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2014 AMAs Performances

The AMAs are ongoing at posting time and I’ll update as the night proceeds and the videos are uploaded to the interwebs.

The highlight for me so far was Lil Wayne debuting a new song from Tha Carter V alongside his new muse Christina Milian. It’s called “Start A Fire” and sounds like it could have some mainstream legs to it. Full song and explicit version TBD (Wayne’s entire second line was bleeped out for an awkwardly long amount of time… and it was probably fantastic.)

After Tunechi and Christina pranced off the stage, Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey performed another rendition of “Bed of Lies” in all-white attire. It was a little strange to see some cuts of people dancing with it, but I appreciate that Nicki keeps pushing one of her deeper songs that doesn’t rely on sex appeal. Skylar’s voice was piercing throughout as she continues to slay those hooks. Always great to see the next A-list single she’s involved in.

UPDATE: The studio version of “Start A Fire” can be heard here.

More 2014 AMAs Performances by Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith & A$AP Rocky, Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, and Fergie with YG & DJ Mustard.

Added Mary J. Blige “Therapy”, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande performing “Bang Bang”, and Iggy Azalea & J. Lo with “Booty” to close it out. Yup, this song closed it out. #JusSayin



Also debuted tonight: more of the “Guts Over Fear” video that drops in full tomorrow (or maybe with tonight’s midnight release of Shady XV) and Waka Flocka stars in a humorous commercial for Pine Bros. cough drops. I would rather watch this 5x than Fergie’s performance once.

Big Sean “IDFWU” f/ E-40

You know this will be a fun video on the silly side when you see Big Sean lining up at QB and Coach Kanye West making a cameo. The football themed visuals, directed by Lawrence Lamont, add a different flair to the breakup anthem “IDFWU” as Sean gets distracted by a cheating lady friend in the stands. This leads to the one Kanye line in the video — “focus.” Product placement galore as well in a video that also stars the co-producer DJ Mustard. To keep it real, I wasn’t really a fan of the concept in general and think they shoulda gone even more all the way comedic given the story. Coach Kanye really needed a Coach Ditka moment too. Perhaps the GIFs and MEMEs that are sure to come from the video will add some more of that to the mix, ha. I’ll update with a few if I see some good ones.

QB Big Sean with Coach Kanye West
QB Big Sean with Coach Kanye West

Jeezy f/ Beenie Man & Ty Dolla $ign “Link Up”

Jeezy, Beenie Man, Ty Dolla $ign, and DJ Mustard link up for, umm, “Link Up”. Sorry, I don’t let easy puns go. That said, this is the party single you’d expect given the names involved, but it was definitely fresh to hear Beenie Man’s voice across this sound. Good fun vibes if you want to add it to your collection below.


h/t HHNM