Odd couples? PAH, these pairs are so odd, they're EVEN. (#NotHowThatWorksEither)
2.) LIL JON, HILLARY DUFF + JASON BIGGS, 2003: Hot off the heels of "Lizzie McGuire"'s success, Hills had her pick o' the men in the entertainment industry. So, naturally, she set her hunk-seeking sights on... Jason Biggs and Lil Jon? YEAH-UH!
3.) NICKI MINAJ + BEYONCE, 2011: We bet Bey's pretty glad she decided to leave her stuffed-animal whip, graffiti-style Hannibal Lecter face mask, and metallic tutu at home. Boy, would THAT have been embarrassing!
4.) MARILYN MANSON + MANDY MOORE, 2004: First reaction? WTF, lock up your daughters. Second reaction? Maybe Miss Mandy's posin' with the king of shock rock so that she could casually rest her arms near his rib cage -- getting to the bottom of a certain urban legend. Very clever, Mandy. Very clever indeed.
#TBT! Remember when Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus made smooch faces at the 2008 MTV VMAs?
MAJOR #TBT alert!! And also, my oh my how things have CHANGED!! In honor of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, we've curated a collection of seven GLORIOUS photos, documenting that special time when, in 2008, Katy Perry invited a then long-haired and way less twerk-obsessedMiley Cyrus to ride along with her the VMAs.
Catch Fifth Harmony on tonight's VMA all access livestream!
It's still T-minus four days until our minds will be blown by Sunday's VMA ceremony, but thanks to the VMA All Access Experience livestream, you'll be able to keep your VMA jones down to a manageable obsession. Running all day, every day right up until Sunday's red carpet pre-show, we're going LIVE to bring you a nonstop barrage of news updates, performances, interviews, music videos, special Brooklyn features, and more!
Find out more about tonight's VMA all access livestream after the jump.
And speaking of which, how unbearably CUTE was Ariana Grande on tonight's "MTV First" livestream? Not only did the "Right There" singer answer tons of Twitter questions from her adoring Arianators, but she also humbly stood aside for a sec to let one awesome fan rap the lyrics to A$AP Rocky's "F**kin' Problems."
Watch MTV's VMA all access livestream after the jump.
Miley Cyrus' VMA voting rallying cry: "Stay on your toes, hoes!"
As you probably already know, it's been a loooong and harrowing road to decide who will take home the Best Song Of The Summer VMA. I mean, the OPTIONS! It's not exactly like deciding whether you'd like fries or salad with that burger, you know?
Now I happen to love Drake, and what's not to love? He's a nice Jewish boy, he remembers to call his grandmother, he respects authorities, he's serious bros with Khaled (huge plus IMO), and he truly deserves a Canadian Emmy for his fearless portrayal of Wheelchair Jimmy.
In addition to being a Drake expert, I'm also a Brooklyn resident, which is perfect since I'm sure when Drake performs at the VMAs, he's going to need someone to show him around, maybe take him to dinner, protect him from Amanda Bynes, field his texts from The Weeknd, maybe change the sheets. You know. Show him some Brooklyn love. So, here's a guide to the 11 Brooklyn spots I'll take Drake before his VMA performance.
1.) SHAKE SHACK AT FULTON MALL: First, before the date, I'd stress eat my body weight plus the weight of my emotions in burgers. Off to Shake Shack I go!
2.) ADIDAS STORE AT BARCLAYS: I know Drake likes girls in sweatpants, so I'd pick up a pair of sweats at the Barclays Adidas store. So necessary post Shake Shack.
3.) WYTHE HOTEL: Will Drake stay at the Wythe? (Or will he stay at the DRAKE Hotel?) I don't know, but that's where the "cool kids" seem to like to say they go when in Brooklyn, so I'll just assume we're meeting up there. At the very least, I'll spot someone in "Girls" or someone who knows someone who was an extra on the show. I imagine Drake will open the door all like...
4.) UVA WINES: We all know Drake loves wine, so we'll make a stop at Uva Wines in Williamsburg. I'll let Drake pick out a few bottles (Moscato, probz) to be popped later, of course.
5.) SAVED TATTOO: Since we're in Williamsburg, might as well get a tat, right? Let's hit up Saved. Good enough for Marc Jacobs, good enough for us. This would be my first tattoo, so why not go full Zac Efron and get a "YOLO" tattoo, you know?
6.) TEMPLE BETH ELOHIM: Being the guilt-ridden Jew I am (#bornthisway), I'll probably feel bad about getting a tattoo, and Lord knows I'll have a lot of thinking about what to tell my parents, so what better place to work that out than in temple? As a proud Bar Mitzvah boy, Drake probably won't mind stopping by Temple Beth Elohim. I haven't been personally (#moreJewishguilt) since I do my davening up on the Upper West Side, but I've heard this is where you can find all the cool Jews north of Borough Park.
Check out more of my Brooklyn date with Drake before his VMA performance after the jump!