VMAs 2023 Review

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This year’s VMAs, which aired on a weekday and not its usual Sunday, was packed with memorable moments and big wins from the expected.

The glitzy award show was attended by stars such as rock singer Jared Leto, Tiffany Haddish, rapper Cardi B and her husband Offset, Colombian singer Karol G, Saweetie and pop star Demi Lovato, with performances from “Bongos” collaborators Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, “Vampire” hitmaker Olivia Rodrigo, Best Latin award winner Anitta, Lil Wayne, P Diddy, and Doja Cat – among scores others.

Taylor swift scored big time at the award show, taking home 9 awards, bringing her VMA tally to 23, second only to Beyoncé.

The night also belonged to Hip Hop, Shakira and her hips.

In celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop, several veterans took the stage; LL Cool J, Doug E Fresh, Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, one third of Run DMC all took us to the beginning of the genre, while Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj gave us a bit of ‘new school’.

Shakira was awarded the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the first South American artist to receive it. She gave viewers a medley of her greatest hits, such as “She Wolf,” “Objection (Tango),” “Whenever, Wherever,” “Hips Don’t Lie” and more.

The self proclaimed queen of rap also hit the VMA stage, and her performance was lit! She also gave us a taste of what’s to come from her new album, Pink Friday 2.

Also, Jamaican artiste, Shenseea took the stage to introduce Peso Pluma to the VMA stage.