Brooklyn all grown up on Vogue cover

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Model behaviour … Brooklyn Beckham, pictured at the MTV Video Music Awards in LA this week, is on the cover of Miss Vogue UK. Picture: Frazer Harrison
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BROOKLYN Beckham sure knows how to strike a pose.


The son of Victoria and David Beckham, 16, looks all grown up on the cover of Miss Vogue.

He appears on the cover of the UK magazine’s October issue, in what is billed as his “first ever interview”.

And it seems Brooklyn isn’t blinded by the celebrity scene he grew up in, telling Miss Vogue he was starstruck when he met physicist Stephen Hawking.

“I felt very humble when my parents took me to meet (Hawking),” Beckham told Miss Vogue.

He revealed he shares clothes with his soccer star dad, wants to study art at university when he finishes high school, and called James Dean his style hero.

Looks run in the family ... Brooklyn, centre, with his brothers Romeo and Cruz. Picture:

Looks run in the family … Brooklyn, centre, with his brothers Romeo and Cruz.
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And when asked whose fashion advice he takes?

“My mum knows a lot about fashion, but obviously I listen to my dad as he has great style and we share clothes,” Brooklyn told the magazine.

Brooklyn’s parents had both previously appeared on the cover of Miss Vogue.

It is the teen heart-throb’s second magazine cover this month.

He appears with his family on the front of Interview, in a selfie taken by his famous mother, Victoria.

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Obama Supports Kanye West’s 2020 Presidential Bid






Democrats are taking the prospect of a Kanye West presidential bid seriously.

West made his intention known during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday.

The Associated Press reports from Air Force One the White House has announced it is anticipating the rapper’s bid for president.

Josh Earnest, Obama’s press secretary, said he looks “forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat.”

The Hill went so far as to suggest the candidacy of Donald Trump has opened the door for a West presidential bid.

“In the end, it’s not important what policy Kanye West ultimately decides to run with. What’s really important is that he’s loud, overexposed and boorish. The rest will sort itself out,” writes Eddie Zipperer.

West, who has posed as Jesus on the cover of Rolling Stone and has outraged Jewish groups with alleged antisemitic remarks, has had numerous run-ins with the police, including charges of felony vandalism during altercations with paparazzi.

Millions of politically ignorant Americans would undoubtedly vote for West and celebrate Kim Kardashian as First Lady.

The prospect of a West presidency and the support of Obama and Democrats for the “loud, overexposed and boorish” rapper demonstrates that politics in America has devolved into a carnival freak show and the presidency is no longer taken seriously.

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Taylor Swift’s ‘squad’ is a creepy cult


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Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood Squad rocked some serious fashion at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Selena Gomez, out of all these bad girls who was rocking the best outfit?

The squad: Martha Hunt, from left, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Taylo

The squad: Martha Hunt, from left, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Serayah, Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Mariska Hargitay.
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AS TELEVISIONS around the world switched to MTV for the Video Music Awards, one of the first things viewers likely saw was a group of 10 statuesque beauties towering a foot above the rest of the crowd, complete with flawless makeup and impeccably styled locks.


No, scientists have not perfected human cloning — one of those women was up for an award.

The other nine? Well, that was just her squad.

Squad Goals, which in 2015 managed to enter our rhetoric as swiftly as selfie, hashtag and catfish did the year prior, has become millennial lingo for anyone seeking a close-knit yet undeniably fabulous group of friends — of which Taylor Swift and her pals have become the gold standard.

But at what point did Swift’s gaggle of girlfriends shift from cool to creepy?

It’s about more than just the fact that they all look similar — though it is eerie how tall, thin and polished most of Swift’s friends are.

When Swift was announced as the winner of the Music Video of the Year, she and her squad all jumped synchronously, as if they’d been programmed beforehand, to celebrate the victory. Then, as one shiny, smiling unit, the 10 women flocked to the stage to accept the award that Swift, their brave and fearless leader, had won for them.

