VMA 2022 Recap


On August 28, 2022, MTV presented their annual Video Music Awards celebrating the biggest artists of the past year. Hosted by LL Cool J and Nick Minaj, the VMA’s this year provoked many different reactions, some good and some bad. 

Johnny Depp made his first appearance since his grueling trial with ex Amber Heard. He floated in as moonman with MTV.  He sparked laughter with this remark, “Hey, you know what?” “I needed the work. I just want you guys to know that I’m available for birthdays, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, weddings, wakes, any old thing you need.” It is believed he was most likely referring to his career after the trial. 

Johnny Depp floats into 2022 VMAs as Moonman | EW.com

NEW COUPLE ALERT! Artist Yung Gravy brought his new date Sheri Easterling, mother of Tik Tok star Addison Rae, to the VMAs, sparking lots of reactions.  The couple shared some intimate moments on the red carpet and during the show. The couple has faced some backlash over their 16 year age gap, but show very little care of what others think. Some speculate this “relationship” is all for show but time will tell. 

Yung Gravy and Addison Rae's Mom Sheri Easterling Make Couple Debut at 2022 VMAs: 'I'm Into MILFs'

Perhaps the biggest shock of the show happened while Taylor Swift was accepting her award for the Best Long Form Video for All Too Well 10-Min Version. She announced that her new album Midnight will be released October 21, 2022. As you can guess, the news sent shockwaves around the world. Within seconds, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds were covered with the album cover that Taylor Swift posted right after the show ended. She didn’t hint to what kind of sound this new album will have but the theories are all over the place. Will she go for a rock and roll feel or go back to her old country ways?

Taylor Swift wins top prize, announces new album at MTV VMAs - Los Angeles Times