The critics have spoken: the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was hot garbage. Starting with the evening's host, Katy Perry, and ending with the tacky fashion; everyone agrees the MTV Video Music Awards ranked close to the worst ever.

Host Katy Perry angered Black Twitter when she appeared to mock DJ Khaled's adoration for his only son, Asahd Tuck Khaled, 10 months. Perry wore a baby carrier with a fake baby onstage. She told the audience: "My management told me I should have a fake baby to increase the publicity and have more followers. This is Bella, sponsored by Fit Tea."

It was clearly an attack on Khaled's self-esteem, which he masks by putting his son on display every chance he gets. But she didn't have to go there. It was painful watching Khaled's facial expression as she made a fool out of him in front of a national TV audience.

The criticism was harsh. But the backlash against the critics was puzzling to say the least. One major blog wrote a scathing post condemning Katy's joke last night. That post was deleted this morning. All of the videos of Perry's fake baby stunt were also scrubbed from the Internet over night.

I guess we know who wields all the power in Hollywood? If anyone finds a video of Katy Perry's fake baby stunt, please post it in the comments.
 





Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

  • YaYa

    Just from looking at the pictures I know I didn't miss anything. I haven't watched this awards show in it's entirety in years. Kudos to the winners (I guess). I see Teyana channeling Janet from an early MTV Awards show.

  • Rachel

    DJ Khaled is doing a great job with his only child. His job takes him away from his family all around the world. He was creative and decided to incorporate his son into his work. He's not going to miss any important moments in the development of his only child. Katy Perry has no class...

  • Vegas1989

    These are the following people that needs to take four seats. Katy Wack Perry, Lil what the hell Mama, Scary I don't know Spice, Not my Lorde, and the two see through cat suit...No Ma'am with them outfits. You are all a No Go at this station. LOL..

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He doesn't travel all over the world. He's afraid to fly.

  • Vegas1989

    I agree. He is bring his family along with him no matter what. I think that is cool.

  • bemetoo

    The joke wasn't bad it was the delivery katy s7cks as a host

  • Pamela

    I ain't wasting my data clicking on these photos. im not stupid.

  • Pamela

    Please, he's using that child as a prop. 10 months old? That child needs to be in its crib sucking on its dummy.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Here in America, it's called a pacifier.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Hmm, I thought most modern cell phone plans comes with unlimited data?

  • Pamela

    Noted your Royal Highness.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lmbo. ???

    You beat me to it. QTNA

  • Shamari123

    Lil Mama looks good but why the bird cage tho?? She can look so good and then mess it up with something. I just want her to win. She seems like she has a great spirit and is fun to be around.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    And she looks terrific ??

  • Karen Brady

    Teyana's body. :-) and I love her clean classic outfit. And cute baby boy.

  • Karen Brady

    teee heeee

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!!
    Sandra is mad at Katy Perry because she said something not nice about her boo thang Trump.
    Someone has very thin skin.

  • darealwifey

    I agree, except Teyana's baby is a girl. Junie.

  • Karen Brady

    Ooopss.. I didn't know.. thanks!

  • Renee26

    Did Katy lie??? Nope....I thought it was "funny"

  • hotntot95

    Teyana, Junie and Iman are such a nice looking family..?
    ..I stop watching award shows a long time ago..they been boring to me for a minute.

  • Renee26

    It was a joke...yeah it's good that he's spending time with the baby but we know that's not the REAL reason he brought the baby into the spotlight

  • Luvn_it

    They should've found a different host she was trying a little to hard. My expression was the same as dude they showed eating the banana sorry can't think of his name right now.

  • Karen Brady

    I forgot all about Young M.A. Is she a one hit wonder? :-(.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I thought she had a daughter. ?

  • Karen Brady

    I love BET Hip Hop Awards only

  • Karen Brady

    Yes.. I was corrected below:-).

  • Karen Brady

    Pls school me. What's the real reason?

  • Karen Brady

    OH! Who's watching Lil Mama and Lance Gross tonight? I am! :-) Better be good :-)

  • soujourn_erets
  • Mark mcharm

    No one

  • Renee26

    I will tune in for sure!

  • Renee26

    Have you heard anything else besides OUUUUHH?? LOL

  • Rayne

    Teyana and fam are cute. Her baby is a doll. Anybody seen Ciara baby yet. I bet she is a cutie.