But talk of Swift didn’t cease when the singer left the stage. Later in the broadcast, Serayah, best known for her role on Empire, took the time to give the pop star, whom she had accompanied on the red carpet, another shout-out.

Martha Hunt, Lily Aldridge, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Hailee Steinfeld and Serayah McNe

Martha Hunt, Lily Aldridge, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Hailee Steinfeld and Serayah McNeill.
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“First of all, I would love to give a big congrats to my girl, Taylor Swift,” the actress said into the mike, before proceeding to name the winner for best video with a social message.

The social message most of us came away with by the end of the night? Swift has managed to turn her squad into a straight-up Stepford Wives-style cult.

How else can you explain the fact that they all agreed to appear in her Bad Blood music video for free — which Swift announced to the audience during the VMAs?

The fact that one of the most successful female artists of all time couldn’t be bothered to throw some green at her “best friends” for propping up her continuing rise to fame isn’t impressive — it’s indentured servitude.

And though Swift claims being her friend is easy — “You have to like me, and you have to want to spend time with me,” she informed a sold-out crowd at MetLife stadium in July — in reality, it’s much more complex.

Merely wanting to be Swift’s friend isn’t enough. Celebrities who make the cut also need to possess enough social capital to offer her something in return — to add another dimension to bolster her clean-cut image. Baking cookies with Hailee Steinfeld makes Swift look innocent and down-to-earth; being named godmother to Jaime King’s newborn makes Swift more maternal; standing next to models such as Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt reminds the world of how tall, svelte and blond Swift really is.

Seven weeks ago Swift wrote, “The Trinity, Frostbyte, Slay-Z, and Lucky Fiori brought the

Seven weeks ago Swift wrote, “The Trinity, Frostbyte, Slay-Z, and Lucky Fiori brought the Bad Blood video to life tonight”.
Source: Instagram

In July, Ed Droste, of indie rock band Grizzly Bear, unveiled on Twitter the alleged “dark rules” of being a member of Swift’s squad, of which he’d been informed by a mutual friend. According to Droste, the singer doesn’t allow members of her squad to speak to her unless they’re spoken to, and there’s a strict dress code for both her parties and her concerts.

“@edwarddroste Bullsh*tt. The day I met her I was impressed how open of a heart she had and she has remained that way since. Don’t knock her,” said model Martha Hunt in Swift’s defence.

“@edwarddroste lol that’s the biggest load of bs. ‘Swift insider’ HA you wish you knew. Stop trying to create drama where there is none,” echoed Gigi Hadid.

Being ready to defend Swift at a moment’s notice is just another unspoken rule of being a member of the squad. Indeed, whenever any of the squad members does an interview, they are usually sure to include a line about how great it is to be friends with the 25-year-old.

“She has such an infectious personality,” Hunt told People in July. “Everyone just wants to be around her at all times. She really brings out the best in everybody.”

“She is the coolest girl. She’s so sweet,” Kloss told Cosmopolitan in 2014. “She’s a normal girl … she’s a really nice girl.”

“You know, it’s done nothing but help me …,” Steinfeld said of her friendship with Swift in an August interview with Pop Justice, “she’s such an incredible human being.”

And Steinfeld is right — her profile in the entertainment industry has risen since joining Swift’s squad. She had a role in the Bad Blood music video, she released her first album and she landed a part in the summer hit Pitch Perfect 2.

Not everyone timed their jump well.

Not everyone timed their jump well.
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Other pals have also been rewarded for their good behaviour, including touring gigs with Ed Sheeran and Haim, renewed interest in ageing actresses such as King, Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo, and, for Hadid, magazine covers and a starring role in Calvin Harris’ newest music video, How Deep Is Your Love?

Hell, Bad Blood even gave Jessica Alba her most memorable acting role in years.

The final rule for being part of the squad? Agreeing to wear matching white Victorian nightgowns Swift purchased for her bevy of friends in Nashville, according to Vanity Fair.

