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April 18, 2014

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Kanye West Stays Drama-Free at 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

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The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards had big shoes to fill. Last year, the show was filled with surprising moments such as Kanye West infamously interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech and then Lil' Mama jumping on stage in the middle of Alicia Keys and Jay-Z's performance of 'Empire State of Mind.'

This year, Eminem opened the show with his single 'Not Afraid,' and although Rihanna previously told MTV she wouldn't be able to perform their song, 'Love The Way You Lie,' the Barbados native sported her new red hair for the opening performance clad in a white tutu number.



Teen pop star Justin Bieber rocked an outside performance with tons of screaming fans right before his mentor, Usher, sang 'OMG' and 'DJ Got Us Fallin in Love.'

Drake made his first VMA performance with a remix of 'Fancy,' alongside Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beats.

Grand Hustle newcomer B.o.B. performed his single, 'Airplanes,' with Haylee Williams of Paramour. And Bruno Mars joined him for 'Nothin' on You.'

In a surprise appearance, Cher, who is promoting her upcoming 'Burlesque' film, presented Lady Gaga with video of the year honors for 'Bad Romance'

But the night's highlight was Kanye's return to the VMAs to close out the show with his new song 'Runaway' featuring The Clipse MC Pusha T. Since his infamous VMA moment last year, people were waiting to see whether the Chicago MC would perform some type of apology track to Taylor Swift. Instead, the Grammy Award-winning country star opened her performance with a video montage of the incident.

She sang a song off her upcoming album, 'Speak Now,' which included lyrics like, "I guess you really did it this time/ Left yourself in your war path/ Lost your balance on a tight rope/ Lost your mind trying to get it back," and "32 and still growing up now," leading viewers to assume the song had the 'Power' rapper in mind.

Nevertheless, 'Ye left his performance at the end of the night with the crowd chanting "Kanye, Kanye." Clearly, his "toast to the a**holes" proclamation put him back on top.



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