Kanye West’s performance muted at Billboard Music Awards

18 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Billboard Awards 2015: Best and worst dressed.

Las Vegas played hosted to the star-studded Billboard Music Awards last night, as Taylor Swift swept the board and an impressive line-up of performers took to the stage.

While no less than six starlets, including Swifty and model of the moment Kendall Jenner rocked designs by Olivier Rousteing, the popular fashion house took the opportunity to announce its upcoming collaboration with high-street’s H&M which will be released later this year. Those of us in the UK were sleeping while most of the action was taking place state-side, so here’s our round-up of the best bits you missed from across the pond: It was most definitely Tay-Tay’s night, with the chart-topper bagging not one, not two, but a massive eight gongs for *deep breath* Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist and Top Streaming Song (Video). Then of course, there was the hotly-awaited “Bad Blood” video premiere, featuring a host of stars from Lena Dunham and Jessica Alba to Selena Gomez and Kendrick Lamar, who added a guest rap just to make it that bit cooler. It turns out the video is for a more electronic remix, with Swift playing ass-kicking alter ego Catastrophe as two girl gangs wage war on each other against a backdrop of fire. Check it out for yourself: It was a big moment for the One Direction lads on Sunday, as they accepted their first award as a foursome for Top Group. “There’s one more person to share this with and that’s our brother Zayn,” shouted Liam, repping his former bandmate to avoid any awkwardness after those recent Twitter spats with Louis.

The infamous dreadlocks were gone and in their place was a slicked back pony tail complete with a pant suit that boasted a hodgepodge of animal prints, coral crystals and ice blue heels. Rapper Ludacris stepped up to pay tribute to “the king of blues” as a photo of King performing appeared in the background. “Although he came from humble roots in Mississippi, B.B. King became music royalty with the sound he made on his legendary guitar Lucille,” he said. “As long as we can all hear his music, the thrill will never be gone. I didn’t realise her children were old enough to get married because this flesh coloured Yousef Al-Jasm gown sure makes her look like an over dressed mother-of-the-bride. King” The Empire gang celebrated news there will be a second season next year by jumping onstage for an energetic rendition of some of the show’s top hits.

We’re talking “You’re So Beautiful” and “Conqueror” courtesy of Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, joined by special guest Estelle. There were pyrotechnics galore for West’s closing performance of “All Day” and “Black Skinhead” but, just like at the Brit Awards in February, many TV viewers were left thinking their tellys were playing up as the rapper was censored for more than a minute.

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