Much anticipation surrounded the VMAs in the last few weeks; it was Britney’s big comeback, Rihanna’s Video Vanguard award night and the news Taylor Swift wouldn’t be attending. The event held at Madison Square Garden brought all that and more.
Check below for the full list of winners and the red carpet fashion.
Vanessa Friedman of the New York Times said the MTV VMAs night was dubbed ‘a declaration of freedom from the fashion police.’ It really did seem that way. Kimye wore what some called a barely showered look, Laura Perlongo (Nev Schulman’s wife) displayed her baby bump with just an open jacket, Beyoncé appeared on the carpet like an angel, her daughter, Blue Ivy, like a princess in a $11000 dress with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Nicki Minaj donned a very classy cutout gown. Equally as stunning, the men of the VMAs wore THE outfits of all outfits with Jaden Smith leading the way. Star of The Formation World Tour, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, made a political statement bringing along the mothers of four black men who have been wrongfully murdered in the US. Her stance on the matter has been dominant thorughout her tour and indeed her career so it was inevitable she would further highlight the ongoing matter at the awards.
There wasn’t much of a surprise as regards the award winners. Of course, Beyoncé took home the most gongs/moon men; 8 in total. Other nominees who received a VMA for 2016 included Calvin Harris who accepted his awards via video link, Rihanna, Drake (declaring his love for RiRi in the process) and Coldplay. Full list below.