Glasgow MTV EMAs
Nicki Minaj fans, the wait is nearly over. The MTV EMAs are only days away.
Minaj, should definitely stoke the fires of infamy at the MTV EMAs. The Starships singer will be presenting, performing, and also hoping to pick up an award or two at the event, after being nominated four times. Her nominated categories include Best Female and Best Hip Hop.
No stranger at making headlines herself. Some of Minaj’s outrageous antics have included, having a fake Pope exorcise her on stage at the Grammies, causing outrage performing at the Superbowl half time show, alongside MIA and Madonna, and following the release of her single Anaconda she was seen grinding on rapper Drake.
The sexually explicit front cover of her latest single Anaconda, was her most recent dalliance with controversy. With record stores being forced to cover Nicki’s modesty with strategically positioned stickers, after she appeared on the cover in little more than a G-string.
The MTV EMA’s are not shy at attracting controversy and criticism themselves.
In years past, the late Amy Winehouse performed on stage while apparently under the influence of narcotics.
Rocker Pete Doherty performed with his band Babyshambles at the MTV EMAs, without being under the influence of drugs, which was as equally controversial.
Kanye West wrote his name in infamy after storming the MTV EMA stage, this was in response to being pipped for best video by Justice. (Obviously at a time when him doing such a thing was out of the ordinary).
Who can forget Rick Astley being voted best act ever, after the poll was hijacked by the internet in the ultimate act of rickrolling.
Last year Afrojack felt the wrath of Eminem fans after apparently “dissing” the Detroit rapper and hip hop in general. The Dutch EDM DJ was bombarded with repeated messages of “who” on his social media platforms. Eminem, when questioned by Will Ferrell for a response in regards to the Afrojack “diss” replied, “who?”
Miley Cyrus last year also risked the outrage of parents everywhere after appearing to light up a joint on stage. (The awards where being hosted in Amsterdam of all places.)
Some of the biggest names in music history have appeared on stage and performed at the event, Bono handing Sir Paul McCartney the icon award, Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, 30 Seconds to Mars, Foo Fighters, Eminem or U2 and Jay Z playing Bloody Sunday on stage together, countless iconic moments.
With this year’s event taking place in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, and it being recently voted one of the top three live venues in the world, The EMA organisers will be looking to pull out all the stops and take advantage of the year old venue’s state of the art, world class, light and sound system.
If the antics, outrage and excitement from previous years are any indication of what’s in store for Glasgow, then hold on tight, because the MTV EMA’s is sure to be one hell of a wild ride and quite simply, a night that will never be forgotten.