If being a member of Swift’s squad is starting to sound pretty terrible, just imagine how bad it is not to be in the It club. Swift’s Stalin-like control of the entertainment industry means that anyone who turns down an opportunity to be in the squad — or dares to diss her — had better watch his or her back.

When two of the world’s favourite funny ladies, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, mocked the star at the 2013 Golden Globes, Swift replied with the now-infamous quote: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

Indeed, the women who have crossed swords with Swift — most notably Katy Perry, for whom Bad Blood was allegedly penned — have not fared well. When Swift believed Nicki Minaj was calling her out after the VMA nominations were unveiled, Swift had no problem returning the favour. Even VMA host Miley Cyrus is fed up with the illusion of grandeur the squad portrays.

“I’m not trying to be in the squad,” the controversial singer bravely confessed to the New York Times in a story that went live at the end of the telecast. “None of my friends are famous, and not because of any other reason than I just like real people who are living real lives, because I’m inspired by them.”

Miley had better watch her back — the Swift squad is coming for her next.


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Known for her catchy lyrics and heartwarming smile, Taylor Swift has exploded on the music scene, breaking all boundaries between pop and country genres. But Swift wasn’t always a global superstar. Growing up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania, she was a long way from the life she leads now-complete with sold-out tours, hit songs and high-profile romances. Learn how her songwriting helped her cope with her teenage troubles and get all the details on her past loves including Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer. Watch as Swift explores her musical talents and pens some of the decade’s most popular albums in this up-close-and-personal look at America s sweetheart.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post.

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Taylor Swift’s squad has become a creepy cult


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Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood Squad rocked some serious fashion at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Selena Gomez, out of all these bad girls who was rocking the best outfit?

The squad: Martha Hunt, from left, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Taylo

The squad: Martha Hunt, from left, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Serayah, Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Mariska Hargitay.
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AS TELEVISIONS around the world switched to MTV for the Video Music Awards, one of the first things viewers likely saw was a group of 10 statuesque beauties towering a foot above the rest of the crowd, complete with flawless makeup and impeccably styled locks.


No, scientists have not perfected human cloning — one of those women was up for an award.

The other nine? Well, that was just her squad.

Squad Goals, which in 2015 managed to enter our rhetoric as swiftly as selfie, hashtag and catfish did the year prior, has become millennial lingo for anyone seeking a close-knit yet undeniably fabulous group of friends — of which Taylor Swift and her pals have become the gold standard.

But at what point did Swift’s gaggle of girlfriends shift from cool to creepy?

It’s about more than just the fact that they all look similar — though it is eerie how tall, thin and polished most of Swift’s friends are.

When Swift was announced as the winner of the Music Video of the Year, she and her squad all jumped synchronously, as if they’d been programmed beforehand, to celebrate the victory. Then, as one shiny, smiling unit, the 10 women flocked to the stage to accept the award that Swift, their brave and fearless leader, had won for them.

But talk of Swift didn’t cease when the singer left the stage. Later in the broadcast, Serayah, best known for her role on Empire, took the time to give the pop star, whom she had accompanied on the red carpet, another shout-out.

Martha Hunt, Lily Aldridge, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Hailee Steinfeld and Serayah McNe

Martha Hunt, Lily Aldridge, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Hailee Steinfeld and Serayah McNeill.
Source: Supplied

“First of all, I would love to give a big congrats to my girl, Taylor Swift,” the actress said into the mike, before proceeding to name the winner for best video with a social message.

The social message most of us came away with by the end of the night? Swift has managed to turn her squad into a straight-up Stepford Wives-style cult.

How else can you explain the fact that they all agreed to appear in her Bad Blood music video for free — which Swift announced to the audience during the VMAs?

The fact that one of the most successful female artists of all time couldn’t be bothered to throw some green at her “best friends” for propping up her continuing rise to fame isn’t impressive — it’s indentured servitude.

