This weekend saw the return of the MTV Video Music Awards, which first launched back in 1984, and has always been known for it's controversy! It was the ladies who stole the show this year with Rihanna and Beyonce both putting on spectacular performances.
1) Rihanna and Drake. Obviously. This will be a moment that'll go down in pop culture history. It wasn't really Drake's night, was it? Not only did he miss out on accepting his award for Best Hip-Hop Video, because of traffic, RiRi also rejected a kiss from him.
However, the speech was rom-com worthy and the whole world swooned. He confessed to the world that he'd been in love with her since the age of 22. Awwwww.
We love Drake, but maybe Rihanna wanted the lifetime achievement award to be about her, not them.
2) Queen Bey.
Beyonce performed a medley of songs from Lemonade, and the crowd went wild. She also included some spoken-word poetry by Warsan Shire.
Did you know that she officially overtook Madonna's record for being the most decorated VMA winner? YAS Queen Bey.
Sidenote, Blue definitely won the red carpet in her princess get up.
Britney Spears made her VMA comeback, after that "Gimme More" 2009 performance. It wasn't spectacular, but it was pretty good, which will do.
She performed "Make Me" with G-Eazy. Honestly, we'd rather she'd have done it solo, but oh well.
Kanye looked happy! Yes, you heard us, happy! He was smiling the whole time, staring lovingly at Kim and made a truly random speech. Random, but not angry. Kanye always does whatever he wants, and this year was no exception- yes his ramble wasn't particularly interesting, but it's good to see he'll never be an MTV puppet.
Kim looked unreal. That outfit is so simple but so effective.
Watch the highlights above, and shop Kim's look below...
Photo Credit: MTV, Billboard
Video Credit: MTV
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