City of Inglewood celebrates the success of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

mtv awards at the forumMTV held their annual Video Music Awards in the City of Inglewood.  The Fabulous Forum had every major entertainer in attendance and they show went off without a hitch.  Although residents were unable to use the parking lot for daily walks, while preparations were under way, the end result was well worth it.  Maroon 5 had a stage setup in the parking lot and the red carpet photos were off the chain.  Celebrities included Beyonce, Usher, Kim Kardashian West and Miley Cyrus.

Inglewood Mayor James Butts, was present on-site and even attended police briefings to ensure the safety of the guests.  When asked what was his best photo he posed for, his reply was with Inglewood resident and Forum employee Stephen Russell.

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“Stephen is exactly what I envisioned when the Forum reopened,” said Mayor Butts. “Inglewood residents working in Inglewood. To me, Stephen and his colleagues were the real celebrities at the VMAs.”

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Team Lou – Lou Williams, Damien Dante Wayans, Paloma Ford, Carol Rodriguez, Wesley Jonathan, Slim Steve (photo credit: Iron Global)

Usher kicked off the weekend festivities with a celebrity charity kickball game which benefited his New Look Foundation and the Lou Williams Foundation.  The game was held at the baseball diamond adjacent to IUSD’s district office located at 401 S. Inglewood Ave. and drew a crowd of athletes and entertainers, including NBA All Star/Toronto Raptor Lou Williams; actor Damien Dante Wayans; TV personality Kendra G of the Keke Palmer Show; USA Olympian Carol Rodriguez; DJ Era of Atlanta and more.


Photo credit: Iron Global

In Mayor Butts words, “Inglewood is definitely on the rise. Watch us continue to grow.”

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