A Bunch Of Awkward Things Happened At The 2023 VMAs, And Here They Are

by | Oct 29, 2023 | CELEBRITY NEWS, POP CULTURE | 0 comments

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1. Saweetie missed her cue.

Saweetie hit a minor bump in the performance road when she missed her cue, momentarily throwing the choreography off track. However, true to her name, she quickly regained her composure and turned the mishap into a spontaneous and playful moment. With a grin and a shrug, she embraced the unexpected, endearing herself even more to the audience. The missed cue became a testament to Saweetie’s ability to keep it real and ride the waves of live performances with style and a touch of improvisational charm.

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2. Olivia Rodrigo was removed off stage after what appeared to be a stage malfunction, but it was subsequently revealed that the incident was a deliberate allusion to her “Vampire” music video.

Olivia Rodrigo’s performance took a mysterious turn as she was seemingly removed from the stage due to a stage malfunction, leaving the audience puzzled. However, the plot thickened when it was later unveiled that the incident was a carefully orchestrated nod to her “Vampire” music video. The intentional twist added a layer of theatricality to the performance, showcasing Olivia’s flair for blending music and storytelling. Fans, initially concerned, were now in awe of the cleverly executed stunt, turning what seemed like a technical glitch into a memorable and talked-about moment of the night. Olivia Rodrigo once again demonstrated her ability to keep audiences on the edge of their seats, both musically and theatrically.

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3. Megan Thee Stallion seemed to be yelling at Justin Timberlake.

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Variety was informed by a source that there was “zero fight” between them. “It’s so nice to meet you, Justin said, but she responded, ‘No, no, this doesn’t count, this doesn’t count.'” We need to get together properly,” the insider said. “It was very cute.”

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4. Reneé Rapp’s show was abruptly ended.

In an unexpected turn of events, Renée Rapp’s show came to an abrupt end, leaving fans and spectators in suspense. The reasons behind the sudden conclusion remained shrouded in mystery, fueling speculations and whispers among the audience. The atmosphere shifted from anticipation to curiosity as concertgoers grappled with the unexpected disruption. Social media platforms buzzed with questions and theories, creating a sense of intrigue around the incident. Renée Rapp’s unplanned exit added an element of unpredictability to the event, ensuring that her performance would be remembered not only for its artistic merits but also for the enigma that surrounded its conclusion.

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5. Saweetie got tripped up by the teleprompter.

Saweetie, the effortlessly cool rap sensation, faced an unexpected hiccup during her performance when she got tripped up by the teleprompter. The glitch momentarily threw off her rhythm, but true to her resilient nature, she quickly recovered with a charming smile and a witty comment, turning the mishap into a moment of connection with the audience. Fans applauded her grace under pressure, and the incident became a testament to Saweetie’s ability to navigate unexpected challenges with style and a touch of humor. In the end, the teleprompter stumble became a memorable footnote in the larger spectacle of Saweetie’s captivating performance.

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6. Then she called people out for talking about it


In a surprising twist, Anitta took control of the narrative and addressed the lip-syncing controversy head-on. Unapologetically, she called out those who had been discussing the incident, emphasizing the challenges of live performances and the unrealistic expectations placed on artists. With a mix of confidence and candor, she turned the spotlight back on the critics, challenging them to appreciate the complexity of staging a live show. Anitta’s response added a layer of empowerment to the conversation, reminding everyone that even in the face of scrutiny, she remains the captain of her artistic ship.

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7. People called out Anitta for seemingly lip-syncing.

Anitta, known for her electrifying performances, found herself under scrutiny as eagle-eyed fans called out what appeared to be a lip-syncing moment during her recent show. Social media buzzed with speculation and opinions, with some fans expressing disappointment while others defended the artist, attributing it to the challenges of live performances. The incident sparked a lively debate about the expectations placed on performers and the thin line between perfection and authenticity in the world of entertainment. Anitta, ever the professional, has yet to address the controversy directly, leaving fans curious about the next twist in this unfolding melodrama.

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8. Shakira too.

The queen of hips and rhythm, Shakira, stole the show as she gave a speech that radiated her vivid enthusiasm. She recounted stories from her musical journey and the lessons she’s learned along the road, her words dancing with passion. Shakira encouraged the audience to embrace their own rhythms and follow their ambitions with unflinching persistence by combining charm and humility. She electrified the crowd with her brief but powerful speech and inspired them to approach life’s dance floor with the same zeal she gives to her music.

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9. Diddy gave a very, very long speech.


Diddy took the stage and unleashed a tidal wave of wisdom and charisma. In a marathon of words, he wove together tales of triumph, business insights, and personal reflections. The crowd hung on every word, caught in the spell of his magnetic presence. Diddy didn’t just give a speech; he orchestrated an unforgettable symphony of motivation and laughter, leaving an indelible mark on all who were fortunate enough to listen.

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10. Selena Gomez made a face after Chris Brown was announced as a nominee.

Selena Gomez couldn’t hide her candid reaction when Chris Brown was announced as a nominee. Her facial expression, a mix of surprise and subtle disapproval, instantly became a viral moment, setting social media abuzz with speculation and interpretation. Fans and onlookers tried to decipher the meaning behind the expression, adding an unexpected layer of drama to the awards ceremony. Selena’s unfiltered reaction sparked a cascade of memes and discussions, showcasing the power of facial expressions in the age of instant internet commentary. Whether intentional or not, Selena Gomez’s face stole a bit of the spotlight that evening.

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11. Doja Cat appeared to have a wardrobe malfunction during her performance.

Doja Cat added an unplanned twist to her performance when she appeared to have a wardrobe malfunction, momentarily catching the attention of the audience. The split-second hiccup didn’t faze her, though, as she seamlessly carried on with the show, proving her professionalism and stage presence. Fans, ever watchful, quickly shared their observations on social media, turning the wardrobe malfunction into a trending topic. Doja Cat’s ability to handle the unexpected with grace only added to her star quality, ensuring that her performance would be remembered not just for the music but for the unexpected moment that added a touch of spontaneity to the night.

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She appeared to be going to unbutton her clothing to show off something else below, but she was unable to do so.

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12. Halle and Chloe were seen staring out of it when Anitta was winning.

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13. There was a weird silence during Kelsea Ballerini’s performance.

Halle and Chloe’s expressions spoke volumes as they were caught in a candid moment, seemingly in a daze, while Anitta was announced as the winner. The unexpected snapshot fueled speculation and interpretations, triggering a flurry of memes and discussions online. Whether it was a genuine moment of surprise, contemplation, or simply a fleeting distraction, the duo’s reaction became a talking point among fans. Social media buzzed with theories about the thoughts racing through their minds, adding an unintentional but intriguing layer to the awards ceremony. Halle and Chloe’s unguarded moment became a part of the evening’s narrative, showcasing the unpredictable nature of live events.

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14. And finally, the VMAs appeared to forget to announce Artist of the Year and a few other awards.

The VMAs wrapped up with an unexpected twist as it appeared they had forgotten to announce major awards, including the highly anticipated Artist of the Year. The omission left fans puzzled and clamoring for the crucial moment they had been waiting for throughout the show. Social media platforms erupted with confusion and speculation, turning the oversight into a trending topic. The VMAs, typically known for their meticulously planned productions, faced scrutiny and humorous commentary as viewers eagerly awaited clarification on the missing awards. The mystery surrounding the unannounced accolades added an unexpected cliffhanger to the night, ensuring that the post-show conversations would be as animated as the event itself.

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Did you notice any other awkward moments during the show? Let me know in the comments below.

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