At MTV’s Video Music Awards last night — sometime after Lady Gaga wore a giant square on her head then transformed into an “Audience Mermaid” and Miley Cyrus dressed like a bear while smacking a giant lady’s bottom but sometime before Bruno Mars performed in front of a laser-gorilla and Katy Perry dressed up like a boxer and danced under a bridge — Justin Timberlake received the “Video Vanguard” award. Timberlake’s presentation was framed as a virtual retrospective of the singer’s career, including but not limited to a much-hyped N’Sync reunion.
Because I know you have been really sad that you may have missed it, it’s posted above. Taylor Swift CAN’T BELIEVE IT OMG and One Direction are all kind of like “okay, mate, yeah, we kin’na know these chaps guv’nor.” N’Sync proceeds to get an unbelievable one minute and forty-five seconds of medley, followed by JC Chasez trying to grab an extra second of comeback fame with an improv’ed “baby baby baby baaaaby” as Joey Fatone looks like he’s having a heart attack. Then JT creates a real-life metaphor by dancing away into the spotlight as his former bandmates slowly descend down into the ground. As it is, as it was and as it always shall be. Enjoy.