MTV VMA 2016 performances are the topic of almost everyone in Twitter world today and we are listing down the best and worst performances of the night.
According to Billboard, Future’s performance was the worst, as his minimal choregraphy and low energy stage presence did not make an impact on the VMA stage. The report followed The Chainsmokers and Halswry’s “Closer” performance which was said to be “didn’t quite sound right.”
It was noted that The Chainsmoker’s vocal portion was weak, and the performance lacked showmanship.
Britney Spears and her “Make Me” performance with G-Eazy collaborator seemed fine though but the pop star’s lip synching was just too obvious. This was Britney Spears’ first time to performance again in the VMA stage after her disastrous 2007 “Gimme More” performance.
Considered as the best performance of the night was Beyonce’s 15-minure visual statement performance for her “Lemonade.”
The pop diva even gave away a peak of her 2016 tour as she performenced “Pray You Catch Me,” “Hold Up,” “Sorry,” “Don’t hurt Yourself,” and the “Countdown.”
“The cinematography of Beyonce’s performance was unlike anything you see at an awards show, too. Instead of sharp realism, the camera’s focus was soft, gauzy and otherwordly, bringing to mind televised disco performances from the ’70s or even the original Battlestar Galactica,” Billboard noted.
Rihanna, who was awarded as the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by boyfriend Drake, performed her songs “Slay,” “Diamonds,” and “Love on the Brain.”
Aside from the stunning performance, the audience of VMA 2016 were treated to a Ryan Lochte impersonation by host Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon took the stage to award the Video of the Year while dressed as Ryan Lochte. Ryan Lochte has recently made headlines when he was accused by Brazilian authority of faking his robbery claims while he and three other teammates were in Rio for the Olympics.
“Is it too late now to say sorry?” Jimmy Fallon said. “That’s my jam. I wrote it, I produced it, and I directed the vid-jeah.”
He continued, “I’m the one who gave Adele the flip phone. I taught Drake the Hotline Bling dance. I had a 30-way with Kanye West. I made Lemonade with Beyonce. I’m Reezy with the good hair!
Michael Phelps, who was also in the audience, was even seen mouthing “Oh my god” right after seeing his teammate being impersonated by Jimmy Fallon, before getting his phone to capture the funny moment.