Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. She was joined onstage by her husband and daughter which brought her to tears, amid the numerous rumors surrounding her marriage. As Beyonce accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at The Forum in Inglewood, California, she kissed her daughter and husband Jay Z, who called her the “greatest living entertainer.”
I’m so full. I have nothing to say but I am filled with so much gratitude.
The two-hour show was tamer than past VMAs: the most shocking moment was Nicki Minaj’s rump-shaking during her performance of “Anaconda” and her wardrobe malfunction. Taylor Swift was a crowd favorite when she performed her new single “Shake It Off” in shimmery shorts and a crop top. Iggy Azalea and Ora appeared onstage as spider women when they performed their hit “Black Widow,” as Swift, Lorde and Charli XCX danced and sang along. Miley Cyrus won the Video of the Year Moonman for “Wrecking Ball,” while Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran won the awards for Best Female and Best Male, respectively. Ariana Grande took home the Best Pop award for “Problem” and Lorde won the Best Rock award for “Royals.”
It felt amazing to open the show, and we ran out of time getting the dress zipped up.
Nicki Minaj, backstage, about her wardrobe malfunction