Just when we thought the VMAs couldn’t get any more interesting (all three hours plus of them), host Katy Perry took the stage after Pink’s “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” performance in a long blonde wig. Since Perry had been sporting a pixie all night, the new look was a bit surprising.
Then, in one swift (and very unexpected motion) she snatched it right off her head, revealing a blonde stocking cap.
Yes, you read that right. Katy Perry snatched her own wig, seconds after she proclaimed she was “shooketh.” This is unbe-weavable!
The Twitter-verse was barely amused, see below for a few hilarious reactions.
Katy girl, you definitely threw us for a loop — kinda like when you performed with Migos on SNL. Still not over that....
Plus, the singer has repeatedly been in hot water due to other cultural appropriation mishaps, from brazenly rocking cornrows to dissing Obama and even her newest single, "Swish Swish." She recently tried to apologize by having a candid conversation with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, but it felt a little too late.
So why, then, last night would she choose continue the negative conversation? This is undobutedly adding to a series of bad press for the popstar. We're confused about a lot of things but why this was allowed to happen takes the top spot.
Everyone, this too shall pass!
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