So what did you think of this year’s VMAs? The pre-show opened with the performance by Nicki Minaj and head-to-toe black Did it have something to do with stereotypical images of African American? I had no idea was simply surprised at how he looked but obviously he got some feedback about his costume and tweeted, "1st. just because I where all black including head mask as expression and emphasize my outfit, it shouldn’t be looked at as racial…" "Let go of the past. there are far more important things 2 bark about. (Jobs, health, education) not a black man wearing all black everything." "Are you guys serious? my outfit set “black people back 100 years” choose your twits wisely. no education sets people back, no jobs, bad health." Sounds like he got no-so-good feedback? But it was ALL BLACK costume and we couldn’t even see his face, which was kind of sad.

Justin Bieber won Best New Artist VMA. His fans went insane while his performance. Was I the only one who thought his voice has slightly changed due to puberty (not in a bad way though)?

Bieber’s mentor, Usher did not do lip-sync with all that choreo, and it was truly amazing.

A catchy medley performed by B.o.B, Hayley Williams and Bruno Mars was appealing but it was sort of a media-centered agenda (No offense!).

Lady gaga won 8 awards and completely dominated the VMAs! I loved when Gaga said, "I never thought I d be asking Cher to hold my meat purse" during her acceptance speech. She cried twice on the stage, which was so sweet and touching because it wasn’t a lie. She appreciated her fans a.k.a. "little monsters." Whatever other people say, these little monsters always have her back.

Taylor Swift’s emotional new song "Innocent" was probably about Kanye West based on the lyrics saying "Who you are is not who you’ve been. You’re still an innocent. Thirty-two and still growing up now. Who you are is not what you did." So if I understood correctly, she forgave this guy who is 32 and still growing up!

The program ended with this guy’s performance. After West’s performance "Runaway," the audience repeatedly called his name, "Kanye! Kanye! Kanye!"

People’s reactions on Twitter are really mixed and it totally depends on you how to see, digest, and evaluate it. However, I definitely think that overall it was so much better and more creative than last year.

Oh, here is my last question. Why was Ke$ha’s dress made out of garbage bags that she got from Home Depot?

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Eiko Watanabe is a Blast staff writer in New York

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