MTV Video Music Awards: Memorable Moments from the VMAs

The MTV Music Video Awards are the most entertaining awards show out there. Every year the VMAs promise to deliver big on surprise performances, big upsets and the subsequent stage bombings. Lil Mama infamously crashed Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performance at the 2009 VMAs, while Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's thank you speech that same year. But who could forget the kiss that rocked the 2003 awards? Hard to believe that it's been 10 years since Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera all locked lips.

VIBE takes a look at the VMAs threw the years and gives you our thoughts on the award show's most memorable moments.

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Suge Knight Reportedly Signed Over His Life Rights To Ray J

Suge Knight may be locked behind the G-Wall, but the former hip-hop mogul is attempting to keep the cash flow flowing.

Monday (Oct. 21), TMZ reported that Suge Knight has signed over his life rights to Ray J, with the hopes that the reality television star will create some lucrative deals for the Death Row CEO.

According to the report, a Suge Knight and Death Row Records documentary is in the works, as well as a Tupac album. There are even talks of reviving Death Row Records.

The former CEO was sentenced to 28 years in prison last October after pleading no contest to a charge of voluntary manslaughter for a January of 2015 incident in which he struck and killed 55-year-old Terry Carter and injured Cle "Bones" Sloan in a hit-and-run.

Ray J recently inked a $1 million deal in the cannabis industry and has major investments in the headphones and scooter industries as well.

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Nicki Minaj attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California.
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Nicki Minaj Lists Dream Collaborations "If There Is An Album"

Nicki Minaj is celebrating the release of her Fendi collaboration but while the Queens native is promoting the partnership, she's also answering questions on her suspected retirement from music. The Shade Room interviewed the "Megatron" rapper on her announcement to which Minaj said she had to re-think her decision to share that with the masses.

"When I posted that retirement tweet, I knew that I still had music that I already had recorded that was still going to come out, so the retirement was kind of talking about my album, meaning 'do I want to go back and record my fifth album?'" she noted before adding, "I always get asked to do features and I like features. So it was really about the fifth album."

In terms of new music, Minaj touched on a song she recorded with Kanye West. What started out in one direction has reportedly taken a turn, she said. “What’s funny is that I did a song with Kanye, that he now wants to transform into a gospel song," she said. "I done wrote three different verses chile, and I don’t know. We ain’t seeing eye to eye on it. I don’t know, but of course, I love and respect Kanye, and Kim, we’ll see what happens with that.”

She also mentioned collaborating with DaBaby, Gunna, and Megan Thee Stallion, plus more unexpected content. "If there's an album there would be other surprises," she said before giving a hearty laugh. Listen to the interview below.

 

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🔊 Sound on! _____________________________________ Earlier this week, #NickiMinaj dropped her highly anticipated #Fendi collection, and we were right there celebrating with her as she commemorated this new milestone that has all of the fashion industry talking. Aside from that, we sat down with Nicki and had an exclusive interview where we talked about what inspired the collection. As well as her upcoming nuptials to her man #KennethPetty, whether or not she’s really retiring, other artists she would love to collaborate with and much more. _____________________________________ If you’re like us, then you’ve been counting down the days since Nicki and Kenneth obtained their marriage license, as we wait for them to officially say their “I Do’s.” Nicki talked to us about their upcoming nuptials and whether or not they’re going to have a big wedding. _____________________________________ She said, “We’ll definitely do the paperwork portion of the marriage, but the actual wedding, I don’t know. You know when you’re a little girl and you want this big beautiful wedding, and I used to think I was one of those girls, I always wanted the fairytale. But then the things that used to matter to you don’t matter as much because I remember wanting those things with people, where real love wasn’t there. So now I feel like now that everything has finally lined up and matched up being that I’m madly in love with this man, he’s also my best friend, the things that used to matter to me before, don’t matter as much now. So yes, we’re going to have a big wedding eventually.” She also expressed how deeply in love she is right now, and the importance of——click the link in the bio to read more at TheShadeRoom.com

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In August 2018, Minaj released her fourth studio album, Queen. The extensive project featured charting singles "Barbie Tingz," "Good Form," "Bed," and "Chun-Li." Listeners also find the famed entertainer pairing with fellow rappers like the influential Foxy Brown, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Swae Lee, and singers Ariana Grande and The Weeknd.

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Youngboy NBA Snatches His First No. 1 Album On 'Billboard 200' With 'Al Youngboy 2'

Baton Rouge's Youngboy NBA's heart-driven songs about pain, confusion, violence, and the imperativeness of getting his hands on some cash money has garnered the young king his first No. 1 album on 'Billboard 200, ' thanks to Al Youngboy 2.

AI YoungBoy 2--led by singles "Carter Son," "Self Control" and "Slime Mentality-- " is the 12th chart entry on the 'Billboard 200' for the North Baton Rouge MC, who has visited the with 2018’s Until Death Call My Name. The first installment of Al Youngboy debuted at No. 24 back in 2017.

AI YoungBoy 2 is the 20-year-old rapper’s first album after being released from prison in August.

Coming in at No. 2 is Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding climbs one rung with 99,000 equivalent album units (though down 8%). Summer Walker’s Over It falls from No. 2 to No 3 with 78,000 units, and DaBaby’s former leader Kirk is steady at No. 4 with 55,000 units down.

Lil Tjay’s debut album True 2 Myself settles No. 5 with 45,000 equivalent album units earned. The 17-track project features the top 30-charting Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs hit “F.N.”

Wale’s sixth studio album, Wow… That’s Crazy, lands at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 with 38,000 equivalent album units moved.

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