And though Swift claims being her friend is easy — “You have to like me, and you have to want to spend time with me,” she informed a sold-out crowd at MetLife stadium in July — in reality, it’s much more complex.

Merely wanting to be Swift’s friend isn’t enough. Celebrities who make the cut also need to possess enough social capital to offer her something in return — to add another dimension to bolster her clean-cut image. Baking cookies with Hailee Steinfeld makes Swift look innocent and down-to-earth; being named godmother to Jaime King’s newborn makes Swift more maternal; standing next to models such as Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt reminds the world of how tall, svelte and blond Swift really is.

Seven weeks ago Swift wrote, “The Trinity, Frostbyte, Slay-Z, and Lucky Fiori brought the

Seven weeks ago Swift wrote, “The Trinity, Frostbyte, Slay-Z, and Lucky Fiori brought the Bad Blood video to life tonight”.
Source: Instagram

In July, Ed Droste, of indie rock band Grizzly Bear, unveiled on Twitter the alleged “dark rules” of being a member of Swift’s squad, of which he’d been informed by a mutual friend. According to Droste, the singer doesn’t allow members of her squad to speak to her unless they’re spoken to, and there’s a strict dress code for both her parties and her concerts.

“@edwarddroste Bullsh*tt. The day I met her I was impressed how open of a heart she had and she has remained that way since. Don’t knock her,” said model Martha Hunt in Swift’s defence.

“@edwarddroste lol that’s the biggest load of bs. ‘Swift insider’ HA you wish you knew. Stop trying to create drama where there is none,” echoed Gigi Hadid.

Being ready to defend Swift at a moment’s notice is just another unspoken rule of being a member of the squad. Indeed, whenever any of the squad members does an interview, they are usually sure to include a line about how great it is to be friends with the 25-year-old.

“She has such an infectious personality,” Hunt told People in July. “Everyone just wants to be around her at all times. She really brings out the best in everybody.”

“She is the coolest girl. She’s so sweet,” Kloss told Cosmopolitan in 2014. “She’s a normal girl … she’s a really nice girl.”

“You know, it’s done nothing but help me …,” Steinfeld said of her friendship with Swift in an August interview with Pop Justice, “she’s such an incredible human being.”

And Steinfeld is right — her profile in the entertainment industry has risen since joining Swift’s squad. She had a role in the Bad Blood music video, she released her first album and she landed a part in the summer hit Pitch Perfect 2.

Not everyone timed their jump well.

Not everyone timed their jump well.
Source: Instagram

Other pals have also been rewarded for their good behaviour, including touring gigs with Ed Sheeran and Haim, renewed interest in ageing actresses such as King, Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo, and, for Hadid, magazine covers and a starring role in Calvin Harris’ newest music video, How Deep Is Your Love?

Hell, Bad Blood even gave Jessica Alba her most memorable acting role in years.

The final rule for being part of the squad? Agreeing to wear matching white Victorian nightgowns Swift purchased for her bevy of friends in Nashville, according to Vanity Fair.

If being a member of Swift’s squad is starting to sound pretty terrible, just imagine how bad it is not to be in the It club. Swift’s Stalin-like control of the entertainment industry means that anyone who turns down an opportunity to be in the squad — or dares to diss her — had better watch his or her back.

When two of the world’s favourite funny ladies, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, mocked the star at the 2013 Golden Globes, Swift replied with the now-infamous quote: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

Indeed, the women who have crossed swords with Swift — most notably Katy Perry, for whom Bad Blood was allegedly penned — have not fared well. When Swift believed Nicki Minaj was calling her out after the VMA nominations were unveiled, Swift had no problem returning the favour. Even VMA host Miley Cyrus is fed up with the illusion of grandeur the squad portrays.

“I’m not trying to be in the squad,” the controversial singer bravely confessed to the New York Times in a story that went live at the end of the telecast. “None of my friends are famous, and not because of any other reason than I just like real people who are living real lives, because I’m inspired by them.”

Miley had better watch her back — the Swift squad is coming for her next.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post.

