The 2013 MTV VMAs were held on Aug. 25, the twelve year anniversary of Aaliyah’s death, and her fans are enraged that she was not honored at the show. Read on for their reactions.
On Aug. 25 2001, promising pop singer Aaliyah was killed in a plane accident in the Bahamas, and on the twelve year anniversary of her death she was not even mentioned at the VMAs. Fans took to Twitter to express their outrage at the snub, and they called out Miley Cyrus in the process. Were you upset that Aaliyah was not mentioned?
Aaliyah VMAs Snub
Aaliyah, who would be 34-years-old today if she lived, won two moon men during her career. At the 2000 VMAs, Aaliyah won the Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film awards for “Try Again.”
Not surprisingly, fans were angered that she was not mentioned. Here are some of their tweets:
Been 12 years and STILL no Aaliyah tribute! Not even any mention of her tonight. On the anniversary of her death.. smh @MTV #VMAs
#VMAs2013 didn’t even do a tribute to Aaliyah and it was the 12th year anniversary of her death. That’s crazy.
It’s been 12 years and STILL no Aaliyah tribute! Not even any mention of her tonight. On the anniversary of her death.. smh @MTV #VMAs :(
Aaliyah died 12 years ago today and the Vma’s didn’t acknowledge her. RIP Aaliyah January 16, 1979 –August 25, 2001
Aaliyah died 12 years today & the #VMA couldn’t take 2 seconds of their time to honor her but pay tribute to EVERYBODY else at award shows
Wait, so there really wasn’t any type of love for Aaliyah shown at VMAs last night ? I’m baffled
Futhermore, some fans were pretty mad that Miley got so much air time over Aaliyah.
Aaliyah Fans Lash Out At Miley Cyrus At VMAs
Miley sang both “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke, and her highly over sexualized performance included twerking and gyrating.
they can give Miley 6 minutes to walk around half naked & twerk ? But not a moment of silence for Aaliyah ?
Aaliyah died 12 years ago today and the VMA couldn’t pay some type of tribute to her for 2 seconds?Bt let miley hump poor robin for 15 min?
can’t believe they didn’t do an Aaliyah tribute….but they let Miley Cyrus foolishness on the stage.
did they do an aaliyah tribute on the award show last night tho?? thats my only question…f**k that miley cyrus bulls**t
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Should Aaliyah have been honored at the VMAs?
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— Eleanore Hutch
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