The MTV VMAs are known for creating pop culture moments every year, when celebrities show up, show off and give us memories that last forever. Without fail, this year’s MTV VMAs were no exception and thanks to A-list names like Nicki Minaj, Lil Nas X and Lizzo, there were enough impressive moments to go around.
Before the show Even started, Lil Nas X did what he does best: absolutely shut down the red carpet with a jaw-dropping look. This time, he managed to up the ante once again, as he appeared in a black two-piece ensemble made of hair, complete with a full skirt and matching headpiece. Underneath, he kept things a little simpler with skinny black leather pants and boots. However, that was just the beginning because during the show he made a quick outfit change to a floor-length dress with big cutouts.
Co-host Jack Harlow opened the show by performing his summer hit ‘First Class’, however it was his surprise guest that instantly went viral. While his song samples Fergie’s 2006 hit ‘Glamorous’, the crowd loved that Jack brought Fergie along to play it with him.
When it was announced that she would pull double duty this year as co-host and Video Vanguard Award winner at the 2022 MTV VMAs, fans knew that Nicki Minaj would somehow find a way to create a viral moment.
During her career-spanning 15-minute performance, Nicki had the Barbz in a frenzy and the celebrities in attendance on their feet. Once she finished taking the stage, she gave a heartfelt speech thanking her fans and musical inspirations, including Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.
Then Lizzo’s time has come! After accepting her MTV VMA award for Best Video For Good, Lizzo used the last part of her speech to indirectly address unnecessary and unprovoked comments from ’90s comedian Aries Spears. After Aries was completely swept up online for the past few days, Lizzo made it clear that she doesn’t need to clap because, “Bitch, I’m winning!”
Overall, the night was filled with a winning combination of music, style, and statements in one of the biggest nights in the industry.