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26 comments to “Dionne Bromfield Slams Amy Winehouse VMA Tribute”

  1. 3l$@ says – reply to this


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    i think the "tribute" fell short



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    Don't tell her what do think Mario. She, better than anyone, would have known what Amy would have appreciated. That whole VMAs was just a tacky self-congratulation orgy (like usual). The Britney tribute was laughable - almost a slap in the face to the poor chick. Don't walk around like you were Amy's best friend in life now she's not around for you to bully anymore,



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    That tribute was FINE and sweet. She's lucky she got that much. Some artists are completely forgotten at these award shows!



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    Re: MMSEllen – I didn't watch it, but I agree with you. This girl knew Amy better than anyone, and she has the right to slam the tribute if she wants. Perez bullied Amy and now acts like they were BFF! It's appalling!



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    FATBOY… LEARN TO FUCKING WRITE. IT'S "TURN THE NEGATIVE INTO POSITIVE" DUMB MORON!!



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    The Tribute could have been better but it was ok and i dnt like Bruno Mars



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    I have no idea who that Jessie J person was, but she was AWFUL. why they let her sing throughout the night remains a mystery - she was often off-key, tried WAY too hard to sound "with it", but just looked like an Idol reject. Bruno Mars is great, but WTF kind of tribute was that to Amy Winehouse? lame…



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    That "tribute" was terrible. They could have done MUCH better. BRUNO MARS???? REALLY??!!!! Russell Brand basically repeated what he had on his blog -which was nice and also a bit sad, and a tad hostile. The flashes into the audience barely showed people clapping along during Valerie. Yes, she was an addict, but that should not diminish the talent she was. She deserved to be recognized for her talent even if it was thrown away.

  9. yeez says – reply to this


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    I didn't even know Amy personally and I thought it sucked. Dionne knew her way better than you, Mario, so stop bullying her for voicing an opinion. I never thought of Jennifer Hudson as a performer in the tribute, but after the fact she does seem like a good fit.



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    I thought the tribute was great. It could have been a somber diva off if say Hudson or aguilera performed. I for one was glad to not hear a single dive grunt. Does no one remember te grammys when It felt like they were all trying to out sing one another for the I think it was an Aretha tribute. Instead it felt like a celebration of her life which as someone who has experienced loss was a nice change of pace.



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    I DIDNT LIKE IT THA ALL MTVS VMAS SUCKS THIS YEARS NOT MADONNA , NOT XTINA , I TURN THAT SHIT OFF…….. LAME



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    Amy Winehouse did not deserve a tribute. She was a cracked out Junkie who fkd off her career and wasted her talent. I would have rather seen a montage of all the music greats who have passed then a special tribute to her junky ass.



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    Although I don't agree with Dionne I Understand where she is coming from. As I sat and watched Bruno Mars perform so perfectly one of my favorite Amy Whinehouse songs, I couldn't help but sob at how much she has influenced so many great artists today *(including Bruno Mars) And when he sang last night I saw a man who love and respected her as an artist, I sobbed the whole time. He sang it with soul and I saw the sincerity he had for Amy Whinehouse and her music. And just because he maybe wasn't around when Amy was or he wasn't part of her close group of artistic fans doesn't mean he didn't pay justice to her or her music last night. I wasn't in Amy's close group, but it doesn't make me stop playing her music or belting her music aloud every time I hear it. I'm a fan. A sincere fan who loved her and respected her just as much as any artist or fan did. I was am, and always will be a fan. And that's what I saw last night. One of Amy Whinehous's biggest fans and one more artist she influenced music, sing his heart and soul out for Amy, even if he wasn't part of her close artistic. The VMA'S got one of the best last night for Amy and God knows after everything she has contributed to the music world she G– D— deserves the Best.



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    MTV did a tribute with contemporary stars that they like for a blues artist who died and didn't consult with the people who she actually worked with and who she respected? Shocking. Dionne is just calling them out, it was someone she knew and loved…. I respect her opinion



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    Where were all those people who Amy loved and respected when she was struggling with addiction?



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    It was a nice tribute, but I don't know how you don't think mtv picking Bruno Mars to sing wasn't completely random.



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    @jules12: Have you not heard any of bruno Mars's album? If you have then you would hear the classic motown influence with a modern twist. And so I think it wasn't so random that they pick Bruno as an artist who is heavily inspired by motown to pay tribute to a motown/ r n b singer like Amy.



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    I loved Bruno Mars tribute to Amy with his rendition of "Valerie". The only thing that would have made it better would have been his being backed by the Dap Kings.



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    Re: cripbabe111 – Jessie J is a new singer from the UK, shes really good, won the critics choice award at the Brit awards this year for her first song, what Adele won when she was starting out. Pretty big here.



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    okay… does anyone else think it's weird that they chose a drug addict{ bruno m} to honor her in song, and an ex addict to speak on behalf of her talent? couldn't they find anyone without a drug problem?? at least russell has years under his belt of being sober i'll give him that. She did have a great voice, but she wasted her opportunity like so many other young actors/singers. I'd say it's hollywood… that because drugs are readily available it causes these people to become addicts, but that's just not true. Everyone has a choice. No one forced her to do drugs and become an addict. It's truly sad that she was trying to get her life together at the end. I felt the same way when brittnay murphy died. It's such a shame to try so hard to get sober but end up dying of something else.



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    Re: judalon – Amen to that. I'm glad they picked Valerie to perform. Come on Dionne I thought it was alright just never forget Amy! She will live on in her music. Some hate her, some will scorn her, some will make money off of her and then there are those who really appreciated her true talent. And, of course there are those that love her. No matter what her demons were she is at rest now. RIP AMY!



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    As a diehard Amy Winehouse fan I have to agree with Dionne. The tribute to Amy was lackluster and Bruno Mars was a terrible choice for her. I think that while the song choice was exciting and fun it did not express a memory of Amy. The song should have been one of her own and I definitely think someone should have sang Love Is A Losing Game. I truly love Amy Winehouse and while her struggle may have seemed glorified and glamorized I felt for her at every turn and I loved watching her sing for hours on youtube. Life is a very funny thing. Rest in peace Amy.

  23. @v@ says – reply to this


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    She was a very talented train wreck. If she'd had a long, decent career and backed it all up, she might have earned Bromfield's vision. She had a hit tune or three. As it is, she's fortunate to be honored. She did a disservice to struggling artists by giving the opportunity the proverbial finger and throwing it away so publicly time after time. She was also pretty free with her fists, if articles allow. The tribute was fine, but don't allow obvious affection and emotion to cloud reality.



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    I loved the part with Mr. Brenett, it was very touching and Amy looked like she had much respect for him. That was the best part. Bruno Mars, like forreals VMA???? Bruno and the rest of his backup were all dressed like Ne-yo wannabees. The rest of the tribute truly sucked. One may not have liked the way Amy lived her life, her life her choice but one could not overlook her talent.



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    I think Bruno Mars did a good job, maybe it would've been better though if it was Adele. Then again Britney's tribute wasn't all that great either, I think it was more of a tribute to Beyonce.



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    I have agree with Dionne, plus the actually tribute fell short but I somewhat liked it. Still could have been better.