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Kanye West gets political action committee, presidential jokes go viral

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Images of Kanye West’s face on Mount Rushmore and a potential White House takeover by the Kardashian reality TV clan fired up social media on Monday, a day after the rapper virtually hijacked a rambunctious MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) show as he declared he planned to run for U.S. president in 2020.

West, who is married to Kim Kardashian, sparked dozens of satirical memes on social media after his rambling, 13-minute speech on Sunday – when he admitted he had “rolled up a little something earlier in the night – while accepting the Video Vanguard award for lifetime achievement.

Although most viewers saw West’s presidential declaration as a joke, a Maryland college student on Monday filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to set up a political action committee called Ready for Kanye.

Eugene Craig III, 24, chairman of the Young Minority Republicans Fund, told Reuters he hoped West would consider running as a Republican in 2020.

“We think he is a champion of a lot of issues and he has an interesting perspective. (The PAC) is not just a joke,” said Craig, a student at Bowie State University.

West, 38, scored the award show’s top hashtag, #Kanye2020, according to social analytics company NetBase. The show became the most-tweeted television program since Nielsen began tracking Twitter TV activity in 2011, with some 21.4 million tweets sent in the United States alone.

West’s declaration of presidential ambitions triggered images of his face imposed on Shepard Fairey’s familiar 2008 Barack Obama “Hope” campaign poster and pasted on Mount Rushmore alongside the sculptures of U.S. Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt.

Fantasy opinion polls showed West running ahead of Donald Trump, who has been leading polls among the many Republican presidential contenders, while another viral post placed Kim Kardashian, as well as sisters Khloe and Kourtney, outside the White House.

Music website Billboard.com suggested rapper Jay-Z could be West’s vice president and Taylor Swift could be installed in the State Department.

The annual VMA awards show, which honors achievements in music videos, has long been known for its outrageous moments.

Sunday’s show was replete with liberal cursing, skits about marijuana use, barely-there outfits, and an apparently accidental flash of bare breasts from host Miley Cyrus, 22.

The Parents Television Council, which says it aims to “protect children and families from graphic sex, violence and profanity in the media, responded with outrage.

“MTV … chose to perpetuate blatant sexualization – much of it self-inflicted by the artists – and to celebrate the use of illegal drugs,” council President Tim Winter said in a statement.

MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc, said it had no comment on the PTC statement.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant and Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Bill Trott and Leslie Adler)

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Did Miley Cyrus Just Expose The Music Industry Live On TV At The VMA?

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This week at the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus blatantly said that elements within “the entertainment industry” intentionally manipulate the constant soap opera that exists between celebrities. Typically we would not pay any attention to this celebrity-driven soap opera, but it is a massive propaganda tool that the ruling class uses to keep people distracted, and it is important to point out the behind the scenes manipulations that many would write off as a “conspiracy theory.”

The admission was made during a possibly staged portion of the award ceremony when celebrity Nicki Minaj became confrontational with Cyrus over something that she had reportedly said about her “in the press.” Cyrus responded by saying “We’re all in this industry, we all do interview, and we all know how they manipulate sh**.”

Most media outlets promoted this petty beef between two celebrities while overlooking the blatant and obvious fact that it is common for elements within the entertainment industry to manipulate the information that is consumed by their customers. It is likely that the events that transpired were staged, but not necessarily entirely scripted, meaning that they are given a basic outline of how their portion is supposed to play out, and they are allowed to improvise with their own dialogue. And it is truly interesting that Cyrus chose to call out the entertainment industry in this way, if in fact she was speaking on her own and not acting.

With figures in the entertainment industry, it is nearly impossible to tell who has honest intentions, who is a mindless pawn, and who is actively helping to spread propaganda. Many assume that every single celebrity is a paid propagandist, and this may be true to some extent, but each celebrity seems to have different lines that they draw in the sand about just how far they will go, and just how long they will “play the game.” Sometimes, celebrities will come to understand the game that is being played around them, and while they may be morally opposed to it, they continue to play because they are already trapped.  This is when they are faced with a choice, will they continue to push propaganda, or will they stand up and use their credibility as an insider, and whistleblower to speak out about what they have seen first-hand.