  • Renee26

    Attention

  • Luvn_it
  • Bonsai

    DJ Khaled has this WTF look on his face. Lmbo.

  • Torae

    Those awards sucked not only because of Kate Perry but music is horrible these days. People have no standards in musc these days. When someone like Cardi B is selling records then you know it's bad...

  • Ryan

    "I guess we know who wields all the power in Hollywood" - Was there ever any doubt?

  • TheWildChild
  • Ni Ni

    I don't know. I been feeling a lustful spirit trying to rise up when i see that Lance Gross ?. That boy is too fine?.

  • Faithz

    Hot Garbage Bahahahahahah.

  • Dowoop

    No pity from me for DJ Khaled...She made a joke some may not find it funny but it was meant to be joke. Ashad is cute and all but im tired of seeing him myself (and no i dont follow DJ Khaled on any social media). I dont get why black Twitter is angry either, last i checked DJ Khaled was not black. We pick and choose who we want to bash for "cultural appropriation" and for using black artists to get ahead.

  • NicoleZee

    Everything you said! If anyone has kept up with Katy Perry's career, you'll know that she is a bit corny and goofy, but she makes good music and she's an excellent performer on stage. No one should be offended by a fake baby or anything she said. Geeesh!

  • Karen Brady

    lol :-(.. I'm a TV One Junkie.... I don't know if that's good or bad.

  • Karen Brady

    YASSS!!!! I love the commercial for the movie when he's smiling just a teeny weeny bit and then his face changes and he says "why you think". Mmmm..mmmmm.... Ridiculously fine honey.

  • Karen Brady

    Okay??? I guess I answered my own questions. LOL

  • MsPam

    New Post!

  • Karen Brady

    Gotcha.. Absolutely.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    The best pic of all, so adorable (the little one, the fam), to see Teyanna in this ultra chill mode, having it all or close to it is awesome, happiness is infectious and a beautiful sight!

  • ThottyPippen

    Ummm, why would "Black Twitter" be upset about DJ Khaled (*whispers* when did he become one of "us"..lol). It's a joke, they'll get over it.

  • NicoleZee

    EVERY Awards show is a snooze fest; I mainly tune in for the performances and the horrible fashion! Katy is cute and goofy as usual; Ed Sheeran is adorable; don't know why Kendrick opened the show or won but congrats; DJ Khaled should disappear into oblivion for awhile, he's annoying; and Christina Milian looked amazing and normal! And where were Rihanna and Adele??? I'm surprised Beyoncé didn't make an appearance.

  • ThottyPippen

    I've outgrown MTV Awards and I'm so thankful. Now Soul Train Awards has been good.

  • Dowoop

    I didnt watch the show but when i heard about it I thought it was funny. Alot of us have thought it we just havent said it.

  • NicoleZee

    I don't get that either. He works with Black artists, but he's not Black. Confusing. He's annoying as f*ck and can't even use proper English. It's NOT we the best, it's we're the best or we are the best. Damn!

  • NicoleZee

    Don't no man take a baby everywhere unless he's trying to get attention. That baby should have been at home, not paraded around like that. Didn't Dr. Oz tell Khaled to lose weight??? He needs to focus on his health if he wants to see his child grow up. Obesity is very unhealthy.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That was a funny piece by Katy Perry.
    DJ Khaled treats his son like a prop, taking him everywhere like a girl carrying her barbie doll.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Katy's baby looks more human than that ventriloquist dummy that Khaled always lugs around, like an old backpack.

    And Khaled's baby has a scary, fat, old-man face.

    And what's up with that angry face Khaled made? LOL. Khaled, sweetie, sit your fat ass down some damn where because YOU AIN'T HARD!!! LOL.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Not really her fault. She doesn't write her own material... She had bad material to work with. MTV should have hired better writers.

  • Pamela

    I'm in South Africa. The plan I'm on is limited. I guess I need to move permanently to the US just so I can receive unlimited data on my Smartphone.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Ion know half these people....and I'm glad!

  • my view

    This man loves his son and it's HIS SON so if he wants to show him off every second that's his business...

  • freelancepimp .

    I am going to say DJ Khaled had mad exposure before the child.

  • lil goodie

    Especially when they do the ole skool throwback performances At the end!!!!! Be in my living room like it's a club.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    BET awards was pretty good last time too. That New Edition tribute was one of the best I've seen in a while.

  • Browneyes

    I repeat, I will not starve myself to get Teyana Taylor's abs.

