Who Owned It? Best Of The VMA Performances

- By Bossip Staff

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!

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    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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    • 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.

    • wordsworth

      2 things –
      1. if you type in ALLCAPS no one will read it.

      2. your first sentence revealed you to be a paranoid idiot… or a science fiction author. That’s where is stopped reading

    • 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!!!!!!!!

    • Mystyri

      @ WORDSWORTH

      1: YET, YOU ATTEMPTED TO READ IT. INFACT, YOU DIDN’T SAY YOU DIDNT READ IT BECAUSE OF THE CAPS BUT BECAUSE OF #

      2: “A SCIENCE FICTION AUTHOR” –YET, YOUR NAME IS WORDSWORTH?????

      IF I’M AN IDIOT, THEN IT TAKES AN IDIOT TO GET A DOCTORATE. LOL

    • 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

    • Oh well...

      Em and rih, kanye and Florence the machine.

    • brix

      OMGosh! I wish. Its like when Pharrell first came out singing with that damn falsetto. Eww..

    • kalifa

      you claim to have a doctorate yet you’re always on a gossip website making comments with the rest of us commoners with GED’s…..

      shouldnt you be off saving the world or at least enlightening people who WANT to be enlightened….

      we simple folks like to banter amongst ourselves…..take your doctorate to cnn’s website and comment on issues that you are aptly qualified to comment on.

    • deelucious

      *sigh* Not that bullsh*t again? Give it a rest. No ome is taking over the world ok? And by the time anyone is able to do that we’d all have died from old age by then anyway.

    • Peppa

      I think Usher did the best last night, he was amazing. Andhis production team are geniuses. Did you guys see the angles the camera men did for his show. Awesome. Chris Brown has a few years to go before he is as polished.

      Taylor is just non talented plain and simple. No debth no nothing. I don’t get it. And I don’t get how Eminem keeps winning these awards. His songs are cool, but his vids are just plain. Once again I don’t get it. (((I DON’T GET IT IS CODE FOR “WHITE OWN INDUSTRY”

    • Dr Black

      @Jay Rock……..

      WHy do you and peiople like you keep talking to us about some Illuminati. We have no interest in your opinion about who worships what. These entertainers have no clue as to what you guys are talking about. They do things for fashion, advertisement, and just fads. Not everyone who wears a Hevy Metal T-shirt worships the devil no more than everyone who goes to church worships God. Live and let live. You all act like you know these people’s hearts. STOP JUDGING. And if yu claim you are not judging then STOP WORRYING ABOUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW DARN WELL YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

      • Mystyri

        @ DR BLACK,

        WHAT DO YOU MEAN PPL LIKE JAY ROCK?!

        WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE LIKE ME TOO?!

        HAHAHAHA!

        THESE PPL ARE SATANIC! DO YOUR RESEARCH ON ALL THE SYMBOLS AND THINGS THAT MADE YOU GIVE A SIDE EYE!

      • GET OUT

        @mystyri

        you need a day job. you’re a paranoid fantasist with too much time to waste on a blog.

        your ranting isnt convincing anyone of anything other than the fact you have no understanding of how the world works or how a conspiracy actually works. If there was truly a plot to get you do think they would reveal it with symbols to the point where a dummy like you could figure it out?

      • Mystyri

        “If there was truly a plot to get you do think they would reveal it with symbols to the point where a dummy like you could figure it out?”

        CURRENTLY, YES. AT THE END OF TIMES, EVIL WILL SHOW FACE.

        AND THIS IS MY DAY JOB. I’M WELL AT IT. HAHAHA!

    • sunflower

      Kanyes song runaway will be real popular LATER. It will probably be a theme song for a news segment or at year end when tv does a recap of messed up people and events from the past year. I think this song is ahead of its time it will definitely be a huge bar/ karoyoke(?) Hit and Possibly a male anthem. It could be the theme song for fox news the possibilities are unlimited

    • honeychild23

      the best was usher. his dancers were great as usual:-) the worst was when rihanna came out. she looked crazy as hell n she was singing off pitch in my opinion. oh n i didnt like chelsea handler as a host. she had plenty of racisist comments n inuendos.

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

        AND BLK PPL LAUGHED AT EVERY ONE OF THEM CORNY SHITZ …BUT HER FUNNIEST WAS WHEN SHE ASKED GAGA WHAT F.UK IZ THAT ON YOUR HEAD?

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