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If You Missed The 2018 VMAs, Here's A Recap

Ilana Mekler

The VMAs were this past Monday and so many headlining moments occurred, especially the cringe-worthy ones and we can’t figure out which one is worse.

 

The award show wasn’t that exciting if we are being honest. It was extremely underwhelming and disappointing but we are highlighting the best and worst moments for you so that you won’t have to go through the train wreck of the show.

It even hit a "record-low rating", if that doesn't tell you anything.

Winning Artists:

-Video of the Year: Camila Cabello

-Artist of the Year: Camila Cabello

-Song of the year: “Rockstar” by Post Malone ft. 21 Savage

-Best New Artist: Cardi B

-Best Collaboration: “Dinero” by Jennifer Lopez ft. Cardi B and DJ Khaled

-Best Pop: Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left To Cry”

-Best Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj, “Chun Li”

-Best Latin: “Mi Gente” by J. Balvin and Willy William

-Best Dance: “Lonely Together” by Avicii ft. Rita Ora

-Best Rock: Imagine Dragons, “Whatever It Takes”

-Video with A Message: “This Is America” by Childish Gambino

-Best Cinematography: “Apes**t” by The Carters

-Best Direction: Childish Gambino, “This Is America”

-Best Art Direction: The Carters

 

What were your favorite moments?

2018 VMA Best Moments:

-Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart hosted the show. They were promoting their new movie "Night School." This comedy team did a great job and kept the audience laughing. Overall, they seemed a little awkward and lost. 
-Jennifer Lopez received the Video Vanguard Award. Before accepting the award, she performed a medley of her hit songs from over the years. During her acceptance speech, she thanked her family, her children, her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, among many others.
-Ariana Grande performed “God Is A Woman”, bringing to life Leonardo DaVinci’s “The Last Supper.” All the dancers were female #GirlPower.  For her finale, she brought out her cousin, grandmother, and mother as they joined hands. 
-Post Malone performed “Rockstar” and then joined Aerosmith with his guitar to sing “Dream On” and “Toys In The Attic”.
-Panic! At the Disco performed “High Hopes”. Brendan Urie’s vocals were killer and gave an amazing performance.

2018 VMA Cringeworthy/Worst Moments:

-Madonna talked about herself while giving a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Fans were not happy whatsoever. Was this on purpose? We are still not sure…

-Maluma's backup dancer kissed him at the end of the performance. We are not sure if it was planned or not, but from the look on his face, he was very surprised. Fans were angered (he has a girlfriend) and they thought the dancer was being disrespectful.

-Although MTV awarded the late electronic producer/DJ Avicii with an award, it was not mentioned. While Rita Ora presented, she quickly noted that she and Avicii had won best dance video and was able to give him a shout out.

-Tiffany Haddish shocked the audience with her “Hi Fifth Harmony” comment. Backstory: Camila Cabello was nominated five times that night and Tiffany Haddish decided to throw it in her ex-bandmates’ faces. Camila was not amused. 

-Nicki Minaj won an award, talked about her haters, then left to go perform at a separate venue. Earlier that day, there was talk about how Nicki was upset that Travis Scott’s album was number one. She unnecessarily complained that Kylie Jenner and Travis’ merchandise sales were the reasons his albums sales skyrocketed. Apparently, once Nicki was gone, Kylie and Travis sat in her seats.

-DJ Khaled unsuccessfully joined J Lo’s performance by screaming random words. We know he’s on the “Dinero” track, but who let him have the microphone and why?

-Shawn Mendes presented Jennifer Lopez with her award, but the crowd was so chatty that viewers couldn’t hear him speak. MTV, did you check his microphone?

This year’s award show left us sad and needing a blanky. We honestly miss the VMAs of the past. Never more than now have we needed Brittany with a snake around her neck, Lady Gaga with her meat gown, or Beyonce’s pregnancy debut!

What did you think of this year’s MTV VMAs? We want to hear your thoughts. Sound off in the comments below.

 

 


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