If you’ve followed this blog for the past 10 years, you know I enjoy spotting on Red Carpets the celebrity women who’ve been spotlighted here before when they were expecting a baby.
Last night, on August 26, the MTV Video Music Awards were held in New Jersey for the first time at the Prudential Center.
One of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums, Cardi B won for Best Hip Hop video for her song “Money” (she was nominated for Artist of the Year too but lost to Ariana Grande). She was also nominated for Best Pop video for “Please Me” with Bruno Mars and Best Dance and Best Power Anthem for “Taki Taki” and “Wish Wish,” respectively.
One other featured mama from the past Alicia Keys was nominated for the Best R&B video for the video for her song “Raise a Man” but lost to former Fifth Harmony girl band member Normani.
The show caters to younger audiences so I have to admit I’ve had to watch the nominees right before publshing this post. Shame. lol In any event, congrats to the winners and shout out to the moms who looked fab on the red carpet including:
Adriana Lima in Sally LaPointe with Chopard jewelry and Christian Louboutin heels.
Last night was the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York City on August 20.
Quite a few of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums showed up and/or showed out with draw-dropping performances, on-stage antics, on the red carpet risks and MoonMan winning!
Jennifer Lopez gave an electrifying performance of a medley of her hits over the years before accepting the Video Vanguard Award, the first person of Latino heritage to win the coveted prize.
Cardi B surprised the audience by opening the show cradling what looked like a baby on stage
Many thought they would get the first glimpse of her infant girl Kultura with husband rapper Offset, but she later revealed it was a trophy.
Womp womp womp!!
Later in the evening, the “I Like It” rapper won three of several awards she was nominated for, Song of the Summer for “I Like It featuring Bad Bunny & J Balvin; Best new artist and Best Collaboration for “Dinero” Jennifer Lopez’s song with DJ Khaled Artist of the year.
She was nominated for Best hip hop, Artist of the Year, Best Latin album, also for Dinero and Song of the Year for “Finesse” with Bruno Mars
Beyoncé’s song “APES**T” with her husband Jay Z as part of their duo The Carters won a few technical awards for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction though that song was also nominated for Best collaboration, Best Direction, Best Choreography,Best Hop Hop, Best Editing And Video of the Year.
On the red carpet, JLo and Cardi showed out along with other alums Kylie Jenner and Blake Lively, coming through with the pant suit again.
MTV Reality show and other Bellyitch alums Heidi Montag, Nicky Hilton, Nicole “Snooki” Palozzi and Audrina Partridge graces the red carpet also.
One fashion trend that stood out to me was the inptricate sheet organza I saw on singing sisters and Beyonce protege Chloe X Haile, comedic actress Tiffany Hadish and British singing phenom Rita Ora.
And finally, winning the sex kitten awards: a chaps and chisel abs donning Teyana Taylor, Blac Chyna and red cat woman Amber Rose.
As usual during Awards shows, artists use their time and platform to espouse messages to their audience. Last night’s MTV VMAs is no stranger to being used as a conduit to deliver news.
Last night, P!nk and hip hop artist Logic, in our opinion delivered the two of the most impactful remarks.
P!nk while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award spoke of her 5-year old daughter who needed a self-esteem boost recently.
“If I may tell you a quick story,” Pink began her acceptance speech relaying a recent exchange with her daughter.
“‘Momma, I’m the ugliest girl I know,'” Pink said her daughter told her one day. “I said, huh? She was like, ‘I look like a boy with long hair.’ My brain went to, oh my God you’re six, where is this coming from?” Pink said.
“I didn’t say anything. Instead I went home and made a PowerPoint presentation for her. In that presentation were androgynous rockstars and artists that live their truth and are probably made fun of everyday of their life and carry on and wave their flag and inspire the rest of us,” she said before naming famous androgynous musicians like Annie Lennox, Prince, George Michael, Elton John, and Michael Jackson.
She then ended her tale with a powerful statement. “We don’t change—we take the gravel in the shell and make a pearl,” she said. “We help other people to change to see more kinds of beauty. Thank you for being your true selves and lighting the way for us,” she wrapped up before giving props to other celebs in the audience.
“You my darling girl are beautiful and I love you,” she said to her daughter, who was in the crowd.
