The 2014 Billboard Music Awards were held Sunday night in Las Vegas. If you’re as old as me (I just turned 28), you probably found yourself asking “who the hell is this?” at least 3 times throughout the show, which was pretty lackluster to say the least. Ludacris sort of hosted it, a lot of big stars were nominated but didn’t attend, and then there was that weird ass Michael Jackson hologram.
The always gorgeous Jennifer Lopez performed twice, opening the show with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte to perform their song “We Are One (Ole Ole)” for the FIFA World Cup. Not as catchy as Shakira‘s song from 4 years ago. Speaking of, Shakira performed as well, and though we love her, we don’t always love her voice. JLo later accepted the “Icon Award” and told us to “Have faith, dream big, think big, and know that anything is possible.”
Robin Thicke made a desperate plea for his estranged wife Paula Patton to take him back with “Get Her Back.” Lorde looked like an extra from ‘American Horror Story‘ while performing “Tennis Court” and she picked up two new trophies for her mantle. Katy Perry demonstrated that her fan base must be made up of 12-year olds, or that she has the mind of one. Then I wondered why all these Country boys wear such tight pants. Let your balls breathe, boys!
But the thing everyone waited for was the much hyped MJ hologram. It danced and sang er…lip synced along to the song “Slave To The Rhythm,” which appears on his newly released album ‘Excape.’ I think we can all agree that his outfit was on point, and it moved really well, but this things are never NOT going to be creepy.
Sigh, I could have just watched ‘The Simpsons.’
It’s not uncommon for the Pop Royalty of today to take their cues from the Kings and Queens of yesteryear, but when they start copying each other is it safe to say that artists these days are running out of ideas?
Take Katy Perry‘s new teasers for her latest perfume ‘Killer Queen.’ The jumpy, seconds long ads feature Perry in a Baroque setting, complete with a Party City powdered wig and Spirit Halloween corset dress. It conjured up images of Queen Elizabeth, the first one, but also made people think of Beyonce‘s promo video for the European leg of her ‘Mrs. Carter World Tour’ . The videos are just too similar, they where even shot at the same place and by the same director, Jonas Akerlund. Katy comes off looking like a cheap copycat. It’s the most obvious thing to do to help promote a fragrance called ‘Killer Queen,’ but couldn’t she, or whomever came up with the idea, had gone in a different direction?
Or maybe it’s just one big reference to the band Queen? Either way, I think it’s time all of the pop tarts stop making obvious references and paying “homage” to things that have been done to death. You’re smart ladies, come up with your own crap. Something that we can look back on and go “wow, remember when so and so had that amazing performance, or video?” Not, “remember when that chick copied that other chick?” The arguments usually end with people talking about Madonna anyways.
A new report from a university in the United Kingdom used scientific research to tell us what we already know, STOP following your ex on social media platforms. According to the study (and ANY best friend worth a quarter) it hinders emotional recovery.
With word that Rihanna is following Chris Brown on twitter again, who is going to break this to her? Katy Perry? Brooklyn Decker? How about his mama since they speak everyday? I nominate Tina Turner. Even with her Madonna-esque English accent I believe her more than capable of some real talk.