On September 6, 2012, I tweeted this....today, August 27, 2017 I will be taking the VMA stage with my girls....can't describe my emotions!!! It's hard for me to not breakdown in tears as I read this....thank you to GOD for this opportunity....it's something I've dreamed of for so long....my cup of joy & gratitude is overflowing....I want to encourage everyone out there to KEEP DREAMING. Work hard. Follow your heart! Dreams do come true! Always believe. I am taking every millisecond in today. And will leave my heart on that stage tonight, more than I ever have 💛
In addition to bringing lesser-known artists into view, MTV was instrumental in adding to the booming eighties dance wave. Videos' budgets increased, and artists began to add fully choreographed dance sections. Michael Jackson 's music became synonymous with dance. In addition to learning the lyrics, fans also learned his choreography so they could dance along. Madonna capitalized on dance in her videos, using classically trained jazz and break-dancers. Along with extensive costuming and make-up, Duran Duran used tribal elements, pulled from Dunham technique, in " The Wild Boys ", and Kate Bush used a modern dance duet in " Running Up That Hill ". MTV brought more than music into public view, it added to the ever-growing resurgence of dance in the early 1980s that has carried through to today.