Who Owned It? Best Of The VMA Performances

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VMA performances

Eminem and Rihanna, Drake, Swizz Beatz and Mary J Blige, Usher, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, B.O.B. and Kanye West all performed at last night’s 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, but who owned it?

Keep reading for a quick recap of each performance, don’t forget to vote at the end!

Eminem and Rihanna's performance

Eminem and Rihanna

Rihanna told MTV she wouldn’t be able to attend the VMA’s because she was taping “Battleship” in Hawaii. Did her surprise appearance take Em’s opening performance up a notch?

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Drake Swizz Beatz and Mary J. Blige

Drake recruited Swizz Beatz and Mary J. Blige for his \”Fancy\” performance

Drizzy recruited Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz for his set. They executed a “Fancy” stage show but was he upstaged by his spastic right hand dance???

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Justin Bieber VMA's

Justin Bieber

After teenybopping his way to the top of the food chain, Bieber’s VMA performance unleashed “Bieber Fever” in the audience. The kid is nice with the drum kit too!

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Usher VMA's

Usher

Usher performed a dance heavy set complete with gyrotronic light show, sacrificing some of his live vocals in the process.

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Taylor Swift VMA's

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s performance was a nod to last year’s Kanye debacle that included the line “32 and still growing up … who you are is not what you did, you’re still an innocent.” But was she offkey?

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Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine

We never really heard of Florence and the Machine before last night, but dayuuum that Florence sure can blow!

B.O.B. and Haley Williams

B.O.B. and Haley Williams

B.O.B. and Haley Williams from Paramore hit the stage to perform “Airplanes”. Did their youthful energy outshine the other acts?

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Kanye West

Kanye West

Kanye West donned an all red suit for his “toast to the a$$holes” — Runaway. He also incorporated new G.O.O.D. music signee Pusha T to close the night.

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Comments

  • Dr Black

    Usher sealed the deal, as was apparent by the standing ovation

  • ladolcevita

    Linkin Park, Florence and the Machine and Usher

    • MizzW

      I agree with the choices that you already stated but also I like Taylor Swift, Paramore, B.O.B. and Bruno Mars

    • B3 Fearless

      I agree with the 3 u mentioned. I LOVED Linkin Park’s performance.

      And after seeing Usher’s performance I definitely will get a ticket to his concert.

      I also liked B.O.B.’s performance cuz I love the song “Airplanes,” Kanye did his thing and MJB tore it up and help Drake have a good performance.

      I didn’t understand the point of having Swizz Beatz up there with him. All he did was fake playing the piano.

    • badd

      Yesss ! I was sooo confused as to why Swizz Beatz was up there.
      Just because he’s now with Alicia Keys them let him get
      in all kinds of things…smh.
      Florence & the Machine were the best !!!!
      Rihanna looked & sounded horrible.
      & she didn’t do ANYTHING on stage.
      Nicki Minaj..O.o
      …went completely Katy Perry
      her performance (& the song)
      was garbage.
      I know that they are happy they
      booked her for the pre-show..they need to
      get their money back for that shit.
      But Taylor was good..she’s such a sweet girl.
      Kanye was good too. It think his
      performance was overrated but still good.

    • olu

      swizz produced the song. swizz is on the song. why wouldnt he be up there?

      think before you write my people..

  • nana

    Kanye and florence and the machine hands down! Toast to the douchebags! Lol.Rihanna was garbage as usual, usher lipsynched, and swiss beatz was looking like a 1922’s doorman. Team kanye all day

    • kalifa

      co sign 100%

  • Glok.... Secret Society got they fukn eye on me!

    NONE OF THEM SATANIC DEVILS OWNED IT …THAT BEST SATANIC ACT WAS FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE …. B.O.B AND BEAUTIFUL GALZ WAS THE HIGHLIGHT,..CUZ I BELIEVE IN AIRPLANES AND BRIGHT LIGHTS AND SHOOTING STARz I COULD REALLY USE A WISH RIGHT NOW!!

  • uptowngirl

    Kanye

  • Malika Craig

    Riri Can’t sing at all I don’t know why she is famous. Kanye seal the deal luv it. luv ya kanye.

    • omg

      thank you for saying that thought i was the only person that wasn’t deaf.

    • Child Please

      Malika, you’re after my heart. Anyone who realizes that Rhianna should be sitting at home looking at the awards show, is a friend of mine.

      I can’t stand Rhianna.

  • JaNa'e

    i just dont understand the hype over taylor swift because she sure as hell didn’t put on much of a show

    rihanna….*sigh* we ALL KNEW SHE COULDNT SING WORTH A DAMN LIVE!!! she couldnt back in the day and she never will, end of damn story. her voice strained everytime she tried to hit the high note. ON A SIDE NOTE: WTF WAS THAT ON HER HEAD?! she looked like a used tampon

    and kanye looked like santa claus and mr. t’s love child

    ON A POSITIVE NOTE: mary j blige was amazing!! and i’d never heard of florence and the machine before last night but she had the best performance, her voice was so beautiful

    • o gee u fareal?

      oh shush wid all ur critique, do u think ur opinion make or break these stars?? ugrh

      haters= undercover fans

  • stereosteve

    Whoa! T. Swift was “offkey” but Flo & the Dream Machine “sure can blow”???? From a musician/dj standpoint, y’all should possibly stick to gossip & fashion. That is all

  • Its pretty simple

    definitley Usher

  • Glok.... Secret Society got they fukn eye on me!

    HEY MYTSRI
    HOW DID YOU MISS THAT GIGANTIC HORUS EYE IN THE STAGE WITH ALL ITS ILLUMINATI STROBE BEAMS ..HUH?

    • Glok.... Secret Society got they fukn eye on me!

      YES LOVE THIS YR ..FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE WAS SPINNING IN IT AND EVERY PERFORMER WAS STANDING DEAD IN THE PUPIL ..GET IT? …PUPIL NEW ARTIST RITUAL THIS YR!

  • Ebony

    I’m so sick of usher copying Michael Jackson he did a kick, a crotch grab and at the end the Jesus pose all moves of MJ. He needs to get his own and stop biting Michael Jackson’s.

    • mekamac

      you right but at least usher can sing & dance its better than that other clown TRYING to imitate MJ crying all over the place like a little bytch so ill take usher anyday

  • Glok.... Secret Society got they fukn eye on me!

    JUSTIN BEEVER RITUAL WAS HE BECAME CHRIS BROWN …ANS BECAME THE NEW BLK SENSATION ..URSHER RAYMOND YOU SUL OUT …DID YOU ET C BRIZZY UP SO HE DONT TAKE YOUR SPOT ..AND PUT UP BEEVER IN HIS STEAD ..YOUR LIL SWIRL PROTEGE!?

    • Glok.... Secret Society got they fukn eye on me!

      OLD OUT RAYMOND!

  • Isis

    Drake with Queen Mary!! Loved it!!!!!!!!

  • n_satiable

    Rihanna’s appearance was about as much a surprise as Bruno’s butt in Eminem’s face last year. Only an idiot would think she wasn’t going to show up.

    • Glok.... Secret Society got they fukn eye on me!

      DID THAT LAME BYTCH THINK THE CROWD WAS GOING TO ROAR WHEN THE CAMERA HIT HER SILLY LOOKING AZZ?

  • mekamac

    kanye should have crashed the stage again cause that taylor swift cant sing to save her life she sounds terrible

    • cindy

      yes
      taylor is going down
      tayl is trying to beg for help and smite kany in one shot
      tay going down
      tay was terrible
      forget tayl

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