Yesterday in New York, the prestigious MTV Video Music Awards died down, which, after coronavirus restrictions, returned to its usual format – with a star fashion show on the red carpet and performances by artists on stage. The awards ceremony is traditionally not only bright images and the announcement of the names of the winners, but also a grand show that always accompanies the award. What surprises the stars have prepared this year and how MTV VMA 2021 is remembered, we tell in our material.
1. Madonna's BDSM outfit
This year, the 63-year-old Madonna opened the ceremony. Her participation in the show came as a surprise. The awards ceremony opened with a trailer for her live film Madame X, which shows her taking a taxi in Times Square.
I arrived in New York with $ 35 in my pocket and a pair of dancing shoes. I was 19 and I was terrified
– she said in the film.
And then the star suddenly appeared on the stage of the Barclays Center. In public, the star appeared in a beige Burberry trench coat, Christian Louboutin shoes and a black cap. However, then she took off her outerwear and showed a rather extravagant outfit – an Atsuko Kudo leather bodysuit, high gloves and fishnet tights.
True, not everyone appreciated the image of the star. The network compared it to a BDSM outfit and noted that it is inappropriate for a 63-year-old woman.
What a hideous bow!
Very sad. And it's not even about age.
Take it off grandma
– Internet users are outraged.
2. Surprise from Jennifer Lopez
The appearance of Jennifer Lopez at the awards was also unexpected – after all, two days ago she shone at the Venice Film Festival with her beloved Ben Affleck. This time Ben did not compose Jennifer's company, so she presented the award alone.
The 52-year-old star ignored the carpet and immediately took the stage – she presented the award to Olivia Rodrigo, who won the Song of the Year nomination with the song Drivers License.
In public, Lopez appeared in a spectacular way: she was dressed in a David Koma mini dress with a lace-up skirt and top.
3. A hint of pregnancy from Megan Fox
Megan Fox, 35, came to support her 31-year-old lover Colson Baker. The couple have been together for a year and a half, and their relationship is becoming stronger and more serious.
While the lovers do not rush things and just enjoy what is happening, although rumors about their engagement have appeared more than once. And the last time was on the eve of the award. Fox came to the rehearsal of the ceremony with a ring on the ring finger of her left hand. And at the award itself, she did make an ambiguous allusion. Introducing Coulson Baker and Travis Barker with Kourtney Kardashian (Kourtney meets him. – Ed.), Megan said the following:
New York, I want you to be even louder for our future daddies! ”She said.
Megan Fox and Kourtney Kardashian
What and who exactly Megan had in mind is a big question and, of course, a reason for talking on the network. Note that she has three sons from her ex-husband Brian Austin Green, and her boyfriend has a daughter from her previous lover.
Megan Fox and Colson Baker
4. Conflict of Conor McGregor and Colson Baker
Not everything was as friendly and calm on the red carpet as it might seem at first glance. It turns out that there was almost a fight there. The famous MMA fighter Conor McGregor, who was extremely dissatisfied with the behavior of Colson Baker, tried to become its instigator. According to insiders, the athlete asked the musician to be photographed with him, but Baker's team rejected his request. An angry Conor rushed towards Coulson, but the guards prevented him from using his fists.
After the award, McGregor denied the incident with Baker, stating that absolutely nothing happened between them.
I don't fight little vanilla rapper boys. I don't know this guy
– he said.
And Baker declined to comment at all.
5. Lil Nas X's performance
The outrageous master – the scandalous rapper Lil Nas X – was noted, perhaps, with the brightest number at the award, which will certainly go down in her history. The musician performed the compositions Industry Baby and Montero in the company of singer Jack Harlow, as well as orchestra and dancers dressed in pink outfits. In the final of the performance, they all stripped down to their underwear, remaining in shiny boxers.
Lil nas x
However, the rapper's number was not only entertaining. It turned out that his speech carried an important message – he paid tribute to HIV-infected people. Along with Lil Nas X, Mardrecus Harris of the Southern AIDS Coalition was onstage. He wore a shirt with red numbers 433,816, which corresponds to the number of people living with HIV in the southern United States as of 2015. Red is also the accepted color of HIV awareness and support.
It was an unreal experience! I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to share the scene with Lil Nas X. And the fact that he uses his platform to raise awareness of HIV stigma is invaluable to our work.
– shared Harris.
The Complete List of 2021 MTV Video Music Awards Winners
Video of the Year: Lil Nas X – Montero
Best New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
Song of the Year: Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
Best Group: BTS
Best Collaboration: Doja Cat, SZA – Kiss Me More
Best Pop Video: Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – Peaches
Best Hip Hop Video: Travis Scott, Young Thug & MIA – Kiss Me More
Best Rock Video: John Meyer – Last Train Home
Best R&B Video: Bruno Mars, Anderson Pak, Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open
Best Social Video: Billie Eilish – Your Power
Best Latin American Video: Billie Eilish & Rosalia – Lo Vas A Olvidar
Best Director: Lil Nas X – Montero
Best K-Pop Video: BTS – Butter, Bighit Music Monsta X – Gambler
Best Alternative Video: Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear – My Ex's Best Friend
Best Cinematography: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – Brown Skin Girl
Best Director: Saweetie ft. Doja Cat – Best Friend
Best Visual Effects: Lil Nas X – Montero
Best Choreography: Harry Styles – Treat People with Kindness
Best Mix: Bruno Mars, Anderson Pak, Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open
Best Performance: Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License, May 2021
Billie Eilish and Avril Lavigne
Justin Bieber and Conor McGregor
Billie Eilish and Travis Scott
Jennifer Lopez and Olivia Rodrigo