Episode 7 Recap: "The VMA Special"
HEY! HEY! HEY! *Fat Albert Voice* It’s that time again! It’s time for the Chamomile Tea Epsiode recap! As per usual, this is the go-to guide for our weekly podcast episodes. As you can tell from our title, this is our GRAND MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS SPECIAL EPISODE. We are excited to talk about one of our favorite trash star-studded events of the year, and also happy to share our stories of how we grew up with MTV.
Before we start….
We will not be back until September 17th, 2017. We are currently working on projects that deal with not only with Chamomile Tea, but also with our own careers. Ton has just directed and edited a new music video titled “Here Come The Girls Again” by Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose. Ton has worked hard on this project, and please check out this video down below.
For Angie, she will be finishing a play titled “The Great American Negro Experience” and will hold a workshop reading in September at University of Michigan. Please be on the lookout for any major updates on other upcoming projects.
We would like to take the time to tell you guys about the tragedy that is currently happening in Sierra Leone. Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti. Nearly 900,000 kids were affected by this catastrophe. Eighty percent of homes in the most affected region were damaged or destroyed. Since major news publication aren’t taking the time to discuss this matter, we would like you guys to donate to UNICEF to help aide those individuals affected by this storm.
In the relationship with the VMA's, our "weary" focuses on the epidemic that is the plight of white female pop stardom. We break down the complication of the Katy Perry-Taylor Swift feud, and how we could care less. Seriously WE TRIED to find find some form of substance from these two pop stars. In specifics, we ask, “What is the point for us to care about these white pop stars when they all take from other marginalized communities, or victimize themselves that help them maintain popularity that is ingrained with privilege?” All in all, we were lost in multiple train of thoughts that have built on us watching this epidemic get worse over the course of the years. We are excited to see the mess that will unfold during the 2017 VMA's, but just know that we are tired of dealing with wonderbread ass pop females that give us nothing.
For our throwback, we decided to talk about our top five VMA performances (and performance art moments) throughout the years. Mind you, this was difficult picking out our favorite moments, but here are our hand-picked moments that made us the trash ass beautiful talented people we are:
Beyoncé Lemonade medley (she’s given MTV some of its best moments) - VMA 2016
Britney Spears "Gimme More" - VMA 2007
Michael Jackson Tribute - VMA 2009
Justin Timberlake Vanguard Performance - VMA 2013
Shakira "Hips Don’t Lie" - VMA 2006
Britney Spears coming on stage with that snake for “I'm A Slave 4 U” - VMA 2001
Beyoncé Lemonade Medley - VMA 2016
Beyoncé Vanguard Performance - VMA 2014
Britney Spears and N*Sync Performance - VMA 1999
Kanye West taking Taylor Swift's thing - VMA 2009
To get why we picked these moments, you gotta listen to the podcast for our full commentary. But due note, that we hold back nothing on why we chose these moments.
Song of the Week
Angie: “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne ft. Quavo
Ton: “Rake it Up” by Yo Gotti ft. Nicki Minaj
Thanks so much guys, and we hope to see you guys soon! Follow us on all of our social media, and be on the lookout for new updates from us.