Olivia Rodrigo takes to the stage to perform a single from her new album Courage*With NSYNC and Shakira reuniting to perform a medley of hits in honor of their Video Vanguard Award, there were plenty of moments to talk about on social media and beyond at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.
It was the most global VMA ceremony ever, featuring the debut performances of K-pop giants Tomorrow X Together and Stray Kids; Latin stars Anita (who graced the stage at the 2022 ceremony), Karol G and Peso Pluma; and rockers Menskin represent their native Italy.
American pop stars such as Doja Cat, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion attended the event and celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip hop with an all-star team of Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and. Furious Five, LL Cool J, Slick Rick, Lil Wayne and The Night’s MC, Nicki Minaj.
While the show’s most talked-about moments took over social networks, Board He saw many others live and direct, which were not broadcast on screen. Here are some of the best moments from the 2023 VMAs that you didn’t see on television.
The MTV VMAs were broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, September 12.
Olivia Rodrigo’s victory dance
Literally, after lighting up the stage with impressive performances of two singles Courage – First “Vampire” and then “Get Him Back!” – Rodrigo and his dancers fall into a synchronized pose. But before leaving the stage, the singer did a little victory dance, waving her arms and legs happily for a good cause.
Taylor Swift was the biggest fan of all (as always)
Although Swift spent most of the night dancing with Ice Spice or chatting over drinks, she did take a moment to chat with Kelsea Ballerini and Lil Nas The gesture wasn’t taken lightly: Lil Nas made a heart with his hands to express his gratitude for the pop megastar’s kindness.
Shakira serves the main course
After Video Vanguard Award honoree Shakira’s upcoming performance was announced during a commercial break, the audience chanted the Colombian superstar’s name as the clock ticked toward her performance. And once the singer took the stage at the Prudential Center before the cameras started rolling, fans did their best to show their love for the star, no matter where they were in the audience.
Stray kids love “Calm down” as much as you do
The members of Stray Kids prepared for their performance of “S Class” several minutes before going live – which marked their VMA debut, during which Rema and Selena Gomez were presented with the winner of the Best Afrobeats award for “Calm Down”. Announced as. Before the duo went on stage to receive the trophy, a brief excerpt of the song was played, which got the group members dancing from their places on the stage, shortly before they lit up the stage with their performance.
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After taking the stage to sing her hit songs “Oki Doki” and “Ta Ok (Remix)”, Karol G changed into a shiny silver dress and, with soft waves in her pink hair, took a seat in the celebrity section. Took it. Fans in the audience praised the Colombian star as he posed for photos with his “TQG” collaborators Shakira (who sat with her two children) and Nicki Minaj before presenting the Best Direction award to Taylor Swift.
Nicki Minaj praises Cardi B and Gloriella
Cardi B and Nicki Minaj’s alleged feud is linked to a fight at the Icons party Harper’s Bazaar It’s 2018, but that would have been in the past. While a clip of Cardi and Glorilla’s “Tomorrow 2” played during the presentation of the Best Hip Hop category, Minaj was seen applauding the song (as well as the other nominees) before performing her own “Super Freaky Girl” . In the end she will take the prize.