Even without Kanye West ruining Taylor Swift’s big moment, as he did in a memorable gaffe a few years ago, Sunday night’s “American Music Awards” on ABC had plenty of odd and surprising moments, according to E! Online.
The publication details its selections for the five top jaw-dropping incidents, with cameos by Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff high on the list. Bieber came out during LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” at the end of the show, followed by Hasselhoff’s appearance during the group’s “Sexy and I Know It” — in which Hasselhoff stripped down to boxers.
Also singled out by EW as noteworthy — and not necessarily in a good way — was what amounted to a Fiat commercial during the appearance by Favorite Latin Artist winner Jennifer Lopez — a spokeswoman for Fiat. EW reports: “First, she drove up to the stage in a Fiat 500. Then, the car became a prop for the dancers throughout the performance. It was a bit awkward and felt sooo forced. Seriously, it took product placement on TV to a whole new level.”
Other memorable moments, the story reports, were provided by “Hollywood’s cutest BFFs,” Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, who were reportedly inseparable during the ceremony. Swift, who had a big night that included winning Artist of the Year, thanked Gomez from the stage and called her “the little sister” she never had, the story reports.
The story also cites the awarding of Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist to Bruno Mars, who beat last year’s AMA Artist of the Year, Bieber. And Nicki MInaj made the list for her extreme high heels, which made for a challenging walk to the stage to pick up her award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.