Last night’s 2018 MTV Video Music Awards was all the more exciting and relevant because of Jennifer Lopez. She owned the show and it’s not just because she accepted Video Vanguard Award, but because of her legacy.
Let’s break down how the Bronx queen slayed this year’s MTV award show.
J.Lo showed up on the red-carpet in a spectacular silver gown.
— MTV (@MTV) August 21, 2018
Her long blond hair and glitzy dress reminded us a lot of Dontella Versace, which is fitting because it was a Versace gown.
As Vogue notes, the dress is inspired by the Spring 2018 Gianni Versace tribute collection, however, J.Lo’s “dress appeared to be custom-made for the star.”
And of course she arrived with her hot date, Alex Rodriguez.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) August 21, 2018
A-Rod makes some very nice arm candy, tbh.
He even took the role of Instagram husband very seriously and took all of the photos.
— Natasha Reda (@natreda) August 21, 2018
Get you a man who will do anything to get you that perfect shot.
She was also accompanied by her adorable children who had fangirl moments all their own.
— Pop Crave (@PopCraveNet) August 21, 2018
Who wouldn’t be excited to meet the one and only Camila Cabello?
But the real show is when J.Lo came out for her Video Vanguard Award performance.
— Fergie (@Fergie) August 21, 2018
She 👏🏾 was 👏🏾 everything. 👏🏾
Even A-Rod couldn’t believe that performance J.Lo was giving.
— ❣️Mae❣️ (@Prettyy_THICK) August 21, 2018
He looks like someone who is really in love and so proud of their partner.
The iconic singer is the first Latina to be awarded the Video Vanguard Award.
and THAT'S how a legend does it. congrats to @JLo the first latina winner of the video vanguard winner. actress, singer, dancer, goddess!!! ty for opening doors for everyone with a big heart and lots of dreams #VMAs pic.twitter.com/qhJhFx1RJh
— MTV Look Different (@LookDifferent) August 21, 2018
She made history. Previous recipients include: David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, U2, Rihanna and more great artist, like J.Lo.
Her 10-minute medley performance featured a ton of our favorite J.Lo hits.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 21, 2018
She performed bits of “Waiting for Tonight,” “Get On the Floor,” “Booty,” “Love Don’t Cost A Thing,” “Get Right,” “I’m Real” and “Dinero.”
Everyone from her mom to Cabello, and Cardi B were getting down to J.Lo.
— GIPHY Pop (@GiphyPop) August 21, 2018
The magic of her performance literally oozed out of our televisions and computers.
Of course Ja Rule made an appearance for “I’m Real” because how could you not?
— BroTalk Live (@brotalklive) August 21, 2018
This performance gave the audience so much life.
But the sweetest part was when J.Lo gave her speech and got deep about A-Rod.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 21, 2018
Look ar her “macho” getting all sentimental as she showers him with love and praise. Every powerful woman needs a man behind her to support her.
“I grew up on MTV and this is really a tremendous honor for me,” J.Lo said in her speech.
— dave (@H_crazes) August 21, 2018
“It has been an incredible journey of dreaming my wildest dreams and then watching them come true,” J.Lo told the audience. “Music, acting and performing, this career has always been an obsession for me. I always had it in my mind, I was always the person like, ‘Why not?…I was obsessed like that, and I like it that way for a while, just working and working a working.”
Tissue, we need tissue.