This speech also explains why she and her family were dressed in oversized pin stripe suits, a hat tip to androgyny. Kudos to her for being so present and responsive.
Also, new artist Logic sang his hit song “1-800-273-8255“, which is the national Suicide Prevention Hotline number, and was joined on stage towards the end by a few dozen people of all races, persuasion, and background who have attempted suicide in the past.
The front of their shirts had the number and the back read, “you are not alone.” It was powerful because you could see yourself represented among those people and that sends a powerful message that suicide impacts everyone.
We also found Logic’s plea for acceptance and tolerance much needed, especially in today’s heated political climate.
“I just want to take a moment right now and thank you all so much for giving me a platform to talk about something that mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about,” he said. “Mental health, anxiety, suicide, depression and so much more that I talk about on this album. From racism, discrimination, sexism, domestic violence, sexual assault and so much more.”
The hip hop artist called his fans to take action on achieving equality.
“I don’t give a (expletive) if you’re black, white or any color in between. I don’t care if you’re Christian, you’re Muslim, you’re gay, you’re straight — I’m gonna fight for your equality because I believe that we are all born equal, but we are not treated equal and that is why we must fight. We must fight for the equality of every man, woman and child regardless of race, religion, color, creed and sexual orientation.”
Last year at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West debuted the music video for his then- new song, “Fade“, starring our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum, Teyana Taylor.
Today, the 2017 MTV VMA nominations came out and to no surprise Taylor and her choreography team were nominated for Best Video Choreography!
I am rooting for her flash dance inspired video and moves, and her banging post-baby body to match.
In case you missed it, here are some gifs and the video to jog your memory.
In the video for Fade, outfitted in a “Flashdance” -esqe work out gear, super cropped underboob-revealing tank, high cut workout undies and knee pads, Taylor performed some pretty wickedly fierce dance moves inside an empty gym.
Yes, this is the same woman who gave birth one week and who looked like this a week later and then 6 months later this:
Just her, dripping with hotness. The artists that perform on the record Yeezy, Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone are nowhere to be seen. Um, not that anyone needed them.
The rhythmic gyrations and phenomenal choreography ended with some steamy NSFW scenes with her husband Cleveland Cavalier‘s Iman Shumpter in the shower. For those who don’t know, Taylor, is also well known among mainstream audiences for her 2007 my My Super Sweet Sixteen party which aired on MTV. And her fiance is the same dude who helped Taylor deliver their daughter in the bathtub.
The final scene ends with a close up of Taylor, only with her face looking like a puma, and she has a tail. She’s on Shumpter’s back and their daughter Iman Jr is close nearby with some sheep surrounding them all. Odd. I know. Watch the video here on Digg (if it hasn’t been taken down).
With that video, Taylor became the official MILF and #BodyGoals for a bunch of people who will probably never look as good as she does. lol.
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are going on right now tonight at The Forum in Inglewood, California and we spotted some of our fab fantastic Bellyitch Bumpwatch moms rocking the red carpet
Queen B – Beyonce is up for several awards, the most tonight. She looked hot in black jeweled Nicolas Jebran gown, accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, and Christian Louboutin heels.
Caliente! Jennifer Lopez is one bad mama! She was sizzling in a silver jeweled Charbel Zoe gown with several intricate cut outs. And check out that slit. The look was styled perfectly with some jeweled Jimmy Choo pumps and Norman Silverman jewels and a silver python Thalé Blanc ‘Talia Mini Fastueux’ clutch.
Gwen Stefani was very youthful in a hot pink and black pants suit from her own l.a.m.b. couture line with black pumps. Work it mama!
Kim Kardashian is giving us major face and showing off the girls again in this tri-colored beaded cape and mini dress with a plunging neckline with hawt gladiator ankle booties.
Kelly Rowland was glowing in a cream colored flowing ball gown accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Amber Rose was “OMG” worthy in this jeweled dress with jeweled panty and bra covered in cascading jeweled chains. Totally channeling Rose McGowan, circa 1998 MTV VMAs. Saucy!
Finally, model Jourdan Dunn who we featured in 2009 when she was pregnant with her first child at age 19 looked super cute in a Balmain bandeu top and floor length skirt. Love the slick bob!