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Who Should Win the 2012 MTV Video of the Year VMA? – Readers Poll

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The 2012 MTV Video Music Award nominations have been officially announced, with the show set to take place on Sept. 6 in Los Angeles. Drake and Rihanna lead with the most overall nominations, with a Video of the Year nod for their ‘Take Care’ video, while Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ clip is also nominated in the same category. Katy Perry, Gotye and M.I.A. are also in the running for the Video of the Year award, but who do you think should take home the prestigious moon man trophy?

As we said before, Drake and Rihanna are in the running for the Video of the Year award for their ‘Take Care‘ video, which was directed by Yoann Lemoine, the man behind Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born to Die’ clip. The ‘Take Care’ video was called “minimal” and “mellow” by Lemoine, while Drake said, “It’s [a] very artistic very abstract video – something that I wasn’t used to,” of the stark, yet captivating video.

Meanwhile, Rihanna is also nominated for her ‘We Found Love‘ video, shot in Ireland and directed by frequent collaborator Melina Matsoukas (who also directed the clips for ‘Rude Boy,’ ‘You Da One,’ and ‘S&M’). The video tells the tale of two young adults madly in love, but their romace is sabotaged by drugs, alcohol and intense fights. It’s almost like a mini-movie and definitely deserves a nod for the Video of the Year.

Katy Perry’s fantasy-inspired ‘Wide Awake‘ clip is also nominated, in which the songstress gets lost in a fairytale world of not-so-sweet dreams with a younger version of herself. Gotye’s powerful ‘Somebody That I Used to Know‘ video is also nominated, in which he and Kimbra appear completely nude save for their camouflaged body paint. And closing out the nominations is M.I.A., whose completely bada– ‘Bad Girls‘ clip, where she and a bunch of fashionable, opulent, balaclava-wearing women ride in glow-in-the-dark cars and drag race through the desert.

Who should take the 2012 VMA for Video of the Year? Click through the links to watch the nominated videos and cast your vote below. And stay tuned with PopCrush on Sept. 6 for complete coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards!

Next: See the Full List of 2012 MTV VMA Nominations

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