Cardi B Posted An Almost Nude Video, Madonna Whipped Maluma, And Other Wild Billboard Award Moments
This year’s Billboard Music Awards show was popping and it was more than just the show. The celebrities went all out in some of the most extreme ways and it was all caught on social media. Cardi B led the pack with 21 nominations, making it the biggest opportunity for Latino wins yet. Drake swept the awards taking home 12 awards to bring his net total to 27 Billboard awards, breaking Taylor Swift’s record. BTS was everywhere talking to everyone including Becky G. We can’t forget Mariah Carey’s speech about all of the drama she experienced in her career.
The two-hour red carpet pre-show got real steamy, thanks to Cardi B and husband, Offset.
The two had a brief split in late 2018 but they’re hotter than ever after the release of R-rated music video “Clout,” which now has over 55 million views on YouTube.
Fans were shook to see Cardi’s killer abs, less than a year after giving birth.
Our first thought was, ‘dang, that’s an incredible contouring job.’ Pero, no. From every angle, Cardi is ripped, and you didn’t see the BBMA’s if you didn’t revel in Cardi’s abs.
Becky G revealed that she’s working on her Spanish language album and an English EP.
“I am working on my Spanish album at the moment and I’m also working on my English EP. So I have both worlds going on at the same time, and living in both worlds simultaneously my whole life. It’s challenging as an artist.” -Becky G
After an explicit red carpet photo went viral, Cardi gave the class an anatomy lesson backstage.
She posted a nearly nude video to set the record straight, all while shouting, “Motherf**kers going showing this f**king picture, now you’re all photoshopping it even more like, ‘Cardi pussy, Cardi pussy.’ First of all, that ain’t my pussy. My pussy right here. This is where I birthed my daughter from. This right here, you know the part that shows when I go like this, that’s just my a**!”
Thank you, Cardi, for this valuable lesson that we all enjoyed.
Kelly Clarkson performed covers of both “MIA” by Bad Bunny and “I Like It” by Cardi B.
After show opener, Taylor Swift performed “ME!,” we witnessed Kelly Clarkson covering a slew of top hits from 2018, including Spanish language music. While it’s great that Latin music is becoming more mainstream, we wonder where Clarkson received the invitation to cover these songs. Bad Bunny invited Drake to collaborate and we got a viral sensation. What are your thoughts on a white country singer singing viral Latin hits at the BBMAs? Comment below.
Madonna and Maluma performed their new collaboration “Medellín” on stage with the help of some holograms.
The performance was fine until things got a little questionable. During the show, Madonna produces a riding crop and started to play with Maluma in a way that would make our parents gasp and cover our adult eyes.
But, what do you expect from the song that showed Madonna licking Maluma’s toes in the music video?
Ozuna swept the Latin-specific Billboard Music Awards.
Ozuna was nominated for five awards and took home three! The Top Latin Song of the year was, no surprise, “Te Boté (Remix). His album, Aura, also won the Latin Album of the year and all of the above earned him Latin Artist of the year! Felicidades, Ozuna!
Cardi took home six Billboard awards.
In a contentious battle between Cardi and Nicki Minaj, Cardi took home the Rap Female Artist award for the second year in a row. Sensational “I Like It” earned her the top Rap Song award and “Girls Like You” won her the Hot 100 Song, Collaboration, Radio Song and Top Selling Song awards. Maroon 5 was not present at the ceremony and Cardi happily accepted all four trophies on everyone’s behalf.
During Cardi’s acceptance speech for Top Rap Song, the audience couldn’t hold back their applause.
Cardi began her acceptance speech by telling the world that the trophy belongs to her fans… “the gang, gang, gang.” As the crowd roared in applause, she had to tell them she wasn’t finished yet.
“I know y’all love me. If you got a favorite artist, support them. Stream their music. Listen to their music. Tell a friend to tell a friend about their music to get them on the chart, an upcoming artist or artists that’s already out there. Support their music. Be the biggest fan that you can be.”
Mariah Carey took home the Icon Award, but not before performing a medley of her most iconic songs through the decades.
In an emotional acceptance speech, Carey bared it all:
“I still feel like that lost interracial child who had a lot of nerve to believe I could succeed at anything at all in this world. But I did believe, because I had to.
I want to thank all the people who’ve been with me on this journey through the highs and lows, through the struggles –through your struggles and mine. To anybody who doesn’t allow themselves to be broken, and keeps getting up, and keeps holding on, and keeps standing tall, and keeps on believing, and keeps rising, I celebrate you tonight. And to anyone who’s ever told me that a song I wrote helped save your life, I thank you because you saved mine, and I’ll be eternally grateful.”