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Awful! Eminem Opening VMAs!

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At Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, Eminem will be opening the show with a performance.

MTV general manager Stephen Friedman said, "We thought that there’s no better way to kick off the show than a performance from Eminem.”

We know he's been on top of the charts this year, but it's a pretty jarring way to start off the night.


P.S. People who will NOT be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday: Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Pink, Taylor Swift and more people we actually give a shiz about!


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131 comments to “Awful! Eminem Opening VMAs!”

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  1. 1

    Ha Ha! They didn't want CaCa performing at the VMA's! Want to know why? Because people are realizing how tired her "act" is. Nobody gives a crap about her anymore!

  2. free says – reply to this


    At least ONE of the five ladies you mention IS performing at the VMA's- get ur facts straight!

  3. conf says – reply to this


    "and more people who *we* actually give a shiz about" - we who? What makes you think you of all people speak for everyone else? Eminem is a great great artist and while I actually like all the mentioned female singers I think Eminem is just as great and there's no reason why he wouldn't be the one opening the VMA. You're so full of it sometimes Perez.

  4. 4

    Hate to disagree with you Perez…I think it's a great way of opening the show, plus he did have two hits this summer. Why should we keep watching the same performers over and over again? Variety my dear is the spice of life.

  5. 5

    M&M soooo overexposed. Gee, the list of who won't be there is a Who's Who…too bad.

  6. 6

    first of all, it's obvious why eminem is performing…especially opening. maybe because he's artist of the decade? he's like the best performer ever..

  7. 7

    Ugh, I got over Eminem like 7 years ago. Is there really nobody better they could get?

  8. 8

    How DARE MTV let Eminem, who is at the top of the charts, open the VMA's???

    Jesus Priest Perez, God forbid they don't pick the ones we see over and over again perform. Maybe they want to introduce the mainstream public to more bands. Get over yourself.

  9. 9

    Wow he loooks kinda normal :O

  10. 10

    He looks like he's definitely had plastic surgery on his nose and chin. Odd.

  11. 11

    Awesome! Love me some Eminem! He's made a great comeback. Why you hatin' Mario???

  12. 12

    I would rather pay to see Eminem in Concert, than Kate Perry, Beyonce, etc anyday.

  13. 13

    Thank Gawd Lady Ga Ga is not performing she's an ugly untalented TROLL just like you Mario!

  14. 14

    Funny, all the people you list and give a shiz about is the exact list of people I do not want to see, seen enough of them lately. My only complaint about Em is that they censor his songs so much they lose all meaning.

  15. 15

    yea right perez katy perry is the absolute worst live act !!!!! thank god she is not performing

  16. 16

    Haha you suck Perez.

  17. 17

    Watchu mean, “awful”. He’s EMIN-FUCKING-EM! Give me one good reason why he shouldn’t open the show? Oh…that’s right…there aren’t any!

  18. 18

    I thought you were such an Eminem fan

  19. 19

    ew, im so over this angry old lesbian

  20. 20

    Sorry, who's the guy at the bottom?

  21. 21

    Well, I think that'll be a good opening personally. He's a great performer, and it'll be crazy regardless.

  22. 22

    PEREZ ur trying way 2 hard…plus its called photoshop, not plastic surgery

  23. 23

    Huh? Ok so you have a point about Katy Perry not performing as well as Taylor Swift (though I don't like her so I would be praying for Kanye to jump on stage yelling "Taylor imma let you finish but my performance at the VMAs is the best performance of ALL TIME!"). All these other acts don't have new music to promote and Eminem had the biggest song and album of the past 4 months. It makes PERFECT since that his opening the VMAs. Pull your head out of your ass Perez and look at this from a not Lady CACA perspective.

  24. 24

    I completely agree with you those gals should msot defently have performed :(

  25. 25

    I HATE EMINEM!! When will people realize that duet with him and Rihhana is glorifying abusive relationships. It's sick. He's a psychopath who writes songs about viciously killing female lovers. WHY THE HELL IS HE OPENING IN THE VMAs and WHY THE HELL DOES NO ONE ELSE GIVE A FLYING FK??

    He's not great, he's an angry little white boy with mommy issues who needs to be placed in a mental institution. His rhythm and rhymes are about as original as pb&j with sliced bananas.

  26. liane says – reply to this


    Weren't you just bragging a few days ago about being at the Eminem concert in Detroit?

  27. 27

    didnt all those people perform last year? i'm kinda tired of seeing the same people perform anyway. i'm glad Eminem is performing

  28. 28

    All of the performers on your list are soooo overexposed! Enough! Next!

  29. 29

    wtf you mean awful!!Who exactly is Perez to say awful about Eminem who is amazing and talented and a multi winner to open!!He is the perfect choice and anyone who thinks different can choke on one.

