Last night, the 41st annual American Music Awards went by without any twerking or weed smoking, making for a pretty blasé awards show. Taylor Swift took home three awards — for favorite Country Album, favorite Country Female and the most coveted, Artist of the Year Award — while Justin Timberlake also swept the awards, taking home favorite Pop/Rock male, favorite Soul/R&B Male and favorite Soul/R&B Album.
Current queen of controversy Miley Cyrus performed her newest hit, “Wrecking Ball,” decked out in a cat-patterned bikini-type-thing while a cat that appeared to sing along was projected on the screen behind her. In this ironic twist, Cyrus seems to have become a crazy cat lady while simultaneously stirring controversy on a global scale.
Despite the less than thrilling show, which seemed to rush artists through their thank yous to fit the three-hour time slot, Twitter has given us some good reactions to make up for the boring ceremony.
“You guys are the strongest, most powerful bond in my life and I really appreciate the AMAs you won us tonight. Thank you so much.” Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)
Dana DeArmond questions Katy Perry’s geisha-themed performance, which seems to have raised a few eyebrows, and Joan Jett.
“I’m not quite sure how I feel about Katy Perry performing on the #AMAs in “yellow face”” — Dana DeArmond ™ @danadearmond)
Joan Jett looks like that weird puppet lady who lives in a carousel on Mr. Rogers :(” — Dana DeArmond ™ (@danadearmond)
German singer and dancer Sofia Toufa wasn’t impressed with TLC’s performance of “Waterfalls.”
“This TLC performance really bummed me out. Lil Mama doing Left Eye’s part… Just no!” — ‘SOFI’ (@SOFIofficial)
And don’t forget about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ performance, plus their 9747382642719 awards.
“Macklemore took his jewelry off to crowd surf. I don’t even have a joke for this. #AMAs” — Dana DeArmond ™ (@danadearmond)
Yahoo editor Richard Rushfield has a good question.
“What band is Bill Maher in? #amas” — Richard Rushfield (@richardrushfield)
But overall, guitarist Alex Skolnick from metal band Testament had the right idea as he played a concert instead of watching the show.
“BTW, it seems there was a really bad music awards show on TV tonight. Happy 2 have missed it for the sake of playing screaming guitar #AMAs” Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick)
And finally, we’re guessing this is exactly how Gaga felt after the show.
“”But I rode in on a human horse!” – Lady Gaga, now”
Richard Rushfield (@richardrushfield)
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