This year’s MTV Video Music Awards ratings were down 50 percent and I’m not really surprised. The show was really lackluster with only Pink delivering a killer performance with her latest amazing single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”. Other performances by Taylor Swift, One Direction, and Rihanna were pretty blah while Green Day and Alicia Keys (featuring gold medal winning Olympian Gaby Douglas) could only muster a little more excitement. And then there was the mess that was 2 Chainz. Aside from that you had egotistical and arrogant winners like Rihanna and her douchebag jerk bf Chris Brown spouting ungrateful speeches or just incoherent ones from the likes of Nicki Minaj (oh dear what is she gonna be like on American Idol next season?)… Speaking of One Direction, they were the big winners with 3 awards while Rihanna took home two including Video of the Year for “We Found Love”. Take a look at all the winners below and head to MTV here for more info on the show and the performances.
2012 MTV Video Music Award Winners~
Video of the Year: “We Found Love”- Rihanna w/ Calvin Harris
Female Video: “Starships”- Nicki Minaj
Male Video: “Turn Up the Music”- Chris Brown
Pop Video: “What Makes You Beautiful”- One Direction
New Artist: “What Makes You Beautiful”- One Direction
Hip Hop Video: HYFR”- Drake w/ Lil Wayne
Rock Video: “Paradise”- Coldplay
Video with a Message: “Skyscraper”- Demi Lovato
Electronic/Dance Video: “Feel So Close”- Calvin Harris
Shareworthy Video: “What Makes You Beautiful”- One Direction
Art Direction: “Wide Awake”- Katy Perry
Choreography: “Turn Up the Music”- Chris Brown
Cinematography: “Bad Girls”- M.I.A.
Editing: “Countdown”- Beyonce
Visual Effects: “First of the Year”- Skrillex
Direction: “Bad Girls”- M.I.A.
And here’s Pink’s amazing performance of “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”