  30. 30

    Well thank God it's not about you Perez~ I actually would liekse to see eminem perform. I have had enough of beyonce performances.

  31. 31

    How dare they let the soon to be best selling artist of the year open the VMA's??!!
    Crazy stuff…
    This will not be a Gaga only night Perez,DEAL!

  32. 32

    Might actually be worth watching this year but I doubt it.

  33. 33

    STFU! how can you start this post with awful???? what the hell? if anything Eminem should be performing, like he has multiple times before instead of the devil lady gaga.
    Eminem is a GOD and you're just jealous that your bitch tit friends arent performing, for real. i usually like your posts but this is one PISSED ME OFF.

    beyonce can suck a d so can katy p. pink and taylor are good but fuck itttt we dont need those whiney bitches we need a real man to perform and DEAL WTIH IT CAUSE IT'S GONNA BE THE BEST OF THE BEST, MARSHALL MATHERS III
    god damn im mad. but so happy that he is performing :D :D

  34. 34

    Pink is no performing? WTF? Not that I normally ever watch MTV or the VMAs - but I'd at least watch the segment of Pink performing. But forget it now - MTV is a huge crock of shit anymore

  35. 35

    Of course he is. MTV has been sucking Feminem's dick since he hit the scene. His music is terrible and tweens listen to his music and feel grown up.

  36. 36

    Perez, shut the fuck up. Sorry we can't have your hairy balls and dick sucking gay taste.

  37. 37

    Fuck eminem! Hater!

  38. 38

    What, you've actually been one of the priviledged and know what he's going to perform….Wow, you're awesome…NOT You know, for someone who was/is judged ALL THE TIME, you would think that you above all others would not be judgemental of others AT ALL. But Alas, you're a bully - a self-centered, egocentric, ugly, fat, untalented, gay bully. Crawl into a closet and stay there.

  39. 39

    how do you go from praise to "AWFUL!" so quickly? I'm quite sure your panties are in a bunch over something most of the universe would be able to turn the other cheek about. Geez, your sister is hormonal.

  40. 40

    I think YOU are the only one who cares about Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift.

  41. Sshhh says – reply to this


    I'm not a huge fan of Eminem, but at least it's a change from the same performers we see all the time. Not even sure I am going to watch them because the season finale of True Blood is on the same night which quite honestly I would much rather watch. And am I the only one who notices that the reflection they are showing is NOT Eminem??

  42. 42

    Well most of those people performed last year, right? Can't have the same people perform every year

  43. 43

    Perez, Eminem is the VMA's! Your "precious" GagMe has only been on one time this will be Em's like 6th time! He is a true artist and he should be opening! I am throughly disgusted with this post! If anyone deservres to open the VMA's it's Em! How many albums has he sold? How long has he been in the game??? This just proves that you know absolutely NOTHING about talent and music! GagGag wishes she had the talent Em has in his left pinky toe! Eminem has done so much for Mtv and this is the least they can do for him! He is one of the few real talented artists of our generation and he deifnitely deserves more respect than you are giving him! I hope he punches you in the face!

  44. 44

    Re: TranquilMarzipan – Really? Glorifying it? okay. Why would Rihanna, a VICTIM of domestic abuse GLORIFY IT? Really ridiculous. If you don't like Eminem that's fine, he's not for everyone. Especially people who can't read between the lines and actually understand a song's meaning. If you dont want to see him opening, well, tough shit because he is. Bitching about it isn't going to change it. To answer your question of "why is he opening", um, have you seen the charts lately? I'm guessing not since you felt it necessary to ask that question. He's been on top for quite some time, and EVERY TIME he comes out with new stuff he's on top. So apparently he's doing something right. Again, he's not for everyone, he is abrasive, but thats better than constantly singing about broken hearts and how much you love someone over, and over and over again. Can't tell you how tired I am about hearing every song some pple come out with be about the same shit every time. But do I throw a bitch fit about it, no. I turn the radio off and listen to what I do like. You dont wanna see him open? Fine, Don't watch. Your obviously not very intelligent when it comes to pop culture anyways.

  45. 45

    Why not Eminem, Perez? I would much rather see him than Beyonce, Katy "Scary" Perry or Taylor Swift any day… He is a controversial artisit, for sure - but he has progressed and grown from day one and always been accountable and stood by his opinions - Not many artists can say that of themselves these days - everyone is only concerned with being a "pop" star….

    I'm a huge fan, Perez. But I think you have this one wrong…Time to follow the words of your beloved wifey GaGa and spread love, not hate - never hate.

