Swift scooped the music video of the year award for her gay pride anthem You Need To Calm Down, and took her co-producer Todrick Hall onstage with her to collect the gong. Hall said: "If you're a young child that's out there watching this show who is different, who feels misunderstood, we've never needed you more than now to share your art, share your stories, share your truth with the world no matter what you identify as, who you identify as, who you love, this is such a beautiful place. The video for the song, which calls out homophobia and those who send her hate messages online, featured famous faces including the Queer Eye fab five, Laverne Cox, Ru Paul and Ellen DeGeneres. Swift announced she supported the Equality Act before the video was released, and on collecting the award, said: "I just want to say that this is a fan-voted award, so I first want to say thank you to the fans because in this video several points were made, so you voting for this video means that you want a world where we'll all treated equally. She mimed tapping a watch during the comment, which will be seen as a side swipe at the Trump administration. The video also won video for good, which was presented by Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness, who said: "It's and not caring is not cute.
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A four-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer and producer, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has consistently pushed the boundaries of hip hop with a string of classic hit singles — such as "Get Ur Freak On," "Work It," "Lose Control" and "Gossip Folks. Elliott is a positive role model who projects strength, confidence and female empowerment — but has never sacrificed her sense of fun or her capacity to entertain. She is the only child of Ronnie, a U. Marine at the time of her birth, and Patricia, who later worked for a power company. While Ronnie was still a Marine, the family lived in a mobile home in Jacksonville, North Carolina, but he struggled for work after his military service and they moved back to Portsmouth, living in a rat-infested shack. She wrote to Michael and Janet Jackson, begging them to come and save her — she already knew she wanted a future in music. They never wrote back.
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Missy Elliott is making dreams come true this holiday season. I have been saving money; but its still a struggle. I found my dream dress and I want to get it so bad but between saving for the move- i dnt think it will be possible View this post on Instagram. The couple rented a house and tied the knot on the backyard patio overlooking the ocean.
As she returns to the spotlight, the hip-hop icon talks Michelle Obama, collaborations and the truth behind her hiatus. Her six-song medley was a thrill-ride of kaleidoscopic visuals, VMAdancers and costume changes: Elliott was a cyberqueen, a B-girl, a scarecrow, an airborne beachball, a one-woman advertisement for what pop music can be. The performance, marking her video vanguard award, instantly went viral, capped a year of honours an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music, the first female rapper in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and coincided with the Iconology EP, her first new body of work since It dazzled the uninitiated while reminding millions of older fans what a vital creative force the year-old was and how much we had missed her.