Katy Perry hosted the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards last night in Las Vegas, and there were lots of ups and downs. Kendrick Lamar opened the show with a fiery medley of “DNA” and “Humble” and went home with the most awards of the night. He won a total of six moon statues, including Video of the Year for “Humble.” A barefooted Paris Jackson spoke about Charlottesville, and sort of railed against President Trump, saying that people should “resist.” The mother of Heather Heyer, the young woman killed in Charlottesville, also made a powerful speech, and MTV invited transgender troops to attend the show.
But all that didn’t help the show’s host. Perry’s jokes were corny AF all night, and it appeared they didn’t land as well as she hoped.
— Lexx;) (@Lexsiegel_) August 28, 2017
Thankfully, Cardi B was there to save the VMAs.
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Cardi B was sorta kinda the true opener of the VMAs with her performance of “Bodak Yellow” during the pre-show.
Cardi B was also asked if she and rapper Offset were engaged. Her response was classic!
— Semaj ? (@yaboy_neutron) August 28, 2017
Even when singer Alessia Cara came out to sing “Scars to Your Beautiful,” people thought it was Cardi B!
— Mondly Shezi (@_Mondly) August 28, 2017
my high ass really thought alessia cara was cardi b last night in the beginning of her performance
— ryan (@imaginationlmj) August 28, 2017
Watch Cara’s entire performance here.
Then Cardi B came out to introduce Demi Lovato — but first, she gave a shout out to NFL player Colin Kaepernick.
— billboard (@billboard) August 28, 2017
“Colin Kaepernick, as long as you kneel with us, we gonna be standing for you baby.” Wow!
As she gave him props, she almost had a nip-slip!
— Brandon hunter (@Jaidens_dad_) August 28, 2017
Damn, that was a close call!
Thanks for representing, Cardi!