Even if you missed the 43rd Annual American Music Awards this past Sunday, there is no doubt that you have seen some type of meme, status, or comment regarding the show.
Can we first start off by discussing the epic opening dance act performed by hostess Jennifer Lopez. At 46, J.Lo is still just as beautiful, vibrant, and in shape as she was when she first came on the scene as a Fly Girl on In Living Color. With the opening act, she reminded us all of the great music that we heard throughout 2015, as well as why she is still a triple-threat.
In case you have been living under a rock or just have been totally unplugged for the past few days, check out the video footage here and peep Minaj’s facial expression at about the 2.28 mark in the video. Many on social media feel this was Nicki Minaj throwing shade J.Lo’s way. And you already know they were quick with preparing and sharing memes in honor of this under-impressed facial expression during ‘Anaconda’. Nicki took to her twitter to make sure it was known that she was not intentionally looking so bored during the performance of her song…it was just a coincidence…right?!
Let’s not fail to mention all of the fantastic fashion that walked the runway as well as graced the stage. J.Lo came to slay that night!
Miss Piggy and Kermit spoofed Adele’s ‘Hello’ video during the show, Nicki Minaj blew up on social media again by thanking ‘Hotline Bling’ singer / rapper Drake, as well as her “baby, Meek” during her acceptance speech, Meghan Trainor made out with Charlie Puth, and Demi Lovato joined Alanis Morissette during the ‘You Oughta Know’ performance. Celene Dion also made an appearance to sing a song that was a tribute to Paris.
Needless to say, the ceremony was more than amazing from all angles. I take this time to thank social media and the internet for catching me up on this awesomeness since I was unable to watch the show.
xo, Leana Shenise.
Images courtesy of Getty Images, Nicki Minaj’s Twitter, & the totally public social media hashtag #AMAs. Videos courtesy of Karen Civil & Ccepoe on YouTube.