Another awards show comes, and with it there’s another controversy, while some are pretty minimal sometimes you come across a huge issue. (whatculture) While the woman on girl kiss from the MTV Video Music Awards between Madonna and Britney Spears is seen as one of the bigger controversies in awards history, to some of us it pales in comparison to something as massive as Jethro Tull winning the Best Metal/Hard Rock performance Grammy over Metallica in 1989, I mean come on, how does …And Justice For All lose out to a flute player, seriously a FLUTE PLAYER, METAL, seriously? (cracked) Anyway, back on topic now, it seems as if you can’t have anything positive happen at an awards show without someone crying foul these days, if you do one thing that’s “never been seen” you’re going to meet with critics finding some way to bash it, even if it’s something as monumental as a mass marriage ceremony of couples during a performance, you get flack for “pushing your ideals on society.” (nydailynews) Following this trend, it’s no surprise that an epic moment is planned for tonight’s Billboard Music Awards, and it too has found it’s controversial side, this one coming in the form of a legal battle. (nypost)
A few years back there was an amazing moment at the Coachella Music Festival, Tupac Shakur returned from the grave to perform alongside Snoop Dogg, much to the surprise of ALL in attendance and those who were wowed by the sight via video on the internet in the days following. (youtube) This performance set off a firestorm of “what if” scenarios with people wondering what would happen if famous artists that had already passed were resurrected to perform alongside their contemporaries, just imagine seeing Queen with Freddie Mercury at the helm once again, it could be something amazing to view. (cbsnews) Tonight, at the Billboard Music Awards, the plan is to use hologram technology to have Michael Jackson perform at the show in order to promote the latest track Slave to the Rhythm from his most recent posthumous album, Xscape. (rollingstone) Alki David has provided the controversy for this event as he’s tried suing to keep the performance from being shown on the Billboard Awards, claiming that since he owns the rights to the technology used for hologram, stating that the show would harm his attempt to produce a similar show. (tmz) Luckily it appears that the show will go on as a judge has ordered that the performance can proceed at the Awards show, tonight the world will see one more performance from the King of Pop, let’s hope it’s worth all the trouble.