News: Keyshia Cole Calls Out Video Music Awards, "They Told Me I'm Not A MTV Artist"
Monday, Sep 13, 2010 10:49PM
R&B singer Keyshia Cole has called MTV for not inviting her to last night's Video Music Awards for allegedly not meeting their artistic standards.
Writing on Twitter, Cole explained her absence from the annual event.
If the MTV Video Music Awards is a central hub for unsigned hype, trashy TV casts, select has beens and A-list narcissists to bask in their relativity, where in the world wasKeyshia Cole last night? According to her Twitter account (@keyshiacole), chilling in the uninvited seat. After a fan tweeted Cole asking if she was at the 2010 ceremony, the platinum-selling singer responded: "..... MTV TOLD ME IM NOT A ........ MTV ARTIST.... SOOOOO." Another fan quickly followed up by asking Cole for an explanation of what an "MTV artist" is. "idk they're perception of who [I] am," she says. "i haven't crossed over yet.... i only sell 1.5 every album.. thats only 5 mill. in 5 years." No word yet from MTV if Cole was indeed purposely snubbed. (VIBE)
Last night's showcase featured multiple awards handed out from a multitude of different categories.
Eminem started out with big bang on the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Throughout the day the highly anticipated show trended high on Yahoo Buzz. and Twitter. Video of the Year Lady Gaga - Bad Romance Best Male Video Eminem - Not Afraid Best Female video Lady Gaga - Bad Romance Best New Artist Justin Bieber -f/Ludacris Baby Best Hip Hop Video Eminem - Not Afraid Best Pop Video Lady Gaga - Bad Romance Best Dance Video Lady Gaga - Bad Romance Best Rock Video 30 Seconds To Mars- Kings and Queens Best Collaboration Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé - Telephone Best choreography Lady Gaga - Bad Romance Best Editing Lady Gaga -Bad Romance Best Art Direction Florence + the Machine -Dog Days Are Over Best Direction Lady Gaga -Bad Romance Best Cinematography Jay-Z and Alicia Keys- Empire State of Mind Best Special Effects Muse -Uprising Breakthrough Video The Black Keys - Tighten Up (Examiner)
The show, hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler, was kicked off by a performance from Eminem and Rihanna.
Emerging on the dark stage, wearing a black hoodie and holding a gleaming silver microphone, he stared into the camera and ripped into the redemptive lyrics of "Afraid" on a set that paid homage to the place where it all began, Detroit's gritty St. Andrew's Hall, where a then-unknown Shady first made his name more than a decade ago in the dingy brick-walled basement during epic lyrical battles. Rapping the song's lyrics over a reworked spare piano-and-drums remix, a hungry look in his eye, Em was surrounded by a small audience of fans for the first verse until he turned around and descended the grand staircase onto the soon-to-be-legendary 2010 VMA stage. (MTV)
Last March, Cole welcomed the birth of her first child with NBA star Daniel Gibson.
Congratulations go out to singer Keyshia Cole and her fiance Daniel "Boobie" Gibson! Insiders tell me that just after 1am this morning (March 3rd), Keyshia gave birth to a healthy baby boy, the couple's first. Gibson, a basketball player with the Cleveland Cavs, was by Keyshia's side for the birth, which took place in Cleveland, OH. (Miss Info TV)
Check out some past Keyshia Cole footage below: