The MTV Video Music Awards is like celebrity prom night. Everyone gets all dressed up, competes with Lady Gaga for Most Ridiculous Outfit (Surprise! She dressed as a man. You look like a fool, Niki Miniaj!), gets fall-down-drunk, honors the King and Queen (Beyonce and Jay-Z) and has several things to regret in the morning.
While watching last night, I spent most of the evening asking, “Who is that?” If these former Mouseketeers are the legends of the future, music is in a grave state.
Despite this sad fact, which is not news, there were some musical highlights such as Adele‘s pitch-perfect performance of “Someone Like You,” Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s “Otis”and of course the show-stopping reveal by Beyonce.
Watch the video below and be sure to stay until the end to catch Jay-Z’s reaction. It’s pretty sweet.