Massive Attack managed to upset former Royal turned chat show hostess Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson at last night’s MTV Europe Awards.
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess Of York, presented an award to Massive Attack, made an incompetent speech where she fluffed her lines and acted as though she had never heard of them when she presented the award for Best Video.
“Someone’s having a fucking laugh,” said DADDY G after Fergie got the band’s name wrong.
The band then refused to shake her hand, taking the piss out of the embarassed former-Royal turned chat show hostess.
“Fuck you very much,” one of the band said as they left the stage.
Apart from All Saints miming oral sex during their live set ( a version of LaBelle‘s ‘Lady Maremalade‘), the Awards were otherwise a staid, controlled affair.
SPICE GIRLS, ROBBIE WILLIAMS and THE BEASTIE BOYS all picked up awards at the Filaforum in Milan, Italy.
PRODIGY also picked up an award for Best Dance Act, which was collected by KEITH FLINT, his fifth year running collecting MTV Awards.
“I don’t know why I’ve got this,” he said. “Because we’ve hardly done anything this year.”
The glitzy, corporate showbiz affair was watched by over a billion people worldwide, according to MTV’s press office.
The awards, hosted by JENNY McCARTHY, saw performances from the MANIC STREET PREACHERS, MADONNA, RAMMSTEIN, REM, Robbie Williams, FAITHLESS, BUSTA RHYMES, AQUA and ALL SAINTS.
Amongst the nominees were GARBAGE, SMASHING PUMPKINS, FATBOY SLIM, APHEX TWIN and Massive Attack‘s album ‘Mezzanine’ The winners were:
Best Male Act: Robbie Williams Best Group: Spice Girls Best Dance Act: Prodigy Best Song: NATALIE IMBRUGLIA for ‘Torn‘ Best Rock Act: AEROSMITH Best Female: MADONNA Best Pop Act: Spice Girls Breakthrough Artist: All Saints Best Rap Act: THE BEASTIE BOYS Best Album: Madonna – ‘Ray Of Light‘ Best Video: Massive Attack – ‘Tear Drop‘ Select (awards voted for by viewers in) UK: F!VE Select (awards voted for by viewers in) Northern (Europe): EAGLE EYE CHERRY Select (awards voted for by viewers in) Central (Europe): THOMAS D & FRANKE POTENTE Select (awards voted for by viewers in) Southern (Europe): BLUVERTIGO Free Your Mind Award: B92 (independent Serbian radio station)