The Ladies Owned The VMAs

Nicki Manaj performed and hosted the 2023 VMA’s.

Last night the ladies of the music industry ruled over MTV’s Video Music Awards, aka the VMAs. Nicki Minaj hosted the event, gave crowd pleasing performances and even showed off her vocal chops on “Last Time I Saw You” and shared new material from her upcoming album Pink Friday 2. Minaj even took home the Best Hip Hop Award for “Super Freaky Girl.”

Days after debuting their latest collab, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performed their new song “Bongos” live for the first time. Doja Cat was also in the house to give fans a taste of her new album Scarlet. She performed “Attention,” “Paint the Town Red,” and “Demons.”

The Video Vanguard Award, went to Shakira who performed a medley of some of her biggest hits, including “Hips Don’t Lie,” “She Wolf,” and “TQG.” Mary J. Blige was on hand to present Sean “Diddy” Combs with the Global Icon Award. Combs also performed  some of his hits including “I’ll Be Missing You,” “It’s All About the Benjamins,” and “Bad Boy for Life.”

Before the end of the night, the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop was celebrated with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Minaj, Wayne, LL Cool J, and DMC.

Taylor Swift the most awards of the night. / Getty

When it came to the awards, Taylor Swift made out like a bandit! She took home a total of nine awards including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year. Rapper Ice Spice took home the coveted Best New Artist Award, Song of the Summer went to Junk Kook featuring Latto for “Seven,” and SZR took home Best R&B honors for “Shirts.”

See the full list of VMA winners by clicking here.


By True Star Staff


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