What was the most anticipated portion of the MTV Video Music Awards was also the shortest of the night; the reunion of NSYNC!
After much speculation of are they or aren’t they, the former boy band including JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and the man of the evening Justin Timberlake took the stage for probably a total of three seconds to perform a quick medley of “Girlfriend” and “Bye, Bye, Bye” with choreography from the video and all.
Last week, when word had gotten out that there might be reunion, that’s all that it was at the time; rumors. Many were hoping that Timberlake would finally agree to give the kids from the ’90s something to remember especially when it was the boy band that helped launch him to super stardom, and he did, briefly.
Keep your eyes open because if you blink, you might miss it.
Why the world was still reeling (and probably will never get over) the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke combo that happened last night, Eminem did something that we probably should have expected, but still were surprised; he released a commercial for his much talked about new album.
The trailer might have been quick and to the point, letting fans of the rapper know that his Marshall Mathers LP follow-up, coincidental named, MMLP2 will be released on November 5.
Rick Rubin and Eminem’s always collaborator, Dr. Dre were announced as producers on the new album which comes as no surprise since a few months back, Dr. Dre revealed not only that the new LP would be released by year’s end, but that he was also working on it.
The ad made its presence in one of the many Beats by Dr. Dre commercials and most were wondering what the new song was; many were thinking it was a new Beastie Boys song, but we wrong at the end. An announcement then followed that the snippet of the Beastie Boys-esque song would actually be the rapper’s second single off the album, “Berzerk” which will drop on Tuesday, August 27.
“Berzerk” will be the second single off MMLP2 following last week’s release of “Survival” in the Call of Duty: Ghost trailer.
Could it be true? Could the ’90s officially be making a comeback in 2013?
The way that things are looking, 90s boy band are making a major comeback, perfect for us nostalgic people. First we had New Kids on the Block getting back together to go on tour. Then Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees joined, going on tour with the first two. Recently, we had the Backstreet Boys announced that they would be on tour and releasing a new album in celebration of their 20th anniversary,
Now the rumor is spinning again, claiming that *NSYNC might be reuniting as soon as this weekend.
In the last couple of hours, the consensus is that *NSYNC might be making a reunion happen at MTV’s Video Music Awards this weekend. The award ceremony, or party more like it, celebrates musicians who are the hottest of the bunch during the voting period. Awards are given off based votes, so yes, MTV does occasionally play music.
In the past, there had been the same kind of rumors running around, but they all ended up being squashed because, you know, Justin Timberlake is one of the most busy guys in Hollywood. The New York Post’s Page Six reported that they five guys will be gathering together for a one-off performance, though no confirmations nor denials have been made.
Timberlake will be appearing at the event to receive the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award as well as to perform. Sources report that former bandmates, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Krikpatrick will be joining him on stage.
This year’s line up already features Lady Gaga opening the show, Katy Perry probably performing her new single, “Roar,” Robin Thicke giving us some of his sexy vocals on “Blurred Lines” and many other.
So if *NSYNC are in fact reuniting for a one-off performance, what song do you want them to do? We’re partial to “It’s Gonna Be Me.”
By now, we should not be shocked by the things that come from Kanye West’s mouth; from the way that he acts which screams, “massive ass” to the way he treats paparazzi when they ask him a simple “how are you” question, we all know he’s the king of the asshats.
After the official announcement was made about the nominees for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift hit the Twittersphere to announce her nominations while making reference to her run-in with Kanye on that infamous night in 2009.
In the tweet, the pop star says: “Two VMA nominations!! If you vote and get us one, I promise to keep a firmer grip on the mic this time ;).” Turns out, that was all the ammunition someone needed to release an alleged audio file of the rapper ranting about why he interrupted Swift on that stage.
The person who possessed the audio file shared it with Gawker and claim that it was recorded while the rapper was at dinner with friends at the Corner Bistro in New York, right after the 2009 VMAs. In the recording, you can hear someone who sounds like Kanye explain why he found it necessary to ruin Taylor’s moment.
“Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyoncé! Because I wrote my verse [to “Run This Town”] in two days, Taylor Swift cannot beat Beyoncé. As long as I’m alive! And if I’m alive, kill me then! Kill me then! As long as I’m alive, you gon’ have to deal with it. ‘Cause there ain’t gonna be no more motherf–king Elvises with no James Browns,” he begins.
The voice then continues with complain about how his mother “got arrested for the f**kin’ sit-ins,” and died, tragically, after undergoing plastic in 2008 “for this fame shit.”
But just when think that might have been the end of the alleged rant, the voice goes on to criticize P!nk’s performance, which was before his ta the award show. “How the f–k Pink perform two songs and I didn’t even get asked to perform “Heartless.” “Heartless” is the biggest song of the year!”
Following the incident, and a whole lot of backlash for it, Kanye repeatedly apologized to Taylor about it, but like the arrogant snotball that he is, he took it back. While being interviewed by the New York Times’ Jon Caramanica, he revealed that the apology all came as a result from peer pressure, not from the bottom of his heart.
A source close to the rapper (who by the way was not even present at this supposed dinner), claims that the recording sounds staged, but the truth of the matter is, they couldn’t confirm that it was real either. As of right, the record label has made no comment on this alleged audio file, so let’s just wait and see what happens.
MTV’s Video Music Awards is moving somewhat closer to home for this year’s annual music awards. For the first time in four years, the award show will take place somewhere outside of Los Angeles; Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
The arena, that opened last September is home to the Brooklyn Nets and counts rapper and mega-mogul, Jay-Z as one of its owners.
“From hip-hop to hipsters, Jay-Z to MGMT, Brooklyn musicians have a long history of dominating the ‘spotlight’ on MTV,” Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz said in a recently releases statement.
“Brooklyn is a cultural Mecca – the hippest, coolest place for young people across the country, and has played a crucial role in the careers of some of 2013’s biggest bands, like fun. and the Lumineers. Now, it is only fitting that the first time Brooklyn will ever host a major awards show, we are welcoming the most exciting and talked about spectacle in the music industry . . . I’m so thrilled that I’ll probably get ‘no sleep till Brooklyn’ hosts the VMAs!”
The 30th annunal VMAs will take place on August 25.