  46. 46

    wtf is up with you perez? you went to his concert and you think but you think its awful that hes opening the awards??.. actually if u watch previous vma's for the past decade.. eminem had the best performances… people prolly still remember that epic "the real slim shady" performance with tons of eminem replicas following him while rapping… not to mention hes the ARTIST OF THE DECADE!!! why would it be awful?
    well except for beyonce and pink who can actually sing and been here for much longer than the other bitches.

  47. 47

    I would rather watch this idiot eminem than Pink's stupid trapeze act the only part of her act that was good was when she got thrown from the stage!

  48. 48

    Re: Sshhh – It's Dr. Dre :)

  49. 49

    Thank god someone decent is opening it! Perez you irritate the shizz out of me. Your a little worm who rams his face too far up s**t musicians backends. please give me a break!

  50. 50

    I find this slightly hypocritical since your dumb ass was at his concert in Detroit just the other week. i think you even made a post about the scene being electrifying. make up your mind douchebag and stick to a side.

  51. 51


  52. 52

    WHY dont you like him Perez?? He is awesome and the VMA"S are right.. What better way to start the show. I cant wait to see it..

  53. 53

    who really cares about gaga and vmas? noone

  54. 54

    cant wait to see him open the show, about damn time

  55. 55

    katy perry sucks live

  56. 56

    STFU Peretzel, Eminem is a great artist…tho at times a rather controversial one…and he is a great performer…i think he will be killer as the opening act…but im totally bummed that GaGa wont be performing this year…that sucks ass, he performance last year was one of the best of all time vma performances…if not THE best…but thank u Jesus that we are being spared beowolf and taylor "ratface" swift…

  57. 57

    No wonder no one can take you seriously, Perez. One day you're praising the guy, then less than a week later you're bashing him.
    Quit flip-flopping, or at least get some consistent writers for your site.

  58. 58

    I like Eminem and like you said he's been on top of the charts this year. Mind you, there are a lot of people who give a shiz about him…

  59. 59

    I think it's a great idea. Em's performance with Elton John years ago still stands out as one of the most exciting awards show performances I've seen. I can't wait to see what he does!

  60. 60

    It's not about what YOU are interested in. I might actually watch this year, I LOVE Eminem!

  61. 61

    the dre reflection is fucking freaky. reminds me of easy e sayin 'back then she was a ”she-thang”' with dre n drag. you go grrrrl..ashes to ashes baby.

  62. 62

    A few years ago they gave awards to a rap song that glorified the independent working female. Now they are letting this ass, who hated his wife and wrote lyrics about how he would murder her, open for the VMAs. I'm recognizing a trend in pop culture (which is, like I said, perpetuated with the fat ass hates with money) which is increasingly not conducive to healthy gender relations.
    PS Knowing about pop culture does not make you intelligent. Sorry. MTV probably told you that… but it's not actually true.

  63. 63

    I think he will do a great job opening

  64. 64

    I would rather see him than any of the bitches you just named.

  65. 65

    Uhhh… Eminem sucks live! Hes so boring. Why do ppl kiss his ass like hes the greatest thing since sliced bread? Em is okay but his music is starting to sound stale and the same.

  66. 66

    eminem is amazing, fuck you

  67. 67

    I won,t be watching, can,t stand the douch bag……

  68. 68

    noone cares who you give a "shiz" about perez….who do you want opening the show? that pathetic slimeball or whatever his name was that you tried cramming down our throats? or maybe that little bitch that you said was a better singer than timberlake? or that talentless gaga who has to resort to ridiculous stage antics to cover up for her crap music? go fuck yourself perez, and stay away from the music industry because you are clueless and it only gives us more amunition when talking shit about you….oh and do something about that gigantic monstrosity of a head and chin you have

  69. uyeah says – reply to this


    Good. Now that I know GaGa and Taylor Swift will not be performing I'll watch it.

  70. K.P says – reply to this



  71. 71

    perez is starting to hate on em again b/c em wouldn't let him come back stage at his detroit concert last week

  72. 72

    That's only your opinion, Perez, and it doesn't count for much. Eminem has more talent than many of the people you mention that "we" give a shiz about. Gaga's act is getting tired. Eminem is brilliant and fresh everytime he puts out new music.

  73. 73

    eminem is sick clearly everyone likes him since hes been so succesfull this year & all those acts have been done to death at the VMAs :/

  74. china says – reply to this


    good for the show if there`s no shithead caca on stage.
    sorry for pink though, she`s a huge asset everytime and everywhere.

  75. 75

    YAYYY!! I'm so excited now, i love Em!

  76. 76

    Shut the fuck up Perez, go back to kissing that talentless annoying rat and leave Eminem (artist of the decade) alone. You're are just SO jealous that he is opening and it is going to be TEN times better then anything lady gaga would of done. Em is a legend and she is going to be over with by next year.

