Monday, August 29, 2011

The MTV VMA's Stage Crasher: Was It Worth Getting Arrested? (Pics)


As you wakened to the regurgitated news of Beyonce's pregnancy announcement (CONGRATS JAY & BEYONCE) and Gaga's gender bending appearance, the story most were not talking about is the dude that bumrushed the stage at yesterday's MTV VMA Awards during Kanye's and Jay-Z's performance.

For those of you that think it was staged, let me assure you, it wasn't. How do I know? Well, I was at will call when I saw a group of police officers lead the guy IN CUFFS to the squad car. So like any former hard news professional I took a few pics, but that's it! I wasn't there to work, so I stopped at that! I digress...If his stunt was staged that man would've been chillin' BACK STAGE or at home with a little extra in his bank account. Instead, it appears he may have spent the night with the po-po!

Yes, MTV shows are known to be a "less-formal" to put it nicely, but it's still a SHOW, complete with SCRIPTED actions. I've worked enough shows to know--from Oscar to BET and that includes MTV. When ish happens unexpectedly it makes for great television, but it can also create scary situations. And yes, in some cases people do lose their jobs because of it.

But the scary part is that THESE DAYS we can't take stuff for granted anymore. People have always done CRAZY ish in the name of causes, fame, God, and whatever else, but right now, we as a country are sensitive. Put yourself in the artist's position. How can you tell if the person invading your space on stage is friend or foe in the middle of your performance?

You're probably thinking, "That rapper Lil' Mama crashed the stage and she didn't get arrested" True, but at THAT time she was a popular artist so the same rules don't apply. To the average person, the rules WILL APPLY and you may go to jail or be fined thousands. Is it worth it? If you have to even think about it, then please let me know which events you'll be attending so I'll know NOT to attend. Thanks!

If u missed the crasher's 10 secs of fame, here ya go!

Stage Crasher At 2011 MTV VMA's from Jay Denson on Vimeo.


Amanda said...

Call me crazy but that looked staged to me. How possibility is it for just about anyone to get ON the stage while Jay-Z and Kayne West are preforming? Of course they have tons of security! What if he had a weapon?

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