Kanye and Miley – Party ‘Till You Drop!

And for viewers -or at least me – “drop” means the 10:30 mark. That’s when possibly the two biggest stories of the night for the MTV 2015 Video Music Awards reached memetic status.
1.) Miley “Hannah-Montana-no-more” Cyrus – Oh Miley, I know (or at least THINK) you’re spoofing your public image (I’m over 21! Woo-Hoo!), but it comes off like you just want to keep partying until you drop, and this is more of the fun.
After the Kanye West acceptance speech (which seems to have backfired on him, see more below), Miley dropped the self-satire and went into full-on self-satisfaction, making her bad public image worse and Vanessa Beyer’s defamatory attacks (IMO) on her more truthful than defamatory.
2.) Kanye West. When Taylor Swift was introducing him, she all-but-flat-out called him an ignorant, unfair ingrate, leaving him looking hurt. In a long, possibly-thought-up-on-the-spot acceptance speech that MTV ikely was too scared to cut short, he said he was grateful for the award and the cheers, admitted that he came off too strong while fighting the good fight and for artistic expression, and that he meant well. He also claimed that MTV exploited his infamous criticism of the network – and himself by extension – for ratings reasons, leaving Taylor looking steamed. Lastly – and who knows if he’s kidding – he claimed to be running for President in 2020.  Twitter promptly blew up, with posters yet again calling him a self-righteous bully (see the #MTVVMAs hashtag for August 30-31, 2015, for why).
(BTW, Beyonce Knowles, whom Kanye claimed in the upthread video to be a better and much-more-memorable show-woman than Swift, was nowhere mentioned, never mind shown. My money is on both her and MTV not wanting her in the theater, on anybody calling her out, in case Kanye dragged her into his complaints.)
In related news, Nicki Minaj is still her outrageous self, Justin Beiber’s starting a comeback, and Truth.org is now running anti-marijuana ads.