This performance - from Jay-Z's really ugly leather vest to Alicia Keys's six-inch plastic stripper heels - fills me with joy. Oh, and the song is good too, I guess.
Why I feel such affection for a city I've never been to will always confuse me. I'm gonna go ahead and blame "The Great Gatsby" for this one.
Also, could MTV just give it up and not bleep out the "bad" words? This is what you fucking get when you invite a rapper to perform. Just accept it!
P.S. Pfft, who the fuck let Lil Mama onstage? Dear god isn't hosting "America's Best Dance Crew" good enough for this trick?