The VMA’s, Bieber And More: Here’s What You Might Have Missed In Music News This Week
The VMA's (The World's Most Meek And Humble Awards Show) HappenedIf you used the Internet at all the past week, you probably saw the letters ‘V’, ‘M’ and ‘A’ quite a bit. And for good reason. The biggest, baddest (and let’s face it, most exciting) award show in the world hit Manhattan, with the world’s best artists in tow.
Kanye West proved that he’s always the most entertaining thing at the VMA’s with an epic speech. Drake confessed his love for Rihanna. Plus, Beyoncé won the night after collecting an award or two. (Okay, she won eight awards.) Not a bad day at the office that. Check videos of all of that and more out on our dedicated VMA’s page here.
Justin Bieber Kicked Off Radio 1’s Live Lounge MonthRadio 1 kicked off its month long live lounge fiesta this week, with talented up-and-comer Justin Bieber (he’s got a bright future ahead of him, that Bieber) opening proceedings. Unfortunately, his performance (featuring ‘Let Me Love You’, ‘What Do You Mean?’, a cover of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ and more) wasn’t quite what fans might’ve hoped for.
Taking to Twitter to apologise to fans, Bieber tweeted: “I don't usually get nervous but tonight I was thrown off and I was. Sorry about that. Really wanted to be my best. Hope u all had fun.”
Bieber later released what now can only be considered as a canonical piece of work, a work of such striking beauty and elegance that it will be remembered and celebrated throughout the rest of the human race’s brief stint within this tiny, dying corner of the universe:
He then later tweeted support for Usher, the singer, who is also taking part in Live Lounge month:
Radio 1’s Live Lounge month will also feature performances from Zara Larsson, The 1975, Blossoms, Christine and the Queens, Kano and more.
Chris Brown Arrested On Suspicion Of Assault With A Deadly WeaponChris Brown was detained by the LAPD following an altercation at his home. Brown was accused by a woman, Baylee Curran, of threatening her with a gun after she arrived at his home. He was released from jail that night after posting a $250,000 bail. As soon as more information about this story is released, we’ll update you.
Is Banksy actually a member of Massive Attack?According to investigative journalist Craig Williams, he is. "Williams reckons the mysterious street artist is actually a group of people and one of them is Robert Del Naja, the founding member of trip hop group Massive Attack."
Williams has “apparently discovered at least six occasions where work claimed by Banksy has popped up around the world shortly before the group appeared in the same cities.”
Speaking to Metro, Williams said: “But what if Banksy isn’t the one person everyone thinks he is,”
“What if – akin to the Shakespeare conspiracy theories, Banksy is a group of people who have stencilling different locations both at home and abroad? Such a rich body of work done over a decade, across the globe, may allow for the suggestion.”
Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's new song is, yes, about sexAriana Grande and Nicki Minaj have confirmed that their new track isn’t about their love of exercise. (Or of exercise bikes.) Revealing the true meaning to MTV News reporter Gaby Wilson on this year’s VMAs white carpet, Ariana said: “That whole song is about riding leading to soreness. Ride dick bicycle is the lyric, indeed.”
We were all very surprised. (Precisely nobody was surprised.)
Also, Lena Dunham said some words in the English language about the song:
That’s about it, really.