Ferrell, Rogen and Black appear as ‘Beastie Boys’ at VMAs
Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Seth Rogen briefly appeared as “The Beastie Boys of the Future” at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. The trio (with Rogen stepping into the “Future Mike D” role, having played the ‘Past’ version in the Make Some Noise video) appeared to present the Best Hip-Hop Video award. Before presenting the award (to winner Nicki Minaj), the trio engaged in a dance-off with hip-hop collective Odd Future.
Ferrell, Black and Rogen’s Beastie Boys video “Make Some Noise” lost Video of the Year to Mrs. Russell Brand, Katy Perry, for “Firework.” Former VMA host Russell Brand also appeared, giving a personal eulogy for his deceased friend Amy Winehouse, before introducing a tribute to the fallen singer.
Brand’s Get Him to the Greek co-star Jonah Hill appeared alongside Nicki Minaj to present Best Pop Video. Hill used a comedic bit to address bloggers questioning whether his recent weight loss will affect his ability to be funny.
Paul Rudd appeared in a humorous bit with rapper Rick Ross about the two being confused for each other, before introducing a performance by Pitbull and Ne-Yo.
Meanwhile, Jack Black’s good friend and frequent Tenacious D collaborator Dave Grohl (both of whom will appear in November’s The Muppets!) won Best Rock Video for the Foo Fighters’ “Walk.”