  77. 77

    Actually I don't give a shit about any of the people that you claim we do give a shit about. In fact, I don't watch shows like the VMAs because of "artists" like them.

  78. 78

    Awesome. Love his live performances. And nobody wants to see those other 5 every year. Well expect maybe Beyonce and Pink. The rest can suck it cuz they either suck live or they just suck performance wise.

  79. 79

    hahaha so now you hate him again? bitter cause he's getting to perform and not gaga right?

  80. 80

    Re: TranquilMarzipan – I said "your not intelligent WHEN IT COMES TO pop culture" not that knowing pop culture makes you intelligent. That aside, unless you are very sensitive and take songs literally, then what does it matter? People should have enough sense to not go and do what a song says, as Eminem in fact states in his song "Stan" that they're just rapping about it, not actually doing it. There will always be different trends. They wont always be what YOU like. Again, nobody said you have to like him, you dont even have to WATCH the vma's. you ask why the hell people dont care, why the hell do you care so much? It's called freedom of speech my dear. And people ave the right to choose, and millions have chosen to like him. Sorry about your luck.

  81. 81

  82. 82

    Eminem has been consistently at the top of the charts and has had two hits this summer, not to mention the long and successful history he has had with the VMA's. Perez, it is so obvious why you don't work for a large network or corporation because you would drive it into the ground.

    Just imagine the conversation, the MTV execs saying "Let's try and get Eminem to perform, since nobody has seen him perform in ages and he has the album of the summer" and then having Perez respond "No, that's a terrible idea let's get Pink to do her tired act that everybody has seen for ages now and she can also play he same music that's been out for over a year!!" You are one of the stupidest people ever Perez!!!!! STFU!!!!

  83. 83

    Wow! Didn't know that! Will NOT watch this thing this year-its usually terrible anyway but the non-performing stars you mentioned are the only reason to tune in. I'm surprised their advertisers didn't tune-out!

    Gotta settle for True Blood finale!

  84. 84

    Wooow how amazing is it that Em opens the show? Dammit I can't wait! You keep hating you stupid flipflopper without any idea of how far hip hop has come thanks to Eminem!

  85. 85

    Re: Gagalicious_x – No wonder you "got over Eminem", because you weren't into his music in the first place. Now when Gaga takes a break due to her fucking up herself badly and then comes back, you'll say the same about her.

  86. 86

    Re: Kim H. Pereyra – Dr Dre…what has this world come to now that kids don't even know the genius that is Dre anymore………………..well to some people., Eminem is new to the game as well….jesus Christ.

  87. 87

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Go Eminem. Hes awsome! Cant wait :D

  88. 88

    How dare you diss EMINEM? He has some great songs on his new CD and is an incredible performer. Boy, the jealousy just pours out of you, no doubt because you have zero talent except to run a semi-illiterate gossip web site. I am excited to see Eminem and will be watching the program only because of him.

  89. 89

    I think he looks great!

  90. n3lky says – reply to this




  91. 91

    Oh I get it now. Perez went to Eminem's concert last week and didn't even get near him, let alone backstage to have his photo taken with Em. So now he's got his panties in a knot because he was just one of the crowd….okay, that explains everything. He's po'd.

  92. 92

    eminem had made a comeback and i am excited to c him perform!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. 93

    As long as it's not Britney "performing", I'm a happy camper!!!

  94. 94

    YESSSS so excited! i love eminem

  95. 95

    eminem is fab!!!! he deffo will be a GREAT opening act.

  96. 96

    fuck perez, he's just mad eminem won't suck his dick. and perez is just stuck licking lady gaga's balls wounds.

  97. MsBre says – reply to this


    Eminem has more talent in the tip of his dick than Katy Perry all together. I am excited to watch his performance. At least he has talent and a good voice, he sounds the same live as on his recordings. Katy sounds like shit live!

  98. 98

    if you dont give a shiz why were you at his concert

  99. 99

    *"Em"ma "Em"/cRap/Hippity-Hoppity Easter's-on-its-way "music"* suck ballz. Rock Will 'NEVER' "die", unlike Brittany Anne "Murphy" Bertolotti Who Died "Em" RUSSIA after being PIMPed OUT to rich Moscow-vites by Her drugged-up SHREW "mother" Sharon Kathleen Murphy& Her *FAKE rabbi "husband" who's now also 'DEAD' *SKUM-jack*. Britt 'NEVER' GOT OVER 'LOSE'ing *that cRapper CRETIN* so She basically *drugged-up/WH0RE-out* HerSelf to Her Own SENSELESS Death…

  100. 100

    Have you not been raving about eminem? saying how good he is doing? and im sure you reported that he has been at no1 for 7 weeks?!!! yeah clearly hes a d-lister? cant wait to see him :-)

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