  • ThottyPippen

    YESSSS....their awards have consistently been good for a few years. They have good performances and the throwbacks are always my fave.

  • ThottyPippen

    BET awards doesn't get it's credit. They're always getting shyted on, but MTV is and has been dull trash for awhile. The last couple of years BET awards have been pretty solid.

  • Lisa daniels

    She must have forgot that Khalid is an Arab, and they do not like smart mouth women. She but stay her ass out of Dubai.

  • Lisa daniels

    At least he ain't an absentee father. The kids might be luggage but he is there with him

  • Quitedeliteful

    Everybody is saying it's a joke but if this was done to them and their child it would be a totally different story. It's always funny when the shade is directed to someone else...

  • Lisa daniels

    Exactly

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    PPA: And Khaled's baby has a scary, fat, old-man face.
    Whyyyyyyyyyy on a Monday of all days????

  • Sid

    I just did I purposely got up to 190 lbs. Than I shred it own to 175. Intermental fasting with make the weight fall off you.

  • Lisa daniels

    She do

  • Lisa daniels

    Like you? ??

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    They still seem to have too many technical glitches though, so I can see why people would get annoyed with them for that..But musically, it's not even close. They're way better than the MTV awards.

  • ThottyPippen

    Yep, production wise, MTV is way ahead. Musically, MTV is lacking. Except for last year when they had Rih, Bey, Kanye's video..etc.

  • NicoleZee

    Most of the artists featured on MTV and BET make shitty music. There are only a few that can actually sing and perform well. I don't get all the hype with this Kendrick Lamar dude and how in the hell did Cardi B even get into the MTV Awards??? The f*ck???

  • NicoleZee

    Isn't fasting starving yourself on purpose??? With weight loss, I thought it was best NOT to skip meals but to just eat healthier meals and snacks??! Time to watch Dr. Oz, he gives great health advice, plus he's cute :)!

  • joel adams

    I get tired of seeing that lil dude. He get more exposure than kim k boobs

  • NicoleZee

    Muscles don't look good on women, just my opinion. That's why I don't want to jog with weights, I like my curves. Not trying to look like either of the Williams sisters or some steroid obsessed freak. I love muscles on men though when they look normal :).

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • joel adams

    That baby do got the face of a senior citizen lol

  • NicoleZee

    He''s an attention seeker. Plus, he either has some serious self-esteem issues or they are overprotective of the baby. I take my baby most places too if my mom can't watch him. You cannot trust people with your child. It's best to let the grandparents care for them if possible, only if the grandparents are sane and will keep the child safe.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I try to read your font with a straight face but I'm never successful. Why must you cut up so much? ?

  • NicoleZee

    DJ. Khaled is annoying. Their baby is so cute though. I love how the baby's mom always looks like a lady and not some plastic piece of shit like half the women today.

  • Renee26

    Intermental fasting?? What does this entail??

  • NicoleZee

    Auntie Sandra, forget DJ Khaled, let's put some shine on his wife or girlfriend. Is he married to his son's mom??? She always dresses like a lady and looks normal. I love seeing women with their real hair and body parts!

  • Renee26

    Angry granddaddy baby huh?? Lol

  • NicoleZee

    Their baby is cute, so I could never get tired of seeing an adorable child. However, I think Khaled is using the child to get more attention. I don't think it's right to talk about a child's looks. Some kids just look "different" as I like to say. They are still developing so you never know how they will look once they become adults. But in this case, I think Asahd is a handsome little boy, reminds me of my son a little bit.

  • Sid

    I did it because I wanted to keep my hips and thighs and to gain muscle. I would not eat from 8pm till 12pm the next day. During the period of time that I can eat I can whatever I wanted to eat. You can drink liquids during fasting so I would drink a whey protein shake. But discipline is so important because it's not easy. Best shredding I have ever did. Way better than 6 healthy meals a day because I work 2 jobs. It depends what works for you also.

  • Sid

    No not really its just whenever you decide to break your fast. That's why it's called breakfast(break-fast).

  • Shawty

    I think its cool that he takes his son everywhere and puts him in the spot light as well. For once we see a dad that is NOT a dead beat. Give praise where it is due. He appears to be a great dad. Big ups to DJ Khalid!!!

  • Coy little wink

    Did we watch the same thing...I thought Khaled was in on the joke...his outrage was fake to me ?

    The spit and poop was more realistic than the baby ?

