There were no big suprises at this year’s MTV Music Awards. Some people even joked that it was like a picnic in the park on a sunny Sunday, with a couple of selfies that’ll soon be forgotten. But in which hands did the Awards end up?
The political statement was provided by a rapper Logic, who was wearing a T-Shirt with a “F*ck the wall” caption on it. On the stage besides him, there were also children from immigrant families wearing t-shirts labeled ‘we are all people’. In the official statement, the participants wrote that they protested against inhumane acts, such as the separation of immigrant children from their parents, which was supported by the Trump administration.
Jennifer Lopez received the Michael Jackson video Vanguard Award, which is awarded to artists for their contribution to culture, fashion and music. Her speech was dedicated to her 10-year-old twins and partner: “When two little angels came into my life, my life changed. I knew I had to be better, to go higher and to be stronger. This unconditional love showed me, that I have to strive even higher, so now I stand here better than ever. ”
The fever in the hall was taken care of by the Colombian singer Malum, and for the sorrowing Madonna with a long speech, which was supposedly dedicated to the late queen soul Aretha Franklin. According to comments on Twitter, the fans were outraged because MTV did not provide for the right tribute. “Without her songs, without her videos, only the strange Madonna’s speech … it’s not worth the queen,” angry comments came up. “Madonna was only talking about herself,” one of the fans was disappointed.”
“Aretha Louise was the person who changed the course of my life. When I left at Detroit 18, I had $35 in my pocket. My dream was to become a professional dancer. I fought for quite a few years, I was completely without money, so I decided to go on a musical audition … I sang the song of Lady Soul Arethe Franklin…
That was just a fraction of a long speech, in which she talked about how much she had to endure to come to top of the music scene.