2010 VMA Hip-Hop Performances: Who Rocked and Flopped?




We’re biased here at RapFix because as hip-hop fans, we loved all of the 2010 VMA performances. However we know that we don’t have the final word, you do! So we’ve pulled together each of the Video Music Awards hip-hop show clips for you to tell us who rocked and who flopped. From Eminem and Rihanna to Kanye West with Pusha T and those ballet dancers, who was your favorite? Watch the videos and vote below!


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Eminem: After bringing out Dr. Dre during his recent concert with Jay-Z in Detroit, we weren’t sure what Em had up his sleeve for his VMA performance, especially since the gossip mill said that Rihanna was tucked away in Hawaii. But when the pop starlet appeared on the stage, donning a fiery red wig, during Em’s set for “Love The Way You Lie” upon which she sings the chorus, we couldn’t tell which megastar got more screams.



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Drake: The Canadian MC was definitely fancy in his white suit coat and black shirt as he rapped alongside Swizz Beatz and Mary J. Blige, who belted out the chorus of his track. Unfortunately, one missing Atlanta MC (read: T.I.) tainted Drizzy’s first VMA performance. Instead of “wow, that was dope!” we were left wondering just where was the King of the South?



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B.o.B: Boasting two hit singles, “Airplanes” feat. Hayley Williams and “Nothin’ On You” feat. Bruno Mars respectively, B.o.B emerged as the humble star of this year’s VMAs. As such, the Georgia guitarist-cum-MC rocked both of his tracks with both singers, including Hayley Williams who he just met for the first time recently.




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Kanye: Mr. West was undoubtedly the most anticipated performance of the evening but when we saw the ballet dancers, we didn’t know what to think. However Kanye to the brought it all together with a “toast to the douchebags” especially since Pusha T’s blush-colored suit coat complimented the ballet dancers.



The Moonmen have all been handed out and the stars have gone home, but there’s plenty of 2010 MTV Video Music Awards news, interviews, behind-the-scenes scoop, party reports and more still to come, so keep it locked on MTVNews.com.