What else does Cyrus know about the entertainment industry? And will she ever choose to tell the world how deep the corruption goes?

Some say that she is one of the main propaganda pawns of the ruling class, while others say that she has had enough and is ready to rebel.


John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.

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Did Miley Cyrus Just Expose The Music Industry Live On TV At The VMA?

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This week at the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus blatantly said that elements within “the entertainment industry” intentionally manipulate the constant soap opera that exists between celebrities. Typically we would not pay any attention to this celebrity-driven soap opera, but it is a massive propaganda tool that the ruling class uses to keep people distracted, and it is important to point out the behind the scenes manipulations that many would write off as a “conspiracy theory.”

The admission was made during a possibly staged portion of the award ceremony when celebrity Nicki Minaj became confrontational with Cyrus over something that she had reportedly said about her “in the press.” Cyrus responded by saying “We’re all in this industry, we all do interview, and we all know how they manipulate sh**.”

Most media outlets promoted this petty beef between two celebrities while overlooking the blatant and obvious fact that it is common for elements within the entertainment industry to manipulate the information that is consumed by their customers. It is likely that the events that transpired were staged, but not necessarily entirely scripted, meaning that they are given a basic outline of how their portion is supposed to play out, and they are allowed to improvise with their own dialogue. And it is truly interesting that Cyrus chose to call out the entertainment industry in this way, if in fact she was speaking on her own and not acting.

With figures in the entertainment industry, it is nearly impossible to tell who has honest intentions, who is a mindless pawn, and who is actively helping to spread propaganda. Many assume that every single celebrity is a paid propagandist, and this may be true to some extent, but each celebrity seems to have different lines that they draw in the sand about just how far they will go, and just how long they will “play the game.” Sometimes, celebrities will come to understand the game that is being played around them, and while they may be morally opposed to it, they continue to play because they are already trapped.  This is when they are faced with a choice, will they continue to push propaganda, or will they stand up and use their credibility as an insider, and whistleblower to speak out about what they have seen first-hand.

What else does Cyrus know about the entertainment industry? And will she ever choose to tell the world how deep the corruption goes?

Some say that she is one of the main propaganda pawns of the ruling class, while others say that she has had enough and is ready to rebel.


John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.

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Taylor Swift Wins Video Of The Year For ‘Bad Blood’ At 2015 VMAs

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Taylor Swift won Video of the Year at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards for “Bad Blood” on Sunday night.

Swift hit the stage with her girl squad, including Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Mariska Hargitay, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Serayah, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss. The singer thanked Kendrick Lamar, who was featured in the video but wasn’t present at the VMAs to accept the award with her. Surprisingly, Swift didn’t announce a run for presidency though, unlike her buddy Kanye West

Swift and Lamar’s “Bad Blood” beat out Beyoncé’s “7/11,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Lamar’s “Alright.” Let’s hope there’s no bad blood between any of them — because band-aids don’t fix bullet holes, guys. 

Bad Blood,” aka the most female celebrity-packed video ever, was nominated in six other categories, including Best Collaboration. Swift’s video for “Blank Space” won Best Pop Video and Best Female Video.

Last year’s Video of the Year award went to this year’s host, Miley Cyrus, for “Wrecking Ball.” The singer famously used her acceptance speech to share the spotlight with a young man and advocate for homeless youth.

See the full list of 2015 VMAs winners here.

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Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift During VMAs Acceptance Speech

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Taylor Swift presented Kanye West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

The network aired a tribute to West’s videography before Swift took the stage and said, “I first met Kanye West six years ago at this show, actually,” referencing his famous 2009 stage-rushing of her win for Best Female Video. The “Blank Space” singer said “College Dropout” was the first album she bought on iTunes, before joking, “Imma let you finish, but Kanye West has one of the greatest careers of all time.”

