Adam Lambert performed at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. After his performance of "For Your Entertainment" ABC's "Good Morning America" canceled his upcoming performance. Many people were outraged at Lamberts' sexual display, while others were only upset because they feel he is being discriminated against. Lamberts performance included men on leashes, a make out session with his key-board player, and a simulation of oral sex. He claims that he "had fun and so did his back up dancers". Lambert seems to feel that if it had been women (for example Britney Spears and Madonna) they would have gotten away with it and he is being discriminated against for being gay. What he doesn't seem to understand is that it wasn't the kiss that got under peoples skin, but the men on leashes and him shoving a dancers face into his crotch. Dick Clark Productions did not seem to know what Adam had planned. However, an interveiw on the red carpet let slip that Lambert may have known what was going to take place on the stage the whole time. Most people agree that whether he is proud to be gay or not, he did NOT display it properly. So the question seems to be: Did Adam Lambert get discriminated against or did he take the performance to far? You can see peices of the performance on CNN at this link. http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/24/adam.lambert.gma/index.html
Taylor Swift won an award for "best female music video" last night at the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards. She was just about to make her acceptance when Kanye West jumped on the stage and took her microphone. Taylor looked startled and upset as Kanye stated that "Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time." Video of Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift's Acceptance. After his little interruption, Kanye West was escorted out of the building and his performance canceled.
A little while later, when Beyonce won an award for "best video of the year", (doesn't Kanye feel stupid) she said she remembered when she was up for her first VMA and asked that Taylor Swift come back to the stage and take Beyonce's spotlight. Later that night, Kanye's blog had a post about how sorry he was for his outburst and said that he realized that his actions were wrong.
So I don't know about you, but I would just like to say that Kanye was very wrong to take the spotlight from someone who did indeed deserve the award she won. I think that, although Beyonce had a fine video, all she really did was stand and dance, whereas Taylor had a very well planned out video that told a story. Just so everyone is clear: I do not hate Beyonce or Kanye West, I would just like to make sure that it is clear what he did was wrong and that Taylor won the award fair and square. I wish the best of luck to Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Kanye West. I am very proud of how both Taylor and Beyonce handled themselves and the fact that Kanye realized what he had done and apologized.
Music. Music is the single most important thing in my life. There is hardly ever a time that there is not music playing in the house, the car, outside on the swing, or pretty much anywhere I go that my iPod can follow. I have one rule about music, and that rule is: Don't judge the music by the artist.
You may not like the singer, but that doesn't mean you can't like the song. I love all music, and I love to discover new artists and songs of all genres. I hope to share my love of music with everyone and introduce people to new artists and music.