Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater was all about the music manias that have been recognized by fans all over the world and is considered one of the most famous and influential award functions in the music industry but as always there are some controversial moments that everybody just can’t unsee. Here are some of the Top controversies listed out from the American Music Awards 2016.
The AMA was hosted by Jay Pharoah and Gigi Hadid who is currently undoubtedly surrounded by controversy for her mocking facial impression of the wife of the president-elect, Melania Trump. The supermodel pulled up a Melania style pout with slight chinky eyes and referred to Melania’s accusations of ripping off a speech by Michelle Obama at the RNC saying in a fake Eastern European accent,
'I love my husband, President Barack Obama. And our children Sasha and Malia.’
Soon after her mimic of The First Lady, she gathered herself a load of aggressive and funny response from Twitter users.
@GiGiHadid what you did on the AMA awards insulting Melania Trump show if you have no class! Tasteless!— DAT (@omptcmi2) November 21, 2016
@GiGiHadid 's impression of melania trump made my night hahahaha— iqra arif???? (@_IqraArif) November 21, 2016
While Gigi Hadid just pulled a what most people call, a disrespectful impersonation of The First Lady, Greed Day slammed the President-elect right on the face while the band performed their Anti-gun violence single ‘Bang Bang’ from their new album Revolution Radio. The American punk rock band took the stage while performing Bang Bang and started chanting “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” during the middle of the song.
Caption: Green Day - Bang Bang - American Music Awards 2016
This is not the first time Green Day has taken a dig on Donald Trump as the band performed at the MTV EMA Awards earlier this month where they sang the hit 2004 song ‘American Idiot” and re-arranged some lines and sang,
“Can you hear the sounds of hysteria? The subliminal Trump America,” while the original lines were something else. The band has been against the Donald Trump for a long time and has revolted on numerous occasions like in an interview with Kerrang in August, he said,
“I don’t even know how else to explain it. I wish I were over-exaggerating. And sometimes maybe I do over-exaggerate with Bush. But with Trump, I just can’t wait ‘til he’s gone.”
Next, comes the former One Direction member Zayn Malik who won the award for new artist of the year but expressed a slight chill to his former band members, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson who were not present at the event. He started his acceptance speech after receiving the trophy saying,
"This one just has my name on it, right?"
Zayan indirectly took a dig on his previous band members as he is finally out of the shadows of the boy band.
The event’s most precious category was fell in Ariana Grande’s pockets as she took away the Artist of the year award, followed by Drake’s first-ever American Music Award for Favorite album ‘Views’ and for the Favorite artist. Moreover, fans got to see in the Apple Music ad syncing to Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood.'
However, one of the most anticipated moments in the event was Selena Gomez’s surprise appearance as she took a hiatus, shortening her world tour in August to deal with the panic attacks and depression she has been dealing with. Her fans were all on tip toes after pictures of her getting ready for AMA started circulating the internet.
Her appearance became more opportune after she won the award for the Favorite Female artist but later left the crowd settled down with her emotional acceptance speech in which she revealed what she has been going through followed by gratitude to her fans and loved ones.
Caption: Selena Gomez's acceptance speech after receiving an award for the favorite female artist.#Award ceremony