Flying Lotus and Tyler, The Creator Sound Off On YouTube Music Awards

Flying Lotus and Tyler, The Creator Sound Off On YouTube Music Awards

flying-lotus-smokeFor those who haven’t heard, YouTube will put on its own music awards show on Nov. 3 in New York City. If you can’t make it out to the show, don’t worry because it’ll be streaming online at the same damn time. And earlier this week, the world saw the nominees for the awards and … uh … how is this different from every other music awards show?

It’s all the same people who are up for the statues (or whatever YouTube will give away), something two of our favorite artists noticed. Flying Lotus and Tyler, the Creator criticized the YouTube Music Awards—funny enough, the latter is performing at the show with Earl Sweatshirt—and made some great points about who should be winning these damn things.

Here’s what FlyLo had to say:

Tyler’s thoughts were much more colorful, to say the least:

LOL. You can peep the full nominees list below. [via]

Video of the Year:

  • Epic Rap Battles of History – “Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney”
  • Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”
  • Girls’ Generation ­- “I Got a Boy”
  • Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) – “Beauty and a Beat”
  • Lady Gaga ­- “Applause”
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert) – “Same Love”
  • Miley Cyrus ­ – “We Can’t Stop”
  • One Direction ­- “Best Song Ever”
  • PSY ­- “Gentleman”
  • Selena Gomez ­- “Come & Get It”

Artist of the Year:

  • Eminem
  • Epic Rap Battles
  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Nicki Minaj
  • One Direction
  • PSY
  • Rihanna
  • Taylor Swift

Response of the Year:

  • Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony) ­- “Mirrors
  • Jayesslee ­- “Gangnam Style”
  • Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix ­- “Radioactive”
  • ThePianoGuys ­- “Titanium / Pavane”
  • Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX) – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

YouTube Phenomenon:

  • Diamonds
  • Gangnam Style
  • Harlem Shake
  • I Knew You Were Trouble
  • Thrift Shop

YouTube Breakthrough:

  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Naughty Boy
  • Passenger
  • Rudimental

Innovation of the Year:

  • Anamanaguchi ­- “ENDLESS FANTASY”
  • Atoms for Peace ­- “Ingenue”
  • Bat for Lashes ­- “Lilies”
  • DeStorm ­- “See Me Standing”
  • Toro y Moi – “Say That”

One Comment

  1. fosterakahunter
    Oct 23, 2013 @ 13:27:00

    Good for them to air Youtube out like that.

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