Eminem and Snoop Dogg’s Video Music Awards (VMA) performances have been divisive, with some fans lashing out at the act’s Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) component.
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Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) can’t save MTV
MTV’s VMAs 2022 It was held on August 28th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
“MTV VMAs 2022 will celebrate the best music videos of the past year, featuring unforgettable performances, tributes and appearances from some of music’s biggest stars.”
The first VMAs took place on September 14, 1984 and quickly became known as a pop culture authority. Lately, however, much like the Oscars, the VMAs’ reputation has waned.
2019 article from washington post He said that recent VMA performances have “been noted for their lack of attention”. was given.
“The VMAs give us another chance to scratch our heads and wonder why shows still exist, hanging out on the fringes of mainstream pop culture for years.”
Nonetheless, to recapture some of the cultural zeitgeist, Eminem and Snoop Dogg turned to BAYC for a performance of “From the D 2 the LBC.” The performance mixed a live stage with pre-recorded boring ape-inspired animation. .
However, it fell far short of earning the pair’s cultural credibility, with a largely casual mainstream audience element expressing dissatisfaction by calling the performance “disgusting”.
rap fans won’t be impressed
The comments on YouTube were a mix of contrasting opinions. Some praised Eminem’s “very crisp” vocals and the pair’s longevity. Others were less enthusiastic about the “cartoon effect”.
“It was terrible. Are they trying to put an old legend out there to appeal to young gamer geeks?? Who the hell wants to see a cartoon performance in action?”
Turning to Reddit and Twitter, which have a crypto-savvy audience, the negative comments were scathing in range. 1 user Identified as an Eminem fan, he said the performance “made me laugh at how pathetic it was” and also ruined the quality of the BAYC animation.
The relatively lengthy post implied that the pair had “sold out” for promoting and condoning “nft sh*t nobody’s talking about.” He added that he would prefer Eminem to retire rather than go down this route.
another Even with the “protection of Gensler,” he said he needed to get high like Snoop Dogg to fund the BAYC “picture” and the JP Morgan-backed Ethereum blockchain.