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MTV awards to feature cutting-edge videos

This year's Video Music Awards ceremony may celebrate music videos as it originally intended to

BEYONCÉ'S FREEDOM: For the first time in recent memory, the awards have the opportunity to be more than an outlandish pop star playground and to serve as a reminder of how essential music video can be as a stand-alone art form.

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AS music awards shows go, MTV's annual Video Music Awards ceremony - the VMAs - is by far the loosest, the most vibrant and the most prone to disruption. It has long been the platform where pop stars know a medium amount of misbehaviour will be tolerated - encouraged, actually.