  • You Could Never

    DJ Khaled is appropriating? *takes a seat to understand how a brown man from NOLA...home of jazz which is all music... is stealing*

  • Shawty

    You have to admit thou....she doesn't look too masculine. She looks fit but still sexy with it.

  • Marlika

    Phuck Dj khaled. Fat ass culture vulture!!??

  • Karen Brady

    Well damn.

  • Karen Brady

    of course he was.

  • Kanyade

    Teyana and her family are some good looking peoples. Their little girl is just so cute. Teyana is channeling Janet in her outfit. I like Mel B's dress. I'm unfamiliar with a lot of these people/artists.

  • Renee26

    I can do that! Yes, I'm going to try it. I recently lost 26 pounds by reducing calories and increasing my cardio...left me with no butt and deflated tits so I gained 5lbs back to get some rump and tata's back....now I just want to tone

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    ...lesigh...Cardi..chile yo titty implants post to sit IN the cups of the dress..not hoover above it.. who let you roll like that..a few extra dollars to tailor it jeeesh...

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Thats what we doin lil Mamma..walkin round with the rest of that tumble weave in the cage..I guess its good to have some for emergency..

  • IntroSpective

    I love intermittent fasting. I live by it!

  • You Could Never

    We appropriated them first. The Arabs. All the way back to Egyptian Lover. Stealing their sitar music (Swizz Beats comes immed. to mind for having sitar's in his beats.) Eric B. and Rakim. Truth Hurts. Timbaland. Jay-Z. Whole entire song of people chanting Arabic sayings etc in Arab Money. So we started it. Circa 1983.

  • Jennifer

    Teyanna is gorgoeus. Not cutcut

  • imright

    MTV sucks now...has for the last 10+ years !! cant wait to see how they revamp TRL

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Khlad isn't black though. He arab... I don't care about that Overweight DJ and his arab baby lol

  • Indies beauty

    Teyanas on the red carpet like...."I like cornbread and collard ggreens" she's up there with her family ccasually slaying

  • SumthinSweeter

    LOL!

  • Urbn distinction

    I thought Katy's fake baby was the most interesting thing of the whole show actually..since the performances were lackluster.

  • kekeb

    But he ain't blaaaack soooo. . . Is his BM black?? Why black people so mad?

  • Karen Brady

    Why is your second sentence so funny to me?? lol. Same here tho.

  • kekeb

    Bwwaahhhhhhh

  • Peter Piper ATL

    That baby looks like something from a scary movie

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I can't even help myself hun

  • Peter Piper ATL

    LOL

  • Peter Piper ATL

    And the way they dress him is so creepy

  • Peter Piper ATL

    One of those shoulder bags that you can put your laptop in

  • Peter Piper ATL

    One more thing. Look at Khaled's baby in pics where he's wearing tacky and awful pint sized suits.

    I mean, only a sick man would dress his child like a miniature funeral director.

  • Karen Brady

    Please stop making me chuckle. I don't want to but you're forcing me. Now leave that funny looking baby alone.

  • Karen Brady

    Can ya'll please stop? Got me chuckling on the low.

  • Karen Brady

    bwahahahahahahahaha

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Sid

    lol my friend is a personal trainer and she put me on. I started spreading the word and everyone that has tried it loves it.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    My sentiments exactly...

  • joel adams

    That lil boy look like the penguin mini me from batman returns. What's khaled tryna do? Get lil dude a Gerber commercial contract? If they aint called his hungry hippo ass by now....
    Didnt he kill a ? from straddling it for a video shoot?

  • joel adams

    That baby look like that creepy puppet that rides around on a tricycle...whats the name of that movie?

  • joel adams

    I always thought khaled was a pour da reefa. His wife look like she just left a sweet 16 party in the slumbs of mehico and climbed ovr the wall

  • Luv Pitties

    Well Nicole is quite smart at the mouth with him

  • NIA

    She sucked! And DJ Kurd is a culture stealer and doubles his money in DUBAI .... sorry but that baby is not CUTE Two ugly ppl should be making pretty babies ummmmm.

  • Lisa daniels

    Who is Nicole?

  • Luv Pitties

    DJ Khaled baby mama/wife

  • Lisa daniels

    Well she allowed. She let his big fat must ass climb on top of and she push out his kid. I be cussing his ass out too. Mofo probably smell like ?.

  • Luv Pitties

    Lol, she probably only lets him climb in top of her in the cold months?

