By MESFIN FEKADU
AP Music Author
Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still possessed the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
The 22-year-old wild child flashed among her busts, wore clothing that revealed most of her skin, traded words with Nicki Minaj and closed the show with an efficiency of a new song about cannabis.
But it didn’t end there: The singer came backstage with a lit joint and passed it around.
“I have actually been doing this (expletive) for a while,” she said. “Because you’re all my pals, and my song is kinda, sorta about the love of cannabis and the love of humankind, I brought a little joint if anyone would like any. Any individual?” (It was not instantly known whether Cyrus has a license to make use of marijuana lawfully for medical functions.)
Cyrus also presented for pictures clutching a moon man prize and passed out avocadoes to professional photographers and press reporters.
“I didn’t in fact win among these,” she said of her trophy. “They just give it to you free of charge due to the fact that you host, so that I just wished to clarify.”
Sunday’s program comes after Cyrus took the night at the 2013 VMAs when she twerked on Robin Thicke, triggering a frenzy. At last year’s program, she won video of the year for “Wrecking Ball.”
However at the 2015 VMAs, Cyrus struck a more controversial stride when she revealed one of her busts.
“MTV isn’t under the authority of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), so MTV would not undergo any broadcast decency fines for that, however if I were a sponsor for the VMAs, I ‘d most likely be quite outraged,” Melissa Henson, director of grassroots education and advocacy for the Parents Tv Council, stated in a phone interview with The Associated Press after the VMAs.
“Specifically since they identified it as TV-14, so they’re telling father and mothers, ‘OK, this is OKAY for your 14-year-old to enjoy.'”
Henson added that she wasn’t sure if Cyrus’ breast reveal was “an accident or not, but it’s pretty clear … she was definitely strolling that border of getting extremely close to revealing most if not all of her busts, many if not all of her crotch location” with her range of attire.
MTV said the clip will be removed from all future broadcasts.
West admitted he “rolled up a little something” before rattling on onstage after accepting the Michael Jackson Video Lead Award from Swift.
He covered a variety of subjects in almost 13 minutes: He bashed MTV, apologized to Swift for taking her microphone in 2009 and asserted he would run for president in 2020. He also confessed, “I don’t understand awards programs,” and stated he was upset that Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley lost album of the year to the Dixie Chicks at the 2007 Grammy Awards.
Swift, who won video of the year for “Bad Blood,” left the awards show drama-free. She was gracious as she handed West his award and stood close to Kim Kardashian as the rap artist grew wordy onstage. She likewise signed up with Minaj during the rap artist’s opening set to sing “The Night Is Still Young” and “Bad Blood.” They used comparable red outfits and doned with a hug.
However Minaj had another bone to choose at the show – with Cyrus.
Minaj called out the singer after winning finest hip-hop video for “Anaconda”: “And now back to this (curse) that had a lot to state about me a lot in the press. Miley, what’s excellent?”
The video cameras cut to Cyrus, who fired back with “all of us know how they control” words during interviews, referencing a pre-VMAs interview in The New york city Times. Then Cyrus informed the reader about voting for the artist to watch classification, which later on was awarded to Fetty Wap.
“I lost this award in 2008 and I was great with it. Whatever! Due to the fact that it’s no big deal. It’s just an award and I persisted,” she shouted, appearing to look into at Minaj.
In the recent interview, Cyrus slammed Minaj for her “pop star war” with Swift that started in July.
“Congratulations Nicki,” Cyrus ended.
The VMAs, though greatly concentrated on antics and wild minutes, had some unforgettable musical minutes, too.
Tori Kelly was a vocal powerhouse throughout her performance of “Should’ve Been United states,” ending in a cappella to a rousing applause. The Weeknd’s smoky performance of “Cannot Feel My Face” was energetic and smooth, and even West, Swift and Selena Gomez got out of the chairs to dance to the upbeat track. And Demi Lovato brought an attractive vibe when she sang her anthemic “Cool for the Summertime” outdoors with background dancers putting on bright colors that contributed to the song’s summer-feel.
Even Bieber’s go back to the big phase was favorable, and by the end of it he was emotional onstage and cried.
And, remarkably, Cyrus ended the night with music news: She revealed the free release of her brand-new cd, “Miley Cyrus & & Her Dead Petz.”
AP entertainment writer in Derrik Lang contributed to this report from L.a.
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