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What Went Down at the MTV Video Music Awards 2018

Some of the music industry’s biggest names gathered together on Monday at Radio City Hall for the 35th annual MTV Video Music Awards. The night was packed with enthusiastic performances, killer pink carpet looks and big winners. Here are some of the night’s highlights:

Our Favorite Performances

VMA performances are always ones to remember. One of the big acts to kick off the night was Nicki Minaj. She performed her medley of “Majesty/Barbie Dreams/Ganja Burns/ Fefe” and let everyone know that she is still the reigning Queen of Rap.

Followed by pop princess, Ariana Grande with a performance of “God Is A Woman”. Grande depicted an all female, choreographed version of The Last Supper that looked and sounded immaculate. She ended the performance standing hand in hand with her favourite women: her grandmother, Marjorie, her mother, Joan and her cousin Lani.

Another memorable performance came from our favourite baby daddy, Travis Scott. The rapper brought Astroworld to the main stage with a powerful performance of  “Stargazing,” “Stop Trying To Be God” and “Sicko Mode” with bright strobe lights and a ton of visual effects.

The Best Pink Carpet Looks

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Supermodel goddess, Winnie Harlow shined in this gorgeous embellished gown by Zuhair Murad.

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Camila Cabello brought home four awards from this year’s awards, dressed in a navy and white gown by Oscar de la Renta.

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Jasmine Sanders a.k.a Golden Barbie stunned in a metallic Dundas creation.

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Amber Rose came through dressed in thigh high boots, fishnet stockings… and a whip. Need I say more? It’s a *lewk*.

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Sister R&B duo, Chloe x Halle made heads turn on the pink carpet wearing sheer, shiny gowns by Iris Van Herper.

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Kylie Jenner looked super sharp and grown in a white trench dress by Tom Ford and a sleek, blonde ponytail.

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Jennifer Lopez looked drop dead gorgeous in this metallic Versace gown and long, silky, side-swept hair.

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2/3 Migos made an impressive pink carpet appearance in coordinating metallic outfits. Offset showed off a combination of a Louis Vuitton bucket hat and a jersey style shirt, accessorizing with silver chains. Quavo went for a casual combination of jeans, a shiny, caramel coloured sports jacket and sequined shirt underneath.

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Madison Beer pulled up in this pantsuit ensemble by Raisa & Vanessa Resort.

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Nicki Minaj really showed us all how it’s done in this white little bodysuit and sheer skirt by Off White.

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Australian model Shanina Shaik wore a sheer white creation (which seems to be some type of pink carpet theme this year) by Naeem Khan.

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Cardi B showed up in a very classic velvet magenta gown designed by Alexander Acosta, and a haircut that resulted in memes about Cardi hanging out with Kris Jenner too much. 😂

After Party Looks

Of course, after the party is the after party and we were not let down with the end-of-the-night looks.

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Olivia Munn looked stunning in an embellished mini dress by Azzaro Couture.

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Hayley Kiyoko shined in a printed, matching set by Fyodor Golan. The top had the MTV logo worked into it and the bottoms were pure, bold coloured print.

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Tiffany Haddish glowed in a jewel embellished bodysuit.

The Awards

The night obviously had a lot of big winners. Camila Cabello took home two of the most coveted awards with Video of the Year and Artist of the Year, while Cardi B and Childish Gambino were the big winners of the night bringing home three awards each.

Last but not least, the night’s biggest honour went to Jenny from the Block. Jennifer Lopez won the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award and blew us all out of the water with an amazing performance. 

by Lindsay Selliah