It was a night of milestones for MTV.
At the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 28, several artists broke barriers and deservedly made history on Moonman.
Picking up the award in the Best Latin category, Anita he became the first Brazilian artist in history to win an award at the VMAs. In her emotional acceptance speech, the “Wrap” singer said she didn’t expect the honor before reflecting on the meaning of the moment.
“I just want to say, for those who don’t know this, tonight, the story, Brazil’s first time here,” he told the audience shortly after performing. “This is the first time my country has received such an award, and I want to thank my family and friends.”
The 29-year-old continued: “And tonight I performed here a rhythm that for many years in my country was considered a crime. I was born and raised in the ghetto of Brazil, and for whoever was born there, we would never do it.” I think this was possible. So thank you very much.”