As we know the night was all about badgalriri as she was receiving the Michael Jackson Vanguard award.
The award was originally called Video Vanguard Award or Lifetime Achievement Award. Artists get awarded for their lifetime contributions to MTV culture through performing arts. It was changed to Michael Jackson VJV award in 1991.
Performances of the night included Future, Kanye, Beyonce, Ariana, Nicki Minaj and of course Rihanna who performed medleys of her hits over the last 11 years 3 times throughout the night.
Watching such talented artists, it was crazy to believe once upon a time MTV didn't play Michael Jacksons videos because he was african american.
It was beautiful seeing artists from all backgrounds coming together and being celebrated through music.
Highlights for me were :
Beyonce bringing the mothers of the men who have been victim to police brutality. I love that she used her power to keep the issues of these men and other black men in america alive through her platform.
Beyonce's performance (obviouslyyyyyy)
Kanye's scheduled talk and premiere of his video staring teyana taylor. I still can't believe i wanted hours to buy a pablo shirt last week lol
(PS her last album soooo underhyped dl asap)
When Diddy accepted Drakes award for him because he was stuck in traffic lol (google diddy/drake beef)
All of Rihanna's Performances but especially the Dancehall one which would of made her home town in Barbados proud.
Drake's professing his love for Rihanna even though we all know his been in love with everyone from nicki, serena and all those other non celebs in his songs throughout the years.
(that off air kiss though....thanks social media)
Best dressed on red carpet
Female : Beyonce
Male : Future and Chance the rapper