MTV Decides To Honor Eminem’s Jokes About 2002 With A Video Of The Year Nomination

Aug 4th, 2009 // 3 Comments

Early word on nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards—taking place Sept. 13 around New York—has Beyoncé and Lady Gaga leading the pack with nine nods each, according to People. (Side note: is there any phrase more noxious than “confirms exclusively”? Are we supposed to be thankful that you have a relationship with a PR person? Ugh.) Also out are the nominees for the Video Of The Year category, and only one of the picks is really egregiously bad: Eminem’s “We Made You,” which is stuffed with jokes that are so moldy, they probably sailed over the youngest members of MTV’s target demo. The full roster of Best Video nominees after the jump.

Britney Spears, “Womanizer”
Beyoncé, “Single Ladies”
Eminem, “We Made You”
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Kanye West, “Love Lockdown”

I mean… it has to be “Single Ladies,” right? Sure, it was directly ripped from Bob Fosse, but it did spark a phenomenon. A few more nominees:

Best New Artist
3OH!3, “Don’t Trust Me”
Drake, “Best I Ever Had”
Kid Cudi, “Day ‘N’ Nite”
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Asher Roth, “I Love College”

Best Male Video
Eminem,”We Made You”
Jay-Z, “D.O.A.”
Kanye West, “Love Lockdown”
Ne-Yo, “Miss Independent”
T.I. and Rihanna, “Live Your Life”

Best Female Video
Beyoncé, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Kelly Clarkson, “My Life Would Suck Without You”
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”
Katy Perry, “Hot N Cold”
Pink, “So What”
Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me”

Britney Spears, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Kanye West Land VMA Video Of The Year Nods [MTV]
Beyonce and Lady Gaga Lead 2009 MTV VMA Nominees [MTV]

  1. Are we seriously STILL flogging the whole outdated jokes line on ‘We Made You’? Good flippin’ grief. We get it–the cool kids are not down with what it takes to get CNN coverage and sell a boatload of CDs when no one one even buys those future 8-tracks anymore. NEXT.

    And in what god-forsaken universe is Lady GaGa’s “Rape My Face” not the very definition of ‘really egregiously bad’?

    That bitch makes Eminem look like Leonard freaking Cohen.

  2. @LukeCage: Um… you do realize the inherent irony in the nature of your defense here?

  3. I adore Lady Gaga! She’s my favorite artist!

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