Calls for End of Hate, Racism at MTV Awards
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The MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles included performances by popular musicians of the last 12 months. A number of musicians also denounced racism and discrimination after recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Katy Perry hosted the event featuring singers and music groups, including Kendrick Lamar, Fifth Harmony, Miley Cyrus, and Lorde.
Lamar opened the show with a hot version of his song, "Humble" that included back-up performers dancing on a wall of fire. They wore special suits that kept them from getting burned.
"Humble" went on to win one of the night's biggest awards: Best Hip-Hop Video.
Critics, including Rob Sheffield of the music magazine Rolling Stone, wrote about the show. Sheffield said Perry's attempts at comedy in her role of host fell flat and her performance of her song "Swish Swish" felt "labored and witless."
He was more excited to see British rock singer Rod Stewart's appearance during the band DNCE's version of "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Stewart first recorded the song in 1978 and joined Joe Jonas on stage.
Sheffield was also impressed by Lorde, who could not sing because of an illness. Lorde came on stage and danced along to a recorded version of her song "Homemade Dynamite."
Other performances of note came from the British girl-group Fifth Harmony and new rap artist Cardi B. Fifth Harmony performed its hit "Down" without Camila Cabello, who left the group in late 2016. Cardi B impressed fans with "Bodak Yellow," one of the top rap songs of the summer.
The music event also featured political comments from singers and special guests.
Robert Wright Lee is a religious leader and a descendant of Confederate Civil War general Robert E. Lee. He introduced Susan Bro, saying he is "working to confront racism and white supremacy."
Bro is the mother of Heather Heyer. She was killed when a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of activists protesting their presence Charlottesville, Virginia.
Bro presented the Fight Against the System Award and announced the Heather Heyer Foundation, which will help people fight hate.
Michael Jackson's eldest daughter, Paris, presented the Best Pop Video award to Fifth Harmony. She also condemned the "violence, hatred and discrimination" from the white supremacist groups.
Singer and actor Jared Leto honored singers Chis Cornell and Chester Bennington, who committed suicide over the summer.
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周日晚上，MTV音乐录影带大奖颁奖典礼在洛杉矶举行，去年大热的歌手纷纷登台献唱 。对于弗吉尼亚州夏洛茨维尔市近日发生的暴力事件，一些歌手也在典礼上谴责了种族主义和种族歧视 。
凯蒂·佩里（Katy Perry）主持了这场知名歌手和乐队云集的典礼，包括肯德里克·拉马尔（Kendrick Lamar）、五美组合（Fifth Harmony）、麦莉·赛勒斯（Miley Cyrus）、洛儿（Lorde） 。
拉马尔以歌曲《低调》的热舞改编版引爆开场，表演中途伴舞还在火墙上热舞 。他们身穿特制的防火服装 。
《滚石》音乐杂志主编罗伯·谢菲尔德（Rob Sheffield）等评论家纷纷撰文评论了该颁奖典礼 。谢菲尔德表示，佩里尝试幽默的主持风格却完全没“笑果”，她表演的《嗖嗖》显得“吃力、生硬” 。
在DNCE表演《Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?》期间，洛·斯图尔特的加入让人惊艳 。斯图尔特在1978年首次录制了这首歌，而乔·乔纳斯（Joe Jonas）加入了舞台表演 。
谢菲尔德还对因病无法献唱的洛儿印象深刻 。洛儿上台后随着录制版的《Homemade Dynamite》热舞了一番 。
其他值得注意的表演还有英国女子组合五美和新晋说唱艺人Cardi B 。五美组合在卡米拉·卡贝洛（Camila Cabello）退队的情况下表演了组合热单《Down》，2016年下半年，卡米拉·卡贝单飞 。Cardi B表演了今夏热单《Bodak Yellow》，给粉丝留下了深刻印象 。
罗伯特·莱特·李（Robert Wright Lee）是一名宗教领袖，他是内战时期罗伯特·李将军的后人 。他介绍了苏珊·布罗（Susan Bro），称他为“对抗种族主义和白人至上的观念而努力” 。
布罗是希瑟·海耶（Heather Heyer）的母亲 。海耶在弗吉尼亚州夏洛茨维尔市参加抗议时，被一位白人至上主义者开车撞死 。
迈克尔·杰克逊（Michael Jackson）的长女帕丽斯出席了最佳流行乐录影带颁奖仪式，并将奖项授予五美组合 。她还谴责了白人至上人群的“暴力、仇恨和歧视” 。
歌手兼演员杰瑞德·莱托（Jared Leto）对今夏自杀的歌手克里斯·科内尔和歌手查斯特·贝宁顿表示了怀念 。