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Kanye Rants, Minaj Cusses Out Miley, Taylor Swift Gets Top Honors at VMAs

August 31, 2015

Miley Cyrus rocks the red carpet at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards which she hosted on Sunday (MTV Photo).

 

LOS ANGELES - Kanye West goes on a 15-minute rant, Nicki Minaj cusses out awards show host Miley Cyrus & Miley's bizarre costumes made the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards another in a long line of disasters for the annual awards show.

 

In the midst of that mess, it's hard to remember that there were awards handed out. In that regard, perennial favorite Taylor Swift cleaned up, earning Best Pop Video and Best Female Video, both for "Blank Space," and Video of the Year for "Bad Blood," which featured Kendrick Lamar.

 

Minaj, who received an award for Best Hip Hop Video for "Anaconda," opened her acceptance speech by thanking her pastor and others, before tearing into Cyrus when she said: "Now, back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me in the press the other day. ... Miley, what's good?" in reference to Cyrus' interview with the New York Times where she apparently criticized Minaj for complaining about not being nominated for Best Video.

 

Cyrus, who responded by explaining that her comments were taken out of context, did her part to further lower the bar for the awards show by a steady stream of cursing and scandalous costumes. But as it was, here are the winners:

 

Best Rock Video: Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman" 

Best Pop Video: Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

Best Male Video: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"

Best Female Video: Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

Best Video With a Social Message: Big Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend, "One Man Can Change the World"

Song of the Summer: 5 Seconds of Summer, "She's Kinda Hot"

Best Collaboration: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"

Best Direction: Kendrick Lamar, "Alright" (Colin Tilley & the Little Homies)

Best Choreography: OK Go, "I Won’t Let You Down" (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)

Best Cinematography: Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me" (Larkin Sieple)

Best Art Direction: Snoop Dogg, "So Many Pros" (François Rousselet, Jason Fijal)

Best Editing: Beyoncé, "7/11" (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)

Best Visual Effects: Skrillex and Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, "Where Are U Now" (Brewer, Gloria FX, and Max Chyzhevskyy)

Artist to Watch: Fetty Wap

Video of the Year: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"


 

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