On August 20, in New York, one of the most important music awards was held – the MTV Video Music Awards. Anniversary, the 35th in a row, the ceremony was held in Radio City Music Hall. SPLETNIK.RU tells how the show went and who received the treasured figurines.
On the rug, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Kylie Jenner (she came to support her beloved Travis Scott), Nicky Minage, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, who did not hide their feelings and passionately kissed dozens of photographers, Cardie Bee, became a mom back, Amber Rose, Teiana Taylor, Carly Kloss, Millie Bobby Brown, Rita Ora and many others.
This year, MTV decided to abandon the host, so the statuettes were handed to the winners by several artists: DJ Khaled, G-Easy, Lenny Kravitz, Blake Lively, Millie Bobby Brown, Backstreet Boys and many others.
Cardy Bee appeared on stage with a blanket in her hands. Fans of the singer already thought that she had no one to leave her month-old daughter Kalcher, so she came with her to the ceremony, but it turned out that in her hands the star gently held the statuette – the main prize of the award.
Jennifer Lopez appeared on VMA with her fiancé Alex Rodriguez, who did not take his eyes off the lover and filmed her performance on the phone.
The singer first performed her hit Waiting for Tonight, then On the Floor – the scene was highlighted by neon lights, fireworks were lit, and the audience could not stand and rushed from their seats. When the song All I Have played, the stage turned into a winter wonderland, and the singer herself threw a fur coat on her shoulders. For the performance of the last composition, Jay Law was joined by Ja Rule.
Madonna, having stepped on the stage, decided to pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who disappeared last week.
Aretha Louise Franklin changed the course of my life. I left my native Detroit when I was 18, with 35 dollars in my pocket. I had a dream to become a professional dancer. After years of struggle and searching for myself, I decided to go for an audition. Then I sang the song from the album Lady Soul. Her songs made me feel like a real woman. A few weeks later one of the producers told me that I was not suitable for this work, but he saw in me the potential and wants to bring me to Paris to meet the famous producer Giorgio Moroder. However, after spending time in the French capital, I wanted to write my own songs instead of singing strangers. None of this would have happened without a woman who still lives in my heart. She took me to where I am today, and I know that today she has influenced so many people in this world. Long live the queen!
Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, who play the leading roles in the film “A simple request,” took to the stage to tell about the picture. Actresses were awarded the award for best pop video Ariana Grande. She thanked all her fans and family members and separately said thank you to her fiance Pete Davidson.
American rapper Logic and singer Ryan Tedder not only performed their hit One Day, but also protested the migration policy of Donald Trump. The performers brought to the scene dozens of immigrant children with candles in their hands. They were wearing T-shirts with the inscription “We are all people” (Logic himself chose a T-shirt with the saying slogan “F ** k the wall”). Later they were joined by their parents.