by Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce: I don’t even know where to begin with this mess. I remember when Lady Gaga came out about a year ago, and I really liked her music. After the MTV Video Music Awards when she came out dressed in bizarre outfits and blood all over her body, my liking of her began to dwindle. I feel like she, or anyone else for that matter, shouldn’t have to do all the extra-ness to get people to listen to her music or be interested in her. To talk about her? Maybe…but it’s not necessary! The music alone should speak for itself.
This video presents her biggest debacle to date! I heard a few people mention this video a few days ago but I thought nothing of it. I really thought people made the mistake of calling the video Telephone when they really meant Video Phone – which is Beyonce’s previous single. I finally became intrigued enough to search for the video today, and I was shocked. To even watch the video you have to be 18 or older and have a YouTube account to login. That’s just to watch the video…because it’s that explicit!
After being uploaded for only seven days, there are already more than 20+ MILLION views! And the video is almost ten minutes long! That’s a mini movie – like the kind Michael Jackson used to make back in the day. Yet, this mini movie is straight clownery. Lady Gaga has no self respect and with 10 layers of makeup on, she looks ridiculous. I’m trying to figure out what made Beyonce want to be a part of this song/video!?! I can understand the ‘you be in my video, I’ll be in yours’ deal they probably made, but sometimes you have to put your foot down. Bey just lost some cool points and entered a lower class level in my book by being in this video. My guess is that her hubby, Jay, pushed her to be in this video due to the publicity she would get by being associated with Lady Gaga. Yep – that’s my story and I’m sticking with it!
I could dwell on so many parts of the video that are whack…. the name of the Bey’s truck (Pu**ywagon – what the hell?), Tyrese’s guest appearance (dude – are you really not getting any more movie roles that you have to stoop so slow and be in a LG video?)…I won’t even say anymore. I’ll let you watch this craziness below.
by Britney Spears: Get it Brit! This song is reminiscent of the “old Britney” with her previous singles Slave for You and Me Against the Music. I love this track and the video is bad too! Britney is REAL good for some club bangers while the videos are always the platform for intricate, unparalleled dance moves. This video takes me back to my younger years when I would tape all of Britney’s and *N Sync’s videos and learn the dance moves. If I had time, I would love to learn these moves so I could break out the routine when I heard this track in a club – Yeah right! I’m proud of Britney and I’m 100% supportive of her comeback as I’ve been a fan since day one. I hope she continues to make music, especially if the future tracks are comparable to this! P.S. Brit – I agree to leave performances like the opening of the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in the past!
by: Christina Aguilera: Christina and Britney are back? I feel 12 all over again! Sorry Britney, I know you won all the awards at the VMAs a few nights ago, but someone had to get paid off for you to really “win” all those awards. On another note, Christina Aguilera performed. Mommy-hood has done her well because chick is baddd! Her performance started out with a mixed version of Genie in a Bottle and I was so lost because I thought it was a new song. She then performed her new single Keeps Gettin’ Better that was intended to inform people of her greatest hits album that will release in November. This performance was hott! Christina killed it! Although, her appearance did surprise me. Besides the blond hair and the lip-synched vocals, I would not have known it was her. She had on a mask that could have been perceived to be anybody! If word gets out that Brooke Hogan lipsynched the song, I wouldn’t be surprised.
by The Jonas Brothers: I received a special request last week to make a post about The Jonas Brothers. I could not make a post then because while I had heard of the band, I had never listened to any songs by the 3 brothers. While watching the VMAs on MTV tonight, The Jonas Brothers performed this song. It is hilarious to me how girls go crazy over this band because I was one of those girls that went crazy over the many “boy bands” in the early 2000s. Looking at The Jonas Brothers, they represent the 2008 brown-haired version of Hanson. I believe this band gained much success by first being on the Disney Channel, by recording songs that do not have a touch of vulgarity, and most importantly attracting the younger demographic. This song is somewhat catchy and definitely attracts Generation Y/Z. It is refreshing to listen to music that lacks curse words and does not have any sexual references. I think I will get The Jonas Brothers album to see what all the hype is about and to listen to what could possibly be good music. We’ll see!