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Green Day dedicate American Idiot to Trump at MTV EMAs

By | Published on Monday 7 November 2016

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The MTV European Music Awards took place yesterday in Rotterdam. These are the MTV awards that take place in Europe, rather than specifically recognising European music, which is why mainly Americans win stuff.

Very little of note happened, although Green Day closed the show after picking up their Global Icon award by performing ‘American Idiot’, which they dedicated to Donald Trump.

Trump, of course, has been busy telling anyone who’ll listen of late that he doesn’t need celebrity endorsements – directing this mainly at Jay-Z and Beyonce, who joined Hillary Clinton on stage at a rally over the weekend. I’m sure he’d pass on a little of that bile to Green Day as well though, there’s plenty to go around. Maybe he can imprison them all in the same cell when he becomes president.

Back at the EMAs, this year’s trophies were coloured purple in tribute to Prince, and three of said trophies were taken home by Justin Bieber. Little Mix won Best UK & Ireland Act for the second year running. And Lady Gaga won an award that was sponsored by Listerine. That’s the whole thing pretty much covered.

Here’s a list of all the winners, except the country-specific ones, because who has time?

Best Song: Justin Bieber – Sorry
Best Video: The Weeknd feat Daft Punk – Starboy
Best World Stage: Martin Garrix – Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)

Best Female: Lady Gaga
Best Male: Shawn Mendes
Best New: Zara Larsson
Best Live: Twenty One Pilots
Biggest Fans: Justin Bieber
Best Look: Lady Gaga

Best Pop: Fifth Harmony
Best Rock: Coldplay
Best Alternative: Twenty One Pilots
Best Hip Hop: Drake
Best Electronic: Martin Garrix
Best Push: DNCE

Global Icon Award: Green Day

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