The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were supposed to be Rihanna’s night—and it was (sort of). The 28-year-old singerperformed four times throughout the three-hour awards show and received the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, which she claimed, in part, “for black women.” Drake, taking the stage to present her award, admitting that he’s been in love with her since she was 22 and that super awkward kinda-kiss they shared were hard to compete with.
First there was Teyana Taylor in all her post-baby, snapback body glory, oiled up and channeling West Africa, “Pleasure Principle,” Flashdance, and Rosie Perez in “Do The Right Thing” while she danced her ass off, made out with her fiancée’ Cleveland Cavalier’s Iman Shumpert, and then hung out with some silent lambs in Kanye West’s latest video “Fade.”
And then? Well then, there was all things Beyoncé. From the red carpet to her epic 16-minute performance of songs from Lemonade, to breaking an MTV record, King Bey showed up and showed out at the MTV Awards as only she can.
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