'N Sync Reunion Tops A Star-Studded Night In Brooklyn At The MTV Video Music Awards
August 26, 2013 at 3:58 AM (PT)
As had been long rumored, and confirmed over the weekend by ALL ACCESS (NET NEWS 8/24),'N SYNC reunited for one night at the 2013 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, and provided the highlight of the night.
The show, held at the BRACLAYS CENTER in BROOKLYN, NY, launched with LADY GAGA, who went through a variety of costumes changes eras during her "Applause" performance, which E ONLINE noted got "everyone in the crowd like WILL SMITH and daughter WILLOW SMITH moving and grooving. In typical fashion, GAGA topped herself by almost going topless: stripping down to a seashell bikini to watch the rest of the show."
The sexy performances continued, with MILEY CYRUS showing off in a yellow two piece while performing "Blurred Lines" with ROBIN THICKE to what E ONLINE described as what "appeared to be KANYE WEST having a seizure while performing. A performance that THICKE clearly approved of as he tweeted KANYE praise."
The crowd was expecting the 'N SYNC reunion when JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE took to the stage performing a medley of his hits. The cameras caught SELENA GOMEZ, TAYLOR SWIFT and the rest of the audience on their feet. Then, runor became reality as LANCE BASS, JC CHASEZ, TIMBERLAKE, JOEY FATONE and CHRIS KIRKPATRICK kicked into a medley of their own hits.
Tongues are still wagging thoough, over what many think was an "F-Bomb" dropped by TAYLOR SWIFT while ONE DIRECTION and ex HARRY STYLES were on stage. E ONLINE added, "another awkward moment for the ex couple? While accepting the Moonman for Best Female Video for 'I Knew You Were Trouble,' TAYLOR said thanks to 'who I wrote this song about cause you know who you are and now I have this award,' while MTV then cut to a smirking HARRY, who kept chewing his gum."
The show came to a rousing conclusion as KATY PERRY belted out her hit single "Roar" outside under the BROOKLYN BRIDGE.
The Big Winners:
* Video of the Year: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, "Mirrors"
* Best Hip-Hop Video: MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS FEAT. RAY DALTON, "Can't Hold Us"
* Best Male Video: BRUNO MARS, "Locked Out of Heaven"
* Best Female Video: TAYLOR SWIFT, "I Knew You Were Trouble"
* Best Pop Video: SELENA GOMEZ, "Come & Get It"
* Artist to Watch Presented by Taco Bell: AUSTIN MAHONE, "What About Love"
* Best Collaboration: P!NK FEAT. NATE RUESS, "Just Give Me a Reason"
* Best Video with a Social Message: MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS FEAT. MARY LEWIS, "Same Love"
* Best Rock Video: THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, "Up in the Air"
* Best Art Direction: JANELLE MONAE FEAT. ERYKAH BADU, "Q.U.E.E.N"
* Best Choreography: BRUNO MARS, "Treasure"
* Best Cinematography: MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS FEAT. RAY DALTON, "Can't Hold Us"
* Best Direction: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FEAT. JAY-Z, "Suit & Tie"
* Best Editing: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, "Mirrors"
* Best Visual Effects: CAPITAL CITIES, "Safe and Sound"
* Song of the Summer: ONE DIRECTION, "Best Song Ever"