An explosive beginning to a night full of amazing performers, the 2017 MTV VMAs opened with a pair of hits from Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. The rapper—who's up for a record-breaking eight awards tonight—kicked off the show with an electric light show for his performance of "DNA" featuring dancers that resembled ninjas, one that literally set himself on fire in the middle of the performance.
Since its launch in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards has been an event famed for its outrageous moments and shocking stunts. From jaw-dropping twerking to bitter on stage feuds, the awards ceremony is always guaranteed to serve up drama. And ahead of tonight’s event in California, we take a look back at the most shocking moments.
Taylor Swift has raised the stakes for Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards. Swift, who has a long and storied history with the VMAs, will be premiering the music video for her new single "Look What You Made Me Do" after debuting the song Thursday night. The new single and a 15-second clip of the video has fans discussing on social media whether Swift is imitating Beyoncé and theorizing that Nicki Minaj is possibly rekindling a past beef with Swift.
The ever dramatic and entertaining MTV Video Music Awards are premiering Sunday from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Hosted by Katy Perry, the annual award show is airing on MTV beginning at 6:15 p.m. ET, with red carpet arrivals and performances before the ceremony starts at 8 p.m. ET.
OK, good, so we’re on the same page. Much like the screechy army of contestants who clutter ABC’s “Game Show Block,” the producers of the 33rd installment of the MTV VMAs confuse yelling for excitement. Not the same thing. Let’s all tone it down a notch, shall we?
Beyoncé happened, finally. More than halfway through MTV’s VMAs on Sunday, the lights came up and she was onstage, dressed in all-white, her outfit suggesting “wedding dress” and “Eliza Doolittle at Ascot” and “Noble warrior witchqueen from a puritancore YA dystopia trilogy.” Flames projected onto her, and she became a movie screen. Was the fire inside of her, or all around her? Was she impervious, untouched by the flames – or consumed by them?
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32 photos from the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet.