Video of the Year – Katy Perry
Katy Perry aka Katy Hudson who at the age of 16 was excited to be singing for the Lord with a self-released Christian album influencing thousands. I am saddened for the young woman she is ten years later influencing millions.
Best Female Video & Best Video with a Message – Lady Gaga
Forbes magazine has named her one of the most influential people in the world. Lady Gaga paints a picture of a talented, tormented woman who is unsure if love, sex or God is what she needs most, her lack of clarity on these important matters won’t help her legion of “little monsters” move toward clarity—or morality.
Best New Artist – Tyler
I really do not have anything to say here.
Best Male Video – Justin Beiber
This one I am extremely happy to see, I pray as he climbs fame and fortune he will not sell out and become something he is not.
Best Collaboration & Best Special Effects – Katy Perry and Kayne West
There just aren’t many original ways left to approach the topic of sex after six decades of pop music’s winks, allusions and double entendres—not to mention graphic descriptions. But leave it to Katy Perry and Kanye West, to try to solve this conceptual conundrum. Their solution: Take sex to a higher level. As in outta sight higher … in outer space. “E.T.” is, quite simply, a song about a couple’s out-of-this-world sexual connection. It’s not literally about sex with aliens. Oh, my.. enough said…
Best Hip Hop Video – Nicki Minaj
I read that Nikki once told Rolling Stone that she prayed that she would make lots of money so she could take care of her mother. Rolling Stone has named her the Queen of Hip-Hop, she has won MTV’s Best Hip-Hop Video.. she is making lots of money but I do not believe this has anything to do with her prayers.
Best Rock Video – Foo Fighters
A no-nonsense collection of raw rock tunes paired with lyrics that are often as inscrutable as Dave Grohl’s growling vocals and guitars are ferocious.
Best Pop Video – Britany Spears
I am in tears. My heart is broken. This once not a girl, not yet a woman is now a Mom …
Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography & Best Editing – Adele
In these lyrics , “Turn my sorrow into treasured gold/You’ll pay me back in kind and reap just what you’ve sown” in the song Rolling in the Deep evokes the biblical metaphor of reaping what you sow as Adele rebukes a man who’s left her. The melancholy young woman is proving that heartrending ballads about devastated relationships never seem to go out of style. While songs about romantic failures are not inherently objectionable, I wonder about the effect of listening to these lyrics about tainted love. On “Rolling in the Deep,” disappointment yields vindictive venting when Adele tells an ex, “I’m gonna make your head burn” and “You’re gonna wish you never met me.” I found myself thinking thoughts like, You poor thing! You have to find a good man, you need Jesus to help you forget all these things and help you forgive those that have hurt you. Adele’s music questions when healthy, healing turns into an emotionally degrading blend of denial, depression and despair.
Best Direction – Beastie Boys
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is a twisted, eternally immature version of Peter Pan’s famous line, “I don’t want to grow up!” Because after 24 years, it seems as if the Beastie Boys are determined never to do that.
Best Choreography – Beyonce
What happened to modesty, and leaving things up to the imagination??
Well I said it! What do you think?