The 2013 Billboard Music Awards, took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas Nevada. The show was hosted by Tracy Morgan. This year it was full of surprises and controversy. From Taylor Swift winning 8 of 11 awards to Nicki Minaj giving Lil Wayne a Lap Dance.
If you missed the show, here is a recap of the most shocking moments from the Billboards Awards.
1. Taylor Swift debut performance for her latest single “22,” where she broke out of her itty-bitty shorts and got ready to bust a move. Taylor won 8 of 11 Awards including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for “Red.” Swift is not known for her dance skills, but seeing her try to keep up with The Jabbawockeez, well, see for yourself.
Taylor Swift – 22 – Billboard Awards 2013
2. Jennifer Lopez looked fantastic in her designer’s handiwork, dressed, literally in gold leaf for the bash on the blue carpet. Then she slipped into a red leotard and thigh high boots later to perform her hit song, “Live It Up,” and it looks like she hit all the right notes, on and off stage. I know what you’re going to say, that there’s nothing shocking about that. Well, almost; but at the end of her performance she slid on the floor and gave a crotch shot to thousands of people in the audience, leaving some fans speechless.
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – Live It Up Live Billboard Music Awards 2013
3. Justin Bieber was one of the most talked about stars of the evening, but he had an up and down night after being booed as he went to collect one of his three awards. The pop star performed twice, including top male artist, social artist and the fan-voted milestone award, beating out Swift and Bruno Mars. When accepting the latter a number of attendees began to boo, which not only it left audiences shocked, but the artist seem to be confuse about the situation.
“I’m 19 years old; I think I’m doing a pretty good job. And basically from my heart I really just want to say it should really be about the music, it should be about the craft that I’m making. This is not a gimmick,” he said. “I’m an artist and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken.”
He was also pictured sharing a kiss with Selena Gomez – hinting at a possible reunion between the pair. Even though Selena spent all of her time sitting next to Taylor Swift.
Justin Bieber Wins ‘Milestone Award’ @ 2013 Billboard Music Awards 2013
4. Miguel, too, had a show-stopping performance, though he seemed to kick a fan when he jumped over the crowd while singing his hit “Adorn.” The R&B singer seemed to have landed part of his body on one woman, who walked away, and kicked another, who held her head low.
Miguel Billboard fail slowmotion
5. Nicki Minaj performed her brand new song “High School.” There was literally a good 15 seconds shot of nothing but Nicki’s behind—that’s no joke, a full 15 seconds of her assets!
But the most shocking moment was when she decided to give Lil Wayne a lap dance. The power couple and these two have some major chemistry on stage. Nicki grinding on Wayne was just the tip of the iceberg leading up to the sexy dance.
Nicki Minaj – High School feat. Lil Wayne Live Billboard Music Awards 2013