Kendrick Lamar triumphs at the MTV Video Music Awards

MEXICO CITY, August 28 (AlMomentoMX).- American rapper Kendrick Lamar triumphed at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), winning five statuettes, including the coveted award for best video of the year for “HUMBLE.”

Lamar, on the rise thanks to his latest album DAMN, also took home awards for Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Direction and Best Hip-Hop Video, all for “HUMBLE.”

The British Ed Sheeran took the award for best artist of the year. Khalid won the award for best new artist; Zayn and Taylor Swift won best collaboration for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”; Kanye West won best choreography for “Fade,” and Zedd and Alessia Cara won best dance video for “Stay.”

Also, Fifth Harmony and Gucci Mane won the VMA for best pop video for “Down”, while Lil Uzi Vert took the award for best song of the summer for “XO Tour Llif3”.

Ed Sheeran, artist of the year

Beyond the recognition of the achievements of the music videos, the VMAs are above all a great celebration of the show and, as such, it was the place chosen by Taylor Swift to premiere the video for her new single “Look What You Made”. I Do”.

The gala began with Kendrick Lamar literally setting the stage on fire by introducing one of his dancers into flames in one of the most impressive presentations of the evening.

Accompanied by children and seniors, Miley Cyrus performed the song “Younger Now”, while Demi Lovato and Rod Stewart performed live from Las Vegas.

Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj did a show inspired by basketball iconography; Ed Sheeran and Thirty Seconds To Mars were other stars who strolled through the awards.

The interpreter of “Roar” was the master of ceremonies of the VMA. The singer appeared floating as if she were an astronaut and throughout the night she released several criticisms, not entirely explicit, directed at President Donald Trump.

“Even in the apocalypse, we need a good soundtrack,” said Perry hopefully shortly before the gala began.

The one who was much more direct when reflecting on the delicate political situation in the country was Paris Jackson, who advocated showing “the Nazi assholes and white supremacists” that in the United States there is no place for “their violence, their hatred and their discrimination.”

During the ceremony, which was held at the Forum in Los Angeles, Susan Bro, the mother of the young anti-fascist who was murdered two weeks ago in Charlottesville (Virginia) when a neo-Nazi rammed his car into a crowd of protesters, was introduced. in front of a white supremacist demonstration.

“Fifteen days ago my daughter Heather (Heyer) was murdered while protesting against racism. I miss her but I know she is here today,” Bro stated.

There were also moments of remembrance for those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey and for the late singers Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) and Chris Cornell (Soundgarden).

In addition, the singer Pink, who performed several of her most popular songs on stage, received the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award as a tribute to her professional career from television presenter Ellen DeGeneres.




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Kendrick Lamar triumphs at the MTV Video Music Awards