  • Lisa daniels

    And it's only for 2 mins because his she get tired of hearing him shout his anthems at her.

  • NicoleZee

    That's not nice Mr. Peter! Asahd is actually cute. I don't like to speak ill of children. My first and only child came out beautiful, but I believe in karma. If I have another one, I wouldn't want my next child to come out looking "different" because I said something mean about a baby, but no need here, Asahd is adorable as apple pie even if some disagree!

  • Luv Pitties

    He also probably tries to Snapchat it and when he's done he shouts "We da best."

  • Lisa daniels

    With drool and slap coming out down his mouth?

  • Queen B

    Saw?! Lol

  • T3

    I love sequins! So I like the front of Mel B's sparkly get up!

  • Jussjess25

    ???????

  • Jussjess25

    Tt and her family are goals.. her glow up is crazy I love them

  • Luvn_it

    Even her delivery sucked there's been plenty of people who have had hosting jobs were the material that was written was bad. But they made the show good or half decent by adding spice to it personality. Took what they were given and found away to make it work. She did none of that. No excuses sorry I know you've heard the saying sometime you have to learn to work with what you got.

  • ?Royalty?

    I'll never understand how people say Teyana is unattractive. That woman is beautiful. ??

  • Nikki

    It was a joke.... people get offended way to easily

  • Michelle

    Arabs love their kids. They are very tribal unlike alot of Americans who feel families are disposable. Katy needs a lesson in culture.

  • Scorpiess

    Where is the enjoyment in watching (predominately) white girls lip sync to an Autotuned track? No one has time for this 'white noise'. Take away the talent i.e., black girls, then bye bye live music events and entertainment events. White girls can't sing live, hold a tune or dance.

    Miss me with Adele's fake ass too.

    ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    White noise ???

  • Boogie79

    Exactly, cause he dang sure doesn't mind other people holding him or being in his face. Lil Asahd breathing in all kinds of toxins being around all these high entertainers.

  • ShWa

    He should have gave her some choice words, that show was trash.

  • ShWa

    Tianna Taylor slaying, her body is sick!

  • Dowoop

    Thats nice but still no pity over here. Also since you clearly missed the point - I said people pick and choose who they want to bash for cultural appropriation. No where did i say i didnt pity him because of cultural appropriation. I didnt pity him because it was a joke and yes i found the joke funny

  • Guess Who

    ...BLACK twitter was upset at this white woman mocking a fat arab and his brat? WOW..I guess folks need to chose they battles and who they're...."mad for".

    WTF? LMAO. Fuk em both.

    BOTH are cultural appropriators. I say let them fight in the games. Dual to the death, rocking cornrows and gold teeth. The one who got them hands and/or the most creative ebonic laced slangs win.

  • SexyScorpio

    I thought it was funny!!! I am not a fan of either. The baby aight by me though. (The fake one) ???

  • sunni_daze

    I didn't watch but if it was anything like that TRASH album, nothing was missed. And what's wrong with loving your child since when does that mean you have self esteem issues.

  • Mojo2

    Wouldn't wast my time watching MTV award show! Now down to "IMO": can't stand that non-singing Kate Perry. It's always been more about her big tits than the music. She's a, "A List Nasty Idiot " In the photo above DJ Khaled is so big that his (real) baby looks like a doll too!! Lmao. He needs to make more babies and soon! I'm sure he's got love enough for more. God forbid something happens to his little mini-me! Nothing wrong with a man loving his kids, so F you Katy!
    To me DJ Khaled kid looks like a "little person"
    Everybody cultural appropriators; so miss me with that BS.!!! I'll end with: Thank god for the audience, without them the celebrities would be nothing, and living next door to us all. SMDH.

  • NovemberFling

    True. My sister's dad once called my mother a black bitch. Yet he couldn't get enough of that black bitch. ?

  • Ni Ni

    Yes ma'am....loved that scene ?

  • PlayerP

    Fr doe!

  • Disqus_year4016

    Thank God I didn't watch it. Iman daughter head need to get off her dad nuts.

  • Aunt Cookie

    Trying to figure out why the Author of this article thought to say he has "Self Esteem" issues for having his baby with him a lot? Funny thing is, if you never seen the man with his child, you'd probably accuse him of being a dead beat dad... You can't win with folks nowadays. And F*K KP, ole non singing, big titty bish...get a man so you can get you some kids...heffa