Videos: MTV’s new VMA Category “Video w/a message”
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
PerezHilton.com reports that this year’s MTV Video Music Awards will have a brand new category. The purpose of the “Best Video With A Message” category is to highlight videos that “served a higher purpose.”
And the nominees are…
P!nk – Perfect – P!nk lets out a rally cry of reassurance for anyone who’s ever felt less than perfect.
Lady Gaga – Born This Way – Mother Monster gives birth to a world free from prejudice, judgment and self-doubt.
Katy Perry – Firework – The California Gurl celebrates the spark and originality in all of us.
Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie – Em and Rih Rih illuminate the pain and peril of domestic violence.
Rise Against – Make it Stop (September’s Children) – Rise Against reminds LGBT teens pushed to the edge that “It Gets Better.”
Taylor Swift – Mean – Taylor Swift cautions negative naysayers that being mean gets you nowhere.
If one of these videos is especially significant to you, you should voice your opinion on who gets the MoonMan! You get to vote for your favorite video through August 16th!