Then, West walked on stage and continued to shut down the entire VMAs. After standing silently for a seriously long time, basking in the audience screams, he launched into the most scattered, random acceptance speech of all time. He rambled about grocery shopping for fresh juice with his daughter, baseball games, and how he doesn’t “understand award shows,” before announcing that at the end of the day, he really wants you to just listen to the kids. 

Through all of his bumbling though, West reflected on how much he’s changed over the years since becoming a father, leading him to apologize to Swift for “Imma let you finish”-ing her in 2009.

“I think if I had to do it all again — what would I have done? Would I have worn a leather shirt? Would I have drank half a bottle of Hennessy and given the rest of it to the audience? Y’all know you drank that bottle, too. If I had a daughter at that time would I have went on stage and grabbed the mic from someone else’s? You know, this arena tomorrow is gonna be a completely different set up — some concert … This stage will be gone. After that night, the stage was gone, but the effect that it had on people remained.”

But then, in his final statement, Kanye dropped the bomb: “I have decided in 2020 to run for president.” So, yeah, that happened.

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Models hit back at their haters

Haters gonna hate ... Blac Chyna and Amber Rose. Picture: AFP

Haters gonna hate … Blac Chyna and Amber Rose. Picture: AFP
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NO stranger to wearing outfits that leave you struggling for words, model Amber Rose has chosen to use words to highlight empowerment … as well as her latest MTV special.


Walking the red carpet with BFF Blac Chyna at the MTV Video Music Awards, the pair strode proudly down the red carpet in catsuits emblazoned with words normally used to demean and demoralise women, calling out all the haters from her past.

Blac Chyna, Amber Rose

NSFW … Blac Chyna and Amber Rose arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: AP
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From “slut” to “whore” to the more PC terms “stripper” and “gold digger” the two former strippers-turned-models and new mums had eyebrows raised with their eye-catching look.

Blac Chyna and Amber Rose arrive on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture

Blac Chyna and Amber Rose arrive on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: AFP
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Joined by friends with complementing outfits with the word “faggot” scrawled across them Rose and Chyna posed proudly for photographers.

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Loud and proud ... Amber Rose attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: Getty

Loud and proud … Amber Rose attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: Getty
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The pair have announced that they will star together on an MTV reality show about their lives.

Rose split from Wiz Khalifa last year after she reportedly caught him cheating. Chyna was allegedly ditched by love rat Tyga for the barely-legal 18-year-old Kylie Jenner while pregnant with the rapper’s child.

Calling it out ... Amber Rose attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: Getty

Calling it out … Amber Rose attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: Getty
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Using the occasion to start a conversation about gender equality the response was mixed from social media. Some commended the pair for highlighting gender issues, while others said it was too much.

After the breakdown of her relationship with Wiz Khalifa, Rose has been outspoken about the entertainment industry’s double standards when it comes to women.

Kiss cam ... Model Amber Rose and Comedian Amy Schumer share a kiss for the kiss cam at t

Kiss cam … Model Amber Rose and Comedian Amy Schumer share a kiss for the kiss cam at this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Picture: Film Magic
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Rose has a history of using the MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet as a platform to shock and inspire … although usually it’s with her voluptuous curves and individual style.

2009: Amber Rose and Kanye West arrive for the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: Film Magi

2009: Amber Rose and Kanye West arrive for the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: Film Magic
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2014: Amber Rose attends the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: Getty

2014: Amber Rose attends the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: Getty
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Rose has also revelled in shocking fans with her TMI antics with former lover Wiz Khalifa.

Missed a spot ... Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose arrive at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. P

Missed a spot … Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose arrive at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Picture: Getty
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Rapper Wiz Khalifa and model Amber Rose 2013 BET Awards. Picture: Getty

Rapper Wiz Khalifa and model Amber Rose 2013 BET Awards. Picture: Getty
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