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Lil Nas X takes house high prize and extra highlights

The MTV VMAs returned to Brooklyn with performances by a number of the greatest stars each previous and new, with Lil Nas X taking house the highest prize of Video of the 12 months. Justin Bieber and Olivia Rodrigo have been the opposite large winners of the evening. 

“First I wanna say thanks to the homosexual agenda,” Lil Nas X shouted throughout his acceptance speech. “Let’s go homosexual agenda!”

Lil Nas X additionally had a standout efficiency, adopting a marching band motif for “Business Child” earlier than segueing into “Montero: Name Me By Your Identify.”  

Doja Cat hosted and carried out “Been Like This” and “You Proper,” flying across the stage held up by wires in an aerial act.

To have fun MTV’s fortieth anniversary, there have been callbacks to the early days, with the enduring “Video Killed the Radio Star” — the primary music video MTV ever confirmed — enjoying over the closing credit. Madonna opened the present with a voiceover about her arrival in New York Metropolis and the start of MTV. “That is why there’s just one place to be tonight,” she mentioned.

“They usually say we would not final, however we’re nonetheless right here motherf***ers,” she mentioned on stage. 

Justin Bieber and The Child Laori took the stage to carry out, adopted by Rodrigo, who then gained Finest New Artist.

Cyndi Lauper, who reminded the gang that she gained a Moon Individual on the very first VMAs, mentioned “women nonetheless wish to have enjoyable, however we additionally wish to have funds, equal pay and management over our our bodies — , elementary rights.” 

The Foo Fighters gained the World Icon Award, with Dave Grohl reminiscing on 26 years as a band. “Here is to a different 26 years,” Grohl mentioned.

Alicia Keys carried out “Lala” with Swae Lee, after which honored the situation with a number of bars of “Empire State of Thoughts.” 

MTV is a division of ViacomCBS.

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Lil Nas X accepts Finest Route for “Montero (Name Me by Your Identify)” onstage throughout the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Middle on September 12, 2021 within the Brooklyn borough of New York Metropolis.

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