MTV Announces Video Music Awards Nominees, Snubs Rick Ross

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Like the History Channel, MTV is lying about itself. Despite their respective names, programming is anything but historical or musical.

For example, Teen Mom and Snooki and JWoww are reality-ish shows, and they're light-years away from MTV's traditional business model built around a 24-hour music format.

Today, music videos are virtually non-existent during peak viewing hours. But still, MTV continues to pay homage with its annual Video Music Awards.

Earlier today, the network announced its nominees for the 29th VMAs. But with the exception of about three acts, it's an arbitrary list of highly marketable pop stars who film over-the-top videos in an effort to supplement grossly overproduced music.

Oh, and The Bawse got snubbed too. Check out the complete list after the cut.

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Rihanna, "We Found Love"
Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"
Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
Usher, "Climax"

Best Female Video
Rihanna, "We Found Love"
Katy Perry, "Part of Me"
Beyoncé, "Love on Top"
Nicki Minaj, "Starships"
Selena Gomez & The Scene, "Love You Like a Love Song"

Best Pop Video
One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, "We Are Young"
Rihanna, "We Found Love"
Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, "Payphone"

Best Rock Video
Coldplay, "Paradise"
The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"
Linkin Park, "BURN IT DOWN"
Jack White, "Sixteen Saltines"
Imagine Dragons, "It's Time"

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V.j. Oz
V.j. Oz

the stage and visuals are usually pretty amazing, the performances are usually a total goof

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