Maroon 5’s performance of their new hit song “Maps” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night was hyped, and when their moment to shine came, the band delivered, albeit, from a stage not located inside the main venue.
Fans and viewers seemed impressed. Even MTV cut back to the Maroon 5 stage later in the show, to reveal the band performing their hit song “One More Night” for fans that chose to hang in the parking lot with the band.
But Perez Hilton, the self-proclaimed ‘Queen of All Media,’ called out the band — specifically Adam Levine — with a simple re-tweet. Oh, the internet. Our words… they last.
Apparently, in 2011 Adam Levine tweeted:
“the VMA’s. one day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I’m drawing a line in the sand. [expletive] you VMA’s.”
Levine is seemingly over that sentiment. But, not everyone else is.
Adam Levine spoke to MTV host, Sway, on the red carpet before the event, saying “No one really understands the scale and magnitude of this thing. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Watch Maroon 5 perform “Maps” and “One More Night” live from the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards right here!
The Inquisitr has plenty more highlights from Sunday night’s show, including a complete list of winners.
Ariana Grande opened the night with her song “Break Free” which was co-produced by Zedd. That led into Nicki Minaj’s performance of “Anaconda” which led into the Jessie J hit “Bang Bang” which, of course, features Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. The Inquisitr reported earlier that Grande’s grandmother was in the audience at Sunday night’s show.
Beyonce performed a medley of hits before being joined on stage by her husband, Jay-Z, and their daughter, Blue Ivy. What happened next has seemingly removed all doubt about the state of their marriage, which has been questioned and speculated about extensively in the recent months.
Patrick Ryan at USA Today nailed the night in his article “5 Things You Missed at the VMAs” that summarizes the evening’s highlights.
The Beyonce and Jay-Z moment was one. Another, was the moment that Miley Cyrus won the Video of the Year award for her song “Wrecking Ball.” Ryan shares the sentiments posted in an earlier Inquisitr article that reads:
Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year for her massive hit “Wrecking Ball.” She totally deserved it. But rather than accept the award herself, she delivered a powerful message about teen homelessness through a formerly homeless L.A. teen. Bravo, Miley. Seriously. Find out more about #MyFriendsPlace in a video posted by Miley Cyrus.
Watch that video here.