Nicki Minaj’s Political Verse & The MTV Video Music Awards: The Hype Index

Erika Brooks Adickman | September 7, 2012 2:59 pm

Welcome back to the Hype Index, our Soundbytes segment that manages to squeeze an entire week of music news into one very opinionated list. Stevie Wonder and Nicki Minaj started off September in hot water, while Madonna and Elton John reportedly hugged it out. The MTV Video Music Awards turned 28, but without Lady Gaga or Kanye West the show was seriously lacking in the water cooler moment department. Watch above to find out who earned our number one spot and who broke our hearts this week —  then read on to see exactly how these artists made the Hype Index.

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