Now that’s what we call a duet! Twenty One Pilots and A$AP Rocky had the crowd — and viewers at home — totally glued to their awesome mix of multiple hits. When two of the biggest names in rock and rap get together, music magic like this just happens.
Twenty One Pilots and A$AP Rocky, 26, delivered one of the greatest live performances of their careers at the MTV VMAs held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Aug. 30. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots joined A$AP, aka the guy who raps in Selena Gomez‘s “Good For You”, for several perfect minutes. This is why we sit through these awards shows, people!
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21P and A$AP may come from different musical backgrounds, but they both shared a commitment to tearing up the stage. Flashing strobe lights pumped up the crowd as the artists performed a huge mashup of songs including Twenty One Pilots’ “HeavyDirtySoul”, which transitioned into”Lane Boy” — it was just incredible and so high-energy. “It ain’t about mashups, it’s about creating something rare,” A$AP said of the performance. He definitely achieved that tonight; the rhymes were fast as lightning and the audience couldn’t have been more enthusiastic in return.
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This performance was amazing, but we also loved Demi Lovato‘s killer live versions of “Cool For The Summer” and “Heart Attack”, and Nicki Minaj‘s duet of “Bad Blood” with Taylor Swift. (Not to mention the world premiere of her “Wildest Dreams” music video!) So many incredible artists have taken the stage tonight, and we’ve got to say that Twenty One Pilots and A$AP Rocky delivered one of the best collaborations of the evening. This is the craziest awards show of the year, and the off-the-chain antics (like Nicki dissing “this b*tch Miley“) just keep coming.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Twenty One Pilots and A$AP Rocky’s performance?
— Gabriella Ginsberg