September 19, 2008

The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards was quite entertaining, but not close to some great nights we have seen in the past.

It was great to see a rejuvenated Britney Spears at the awards show, although it was a shame that she won the night’s big awards, including video of the year. MTV clearly kissed up to Britney, to make up for the disaster at last year’s awards show. Likewise Kanye West, who scored the closing performance, a year after he threw a “Kanye moment” and spazzed out backstage at the awards show.

Lil Wayne owned the night, in my opinion. With a thrilling rendition of “I don’t get it,” “A Milli,” and “Get money,” his performance was the most colourful and memorable, save Rihanna’s crazy costumed dances, and Pink’s balcony jumping antics.

Michael Phelps also made an introduction, and I bet we will be seeing more of the superhuman Olympics hero this year.