2009 MTV Video Music Awards

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    the infamous question- did Taylor Swift give Kanye West permission to use the two lines referencing her in his song “Famous”? The answer to the question is an inconclusive “sort of,” however the repercussions of these snapchat videos provide an interesting peek into the social culture of the United States and how social media is used as a new rhetorical device. The feud between Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift would be nothing without the context of the feud between Taylor Swift and Kanye West. The “feud” between Kanye West and Taylor Swift began in 2009 at the MTV Video Music Awards. During the VMA’s, Swift won Best Female Video for her song “You Belong with Me.” When Swift went up on stage to accept her award, she was interrupted by West who grabbed a mic and said, “Yo, Taylor, I 'm really happy for you and I 'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.” Swift’s response to West’s impromptu mini speech was a look of shock and embarrassment, an immediate appeal to pathos. The backlash from this incident painted West as a…

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    Analysis Of Lady Gaga

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    unique sound, Lady Gaga is known for making pop music “weird.” Five albums and eight years later, Lady Gaga continues to rock the entertainment industry not only with her excellence in music but most recently in her debut acting career, therefore, ultimately rewriting her star text. The body of work, authorized and calculated image construction, publicity, and audience participation one sees in Lady Gaga can be defined as her star text (Jackson). A star text can include a celebrity 's albums,…

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    Kanye West has mastered this approach. Before the 2009 VMAs incident, where Kanye ran on stage to tell Taylor Swift that Beyoncé deserved the award for Best Female Video, he had already achieved both phenomenal critical and commercial success. Kanye also had already practiced changing styles from album to album, most notably with his 2008 release of the introspective, melancholic, and auto-tune-heavy 808s & Heartbreak. This countercultural production style started legitimizing the perception of…

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    Seven time Grammy winner Taylor Swift has dominated the music industry the past few years. 2014 was even dubbed 'The year of Taylor Swift ' because of all she did. Swift came from being bullied in high school to now playing sold out arenas and stadiums. She has done things in music that have never been done before. Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She spent her early years in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania on her family 's Christmas tree farm. Her first…

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    American Pop Icons. Even though, both stars started from the same place, they both evolved at different times, and took different chances in their musical career. Brittney Jean Spears was born on December 2, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi. However, she was raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. In 1997, she signed with her first record label, Jive Records. As a result, in 1999 she came out with an album called Baby One More Time. In time, she became the best-selling teen artist of all time. For this…

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    clicked on the website i made, and checked out the security cameras. The only reason i made them was because someone robbed us and took our boat. The cops weren't able to track the robber so i set up security cameras. I typed in my password and clicked back 24 hours. For the first 10 minutes i saw nothing, but then there it was, someone placing security cameras. However his face was masked and i couldn't see her hair. That's when i noticed something. They dropped a really important something,…

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    Tipping Point Analysis

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    Preface). Moreover, he asserts that there are a number of factors that are at play in virtually every influential trend, ranging from the rise and decline of Airwalk shoes to an alarming escalation in suicide rates among adolescent males in Micronesia. Objective This essay examines the cultural legacy of the Korean music video Gangnam Style in context of Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Tipping Point”. The transnational success of Gangnam Style can be attributed to elements in the…

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    When we think of major music events that are viewed by many young adults, the MTV Video Music Awards comes to mind. But who could have imagined that in 2013 roughly 10.1 million people would tune in the watch the “public sexual blossoming of Miley Cyrus”. (Deadline, 2013) “About five million of these viewer ages ranged from 12 to 34” which is a time when many people are still forming their identity. (Deadline, 2013) This was not the only shocking display from a female artist. Singers Lady Gaga…

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    In his video he defends her to the point of tears, while telling everyone to leave Britney alone. His video went viral and resulted in many people making fun of it and creating parodies of it. “Rickrolling” is considerably one of the most famous and longest running memes, involving Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” This meme has been popular for almost as long as the video has been released. This meme involves sending people the link to Rick Astley’s music video, making them believe it’s…

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    Values Across Pop Culture Have you ever watched a movie or an episode of TV? Have you seen how society values other people and their objects? It is just straight up trash how we treat people nowadays. What about music? Have you actually listened to what the singer is saying? It is all putting negative images in the listeners head. Possibly one of the most negative affects of social networking or media is that it causes the users to get addicted. A value is a general idea that certain types of…

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