Jessie J’s VMA Backstage Interview: An MTV Style Exclusive!

Jessie J talks about VMA performance style.
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As a seasoned journalist there are few things that merit a raised brow. I mean, what haven’t I seen in the course of a decade-long career, right? SIKE! OMGAWG I still get sooooo excited all the time like JUST TODAY when I had the pleasure of interviewing British bombshell and VMA house performer Jessie J backstage at her rehearsal. FIRST OF ALL, her complexion is FLAWLESS, her custom Jenny Longworth-painted nails are patterned AND different colors (nope, they are NOT stick-ons) and her enviably eensy waistline looks even more awesome IRL in a bold Horace jumpsuit.

The crazy thing is, despite monstrous hits in this past summer’s “Price Tag,” and having co-written chart-blasting singles like Miley Cyrus’s “Party In The U.S.A.” Jessie, is so chill and regular. She has this habit of being honest and charming despite wearing a cast on her broken leg. Girl’s smacks of aplomb. FOR DAYS.

Perched daintily and good-naturedly atop some rando crates, Jessie and I discussed everything from whether or not she sweats like a swamp beast under her signature blunt bangs, her glinting gold Doctor Marten boot, how many outfit changes to expect on the Big Night, her LOVE of Moschino jewelry (vintage, naturally), and what’s a performance outfit no-no (psssst… hint: somethingsomething “tit tape”). Plus, how to avoid looking like “a sack of potatoes” and every-lady-in-skintight-clothing’s favorite secret weapon–SPANX. Luh. Her.


VMA Style with Jessie J

Watch the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards live from Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and Catch the live preshow at 8 p.m. ET/PT and cast your votes for Best New Artist up until the show airs!

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