Shortly after she signed to Pharrell Williams' record label in 2007 (Note: She is now on Kanye's GOOD Music label and Def Jam), Teyana appeared on the reality show during its fourth season of chronicling the ups and downs of privileged or famous teens - often the children of celebrities and/or aspiring celebrities themselves - as they planned extravagant birthday parties that were not without elevated teenage drama. All my adult life, I've looked up to her, even though she's younger than me. "It's my family's, it's my fan's, it's my country's, it's the Caribbean as a whole, it's women, it's black women, so many people feel like their little piece is such a major part of this puzzle, and I have to thank you guys for supporting me over and over".
In addition to Rihanna, Beyoncé spent her time in the spotlight last night not only racking up a whopping amount of wins, but leaving viewers begging for more after her almost 16-minute medley performance of the sizzling summer anthems featured on new album, "Lemonade". The pop star was accompanied by rapper G-Eazy so the two could perform their hit single, "Make Me...".
But perhaps the biggest feat MTV accomplished was making us actually want to watch a music video. David Bowie - who died from cancer earlier this year - received four nominations for "Lazarus" and won best art direction. All told, the 2015 show grossed just shy of 10 million viewers across all of the networks.
Performers included Nick Jonas, The Chainsmokers, Ty Dollar $ign and Ariana Grande, who brought spin class to the VMA stage when she sang the reggae-tinged "Side to Side" with Nicki Minaj. "The rapper-singer-producer performed his hit "(Expletive) Up Some Commas". As Lochte - who is dealing with trouble after filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Rio Olympics - Fallon lied onstage about writing Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and directing the clips nominated for video of the year.
The honorable maternal mentions started with Alicia Keys.
Adele was behind Beyonce with eight nominations.
The singer also took home the award for Breakthrough Long-Form Video for "Lemonade", which first aired on HBO. Fifth Harmony was a double victor, taking home song of summer and best collaboration video.