Video Vanguard Honoree Jennifer Lopez And A-Rod’s Love For Her Slayed The 2018 MTV VMAs

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

She 👏🏾 was 👏🏾 everything. 👏🏾

Even A-Rod couldn’t believe that performance J.Lo was giving.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

“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.

READ: We Ranked JLo’s Top 25 Music Videos And Here It Is

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Latinos Dominated The 2018 MTV VMAs With Some Of Your Faves Taking Home The Top Awards


Latinos Dominated The 2018 MTV VMAs With Some Of Your Faves Taking Home The Top Awards

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The 35th MTV Video Music Awards were last night in New York City and they were everything you expect from the music awards show. While there is a lot of talk about Madonna and her non-tribute tribute to Aretha Franklin, Latinos showed up and cleaned up when it came to the awards.

The night was very special to four people in particular: Camila Cabello taking home the Moon Person for Video of the Year, Nicki Minaj who won and served up some incredible tea, and Jennifer Lopez who was presented with the Video Vanguard Award. Here are some of the biggest Latino moments from the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

Latinx artists represented at the 2018 VMAs thanks to a couple of special ladies and gentlemen.

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Big hitters like Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Maluma and Amara La Negra all showed the country what Latinx excellence looks like and it’s beautiful.

Cardi B made her first red-carpet appearance since giving birth and she slayed.

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The Bronx princess was sporting a new short hair cut and was a vision of beauty in her asymmetrical purple velvet dress.

She delivered on her opening monologue and reminded us all why we love her.

Tbh, we were all hoping that she was really hold baby Kulture on stage so we could all get a loving glimpse of the sweet baby.

Logic used his performance to take a stand for immigrants and ‘Dreamers’ while wearing a “F*ck the Wall” t-shirt.

The rapper included the words: “Bring us your tired, your poor, and any immigrant who seeks refuge / Together, we can build not just a better country, but a world that is destined to be united.”

Canadian-Colombian singer Jessica “Jessie” Reyez serenaded the crowd with “Apple Juice.”

Reyez has had an incredible year in her career and the break into the MTV VMAs is just the latest in her strong and fast growing career. How can you not love a voice like that?

Maluma sang “Felices Los 4” and it was just refreshing to hear Spanish fill Radio City Music Hall.

It was ever better to see people singing or even attempting to sing the words to the song. Not to mention the song is a damn bop and deserves all the play it can possibly get.

That performance left a lot of people shook.

It’s also pretty likely that a lot of the audience and viewers are hearing about and seeing Maluma for the first time. That’s one way to make an impression.

The best part, however, was the slew of Latino winners like Willy Williams and J Balvin’s “Mi Gente” winning Best Latin Video.

J Balvin wasn’t at the show to accept the award so Willy Williams accepted in both of their honors.

Song of the Summer went to Cardi B, because obviously.

She, Bad Bunny and J Balvin won Song of the Summer for their hit song “I Like It.” Well deserved.

Best Collaboration went to Jennifer Lopez for “Dinero” featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B.

J.Lo gave Cardi B major props for being pregnant during the filming of the video. There seems to be a recurring theme for award winning songs. That theme is Cardi B.

Cardi B also took home Best New Artist.

If you think back to everything she’s done in one year alone, you know very well that she’s so deserving of that award.

Cabello was the real star of the VMAs taking home Artist of the Year and Video of the Year.

She was very nervous before the show started because she was up for some of the biggest awards of the night.

And can we just say real quick, Cabello spoke this night into existence back in 2012.

Look what happens when you go out chasing your dreams.

Madonna presented the award to her and Cabello pretty much lost it.

She was just a young girl when she auditioned for “X-Factor.” Look how far she has gone. Never limit yourself.

Congratulations to all of the winners from the 2018 MTV VMAs.

Si se puede indeed.

READ: Watch Camila Cabello Slay At An Impression Challenge While Singing ‘Havana’ As Different Celebrities

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