As far as we know, Kim Kardashian can't hold a tune, but that was clearly not a concern when MTV invited her to present at this year's Video Music Awards. The star was introduced as "Kim Kardashian West," and she emerged from the distance looking like she was wearing some kind of strategically sliced flag. The graphics on her Balmain dress were harsh, the neckline plunged right down to the ground, and -- well, when she opened her mouth, what was she actually saying? It was hard to tell because the audience was either too busy booing or cheering for her to actually hear her clearly.

The crowd pretty much erupted the moment Kim stepped up to the podium to introduce her "friend" Sam Smith, who performed "Stay With Me." It was hard to tell whether they were thrilled to see Kim or if they were less than pleased that she had made her way onto the stage. You may remember her husband, Kanye West, ruined poor Taylor Swift's big moment at the 2009 awards by interrupting her acceptance speech for Best Female Video. He was then booed -- and rightfully so.

While I doubt Kim is paying for something Kanye did, she seemed a little lost up there and the dress didn't help her case.

It was, however, pretty entertaining to watch Kendall Jenner crack up when, just a little while later, Jay Pharoah was introduced as West and did a pretty spot-on impression of the singer. "We named North after an airline that doesn't exist" was just one quote that sent Kim, Kylie, but especially Kendall into a giggling fit.

What did you think of Kim's dress and appearance at the VMAs?

 

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