The Wins And Fails Of The 2013 American Music Awards


/ November 25, 2013

From Rihanna’s hood hairdo to R. Kelly and Lady Gaga’s scandalous theatrics, the 2013 American Music Awards last night (Nov. 24) brought us plenty of surprises, shade and meme-able moments. Check out the show’s biggest wins and fails.


Rihanna giving negative f–ks about rocking a Doobie wrap on stage (with hairpins!)

Pitbull hosting and repping for Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and every Latino every chance he got

Justin Timberlake tapping into his Memphis roots while performing “Drink You Away” with the Tennessee Kids

Ariana Grande’s stage-shattering pipes and doo wop backup singers

J. Lo’s age-defying curves and two steps during her Celia Cruz tribute

Sarah Silverman acknowledging the irony of white artists nominated in the R&B/Soul category

R. Kelly and Lady Gaga awkwardly paying homage to Scandal and “Trapped in the Closet” (sans “midget”)

Macklemore acknowledging racial profiling while in Florida

Rihanna’s adorable mom presenting her with the AMAs first-ever Icon Award

NEXT PAGE: The Biggest Fails Of The 2013 AMAs

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