No, we didn’t watch the “everybody phone it in“ American Music Awards last night. Who do you think we are?
Luckily, we are aware that the show was shockingly scandal-free and we do have some super obvious takeaways!
Lady Gaga and R. Kelly: interesting, but this was a “tribute” to JFK like Gawker‘s “15 Women JFK F*cked” was a tribute. Predictably, appropriately tasteless.
Taylor Swift: still not country. Who votes on these things—and did they hear the same songs we did?
Justin Timberlake: We take issue with his wins in the “Favorite Pop Artist” and ”Favorite Soul/R&B Artist” categories—specifically the word “favorite.”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on racial profiling: yes, this is a very important topic that warrants extended debate by influential figures in a public forum. But you are not those figures and this is not that forum.
Two observations: A) this song could have been released in any year from 1986 to the present and B) the cat took lip syncing lessons from Eminem.
Dear boring pop music: see you next year! Have a great summer and never change.