In case you didn’t hear, the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards were a hell of a show, with performances from the likes of Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino and Iggy Azalea. In case you weren’t at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival for the show — or weren’t able to catch it on replay during Sunday night’s “mtvU Woodie Awards Special” on MTV — here’s the most outrageous moments that went down.
Lil Wayne’s Show-Opening Freestyle
Lil Wayne got things off to a legendary start, kicking off with the opening lines of his 2008 estandout track “A Milli,” then busted into an impromptu freestyle insisting “I’m the one the tiger better have his eye on.” “My name is Lil Wayne,” he told the crowd, as if an introduction was necessary.”Welcome to the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards. Make some noise.” And indeed they did.
Iggy Azalea Left Everyone ’Clueless’
Her Woodie-nominated clip for “Fancy” was an ode to the 1995 high-school classic, and she brought that “as if” attitude and oh-so-fetch wardrobe onstage to perform the track with Charli XCX. She and her backup dancers channeled Cher and Dionne in their sexy-schoolgirl garb – Azalea donning yellow-and-black plaid barely-there bottom and a sassy pair of knee-highs.
— Sandra Mojarro ✝ (@princess_sm08) March
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And not only was it stylish, fans at home and in the audience decided she “slayed it.”
Vic Mensa’s Epic Stage Dive
While viewers at home weren’t lucky enough to catch it, the Woodies audience couldn’t stop talking about Chicago-based rapper Vic Mensa’s performance. And it wasn’t just his bars that had the audience proclaiming he “murdered” the stage — but also one epic stage dive to close out his set.
— Weston Wolf (@weswolf14) March 13, 2014
Childish Gambino Makes A Glowing Entrance
On top of the fact that he definitely knows what to do a mic, Childish Gambino used the Woodies to remind us that he knows how to make one hell of an entrance. The Because the Internet MC approached the stage from the throes of the audience, singing the opening lines of “3005” covered in Christmas lights, and was later joined full brass band (equally glowing) as he neared the stage.
— Joshua Fitzgerald (@fitzgerald_josh) March 17, 2014
Childish Gambino was the highlight of the Woodies
— Trill Osby (@GiovanniJohn1) March 17, 2014
And it didn’t stop there: The MC followed up his epic entrance with an equally epic performance, one many considered the best show of the night.