The VMAs take place this weekend, and as usual the lavish MTV ceremony looks set to make our Brit Awards shindig look like the quaint little affair it usually is. We got JLS, Dizzee and Robbie Williams’ holiday camp schtick at this year’s bash – they’ve lined up Kanye, Eminem, B.o.B., Usher and Paramore to perform.
We had to sit through Peter Kay’s garlic bread jokes while they’ve pulled in Justin Timberlake, cult actor Jesse Eisenburg and the always reliable NME Awards alumni Kesha among others to join Chelsea Handler on the stage. Even their trailer looks more expensive that our entire event combined, Eminem’s pyro making Kasabian’s lame attempts at hellfire back in February look laughably less impressive.
The big question is, though, how will they raise the stakes in the shock factor this year? Will Kanye rugby tackle Florence for not following him on Twitter then post a 10,000 word apology? Will Twilight’s Ashey Greene burn the Koran onstage? Maybe Jason Derooooooolo will storm the stage during Justin Bieber’s track in full Nazi gear to shave a swastika in his Lego hair.
Who knows? Whatever happens, staged or otherwise, it’ll be more of an event than Liam Gallagher throwing his award into some teenage girl’s face.
MVA / EMA Awards, these are your best moments:
Kanye West jumps onstage to tell Taylor Swift she didn't deserve her award:
Kanye West jumps onstage to tell Justice they didn't deserve their award:
Kanye West back when he was great just doing his thing for a change:
Russell Brand calls George Bush a "retarded cowboy":
Madonna & Britney get it on in 2003:
Guns N' Roses show up on time, back when they still had Buckethead and Axl could still do that hip shimmy thing, for 'Welcome To The Jungle':
Michael Jackson body pops to N Sync in 2001:
Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford climbs the stage backdrop during "most hated rock band" Limp Bizkit's acceptance speech.
Diana Ross jiggles Lil Kim's bare breast in 1999:
Oasis get subversive (kind of) in 1996:
Slash solos all over 'Black Or White' in 1995 and shreds way past his slot:
Axl Rose challenges Nirvana to a fight and Nirvana's Krist Novoselic almost knocks himself out with his bass guitar:
So speculate - what do you think will happen this weekend?