MTV announced the field for the Video Music Awards to be telecast live (take that, Olympics!) on Thursday, Sept. 6. The most prestigious category of course is Video of the Year.
I’m going out on a limb here to say this is the strongest most consistent field the VMAs has ever seen. Check this fab five out. Tell us what you think. Vote here for your favorite. And don’t forget to vote at MTV.com
1) Drake ft. Rihanna “Take Care” Is this the video that sparked a bottle throwing fracas in a New York nightclub? Drake finds himself on the horns of a dilemma. Or something.
2) Gotye “Somebody That I Used to Know” The lovely breakup song takes on a new cubist dimension thanks to director Natasha Pincus.
3) Katy Perry “Wide Awake” This is the Black Swan version of Katy’s usual pastel Pop Rocks dream. An evocative fairy tale from Tony “Truand" Datis
4) M.I.A. “Bad Girls” Wow, a crazy Arabesque caravan. Sheikh it, girl.
5) Rihanna “We Found Love” A remarkable mini-movie of romance set in British council housing. Rihanna’s Romeo, btw, is boxer Dudley O’Shaughnessy.
How do you choose just one? Now you, like Drake, are on the horns of a dilemma. Or something.