Sisqó's 'Thong Song' trends after MTV replays 2000 Video Music Awards, fans say 'what a time to be alive'
MTV is giving viewers a heavy dose of nostalgia by airing the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards on Friday, June 26. Without any warning, MTV dropped the surprise broadcast and fans are going wild on Twitter. Aired live on September 7, 2000, the show was hosted by Marlon and Shawn Wayans at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and it saw a gathering of some of the world's biggest entertainers. Audiences may not have realized how significant the event was back then, but they got to see music celebrities at some of the biggest turning points or prime points in their careers.
Do you remember the iconic 'Oops!...I Did It Again' performance by Britney Spears? At the time, it was noted as one of VMA's most controversial performances, due to the skin-colored clothing Spears wore in her performance. What about NSYNC firing up the stage with their hit 'Bye Bye Bye'? This was just two years before Justin Timberlake dove into a super successful solo career. This was also the time when Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst joined Christina Aguilera onstage as a surprise guest during her performance of 'Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)'. Before her untimely death just a year later, the 2000 VMAs was Aaliyah's last appearance at the ceremony. Her smash hit 'Try Again' earned her 'Best Female Video' and 'Best Video from a Film' awards that night.
On Twitter, the 2000 VMA re-run has fans pouring out their favorite highlights and memories of the legendary awards show. "I was alerted that MTV is currently airing the 2000 VMAs and turned it on to be blessed by Sisqo performing the Thong Song, what a time to be alive" wrote a fan. Sisqó's 2000 performance has also caused a surge of tweets and he is trending on the social media platform. One fan said, "Real s**t...I want to be as passionate about anything as Sisqo was on thong song. He sang like the cure for cancer was on the line," while another wrote, "Sisqo gave us the same verse THREE DIFFERENT TIMES on the Thong Song and each time was great #2000vmas #FridayFeeling." One fan said, "Sisqo is trending & Im here for it. My 11 yr old a** had no business knowing the lyrics to Thong Song."
The R&B singer's 'Thong Song' was released on February 15, 2000 as the second single from Sisqó's 1999 solo debut studio album 'Unleash the Dragon'. Apart from grabbing the world's attention with its lyrics, the song garnered four Grammy nominations and numerous other awards. It also peaked at number one on the Billboard Rhythmic top 40 chart and number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
Other reactions to the 2000 VMA include, "She was the Princess of Pop for a reason. Britney Spears 2000 #VMAS Oops I Did It Again. Thanks @MTV for the nostalgia," and, "Eminem earned the Best Video win at the 2000 #VMAs. Of the nominated videos, “The Real Slim Shady” has stood the test of time. However, the other videos nominated were also good," and "2000 VMAs gave us Britney, Christina, Janet, Whitney, Destiny’s Child, Aaliyah, Lil Kim, and fine ass D’Angelo...An era most pleasing to me."
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