MTV VMAs 2022: Winners announced in raucous ceremony of shock cameos and surprise announcements

Johnny Depp Appears as Moonman Astronaut at MTV VMAs 2022

The MTV VMAs took place on Sunday, August 28 in a live ceremony at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

This year’s event was hosted by LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow, with performances by Eminem and Snoop Dogg, Lizzo, K-pop group Blackpink and Italian rock band Maneskin.

Taylor Swift just announced her brand new album. midnights, At the ceremony after the surprise appearance.

Johnny Depp also made a (very controversial) appearanceMoon Person with head resting on one of the cups.

As well as winning video of the year, Swift was seen enthusiastically rapping from her seat in the crowd to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’.

Although Harry Styles was nominated for several awards, he failed to attend the ceremony as he was performing at one of his own concerts in New York.

Bad Bunny won Artist of the Year. She sent fans away when she kissed one of her male backup dancers during her performance.

See the full list of winners here.

Follow the live blog below


The MTV VMAs 2022 will begin in Newark, New Jersey

Good evening and welcome of freedom MTV VMAs 2022 live blog.

This year’s festival takes place tonight (Sunday, August 28) in Newark, New Jersey, and there’s not one but three hosts to entertain you throughout the evening: Jack Harlow, Nicki Minaj and LL Cool J.

Organizers have booked several stars for live performances, including Lizzo and K-pop group BLACKPINK. Eminem and Snoop Dogg, and Italian rock band Maneskin.

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Harlow and Maneskin’s appearances were somewhat controversial as they skipped the Reading and Leeds festivals in England to make it to the VMAs. I guess money (and prime time TV slots) can talk…

Let’s take a look at this year’s nominees, shall we?


MTV VMAs 2022 Best Dressed Predictions

So, who’s going to wear what on the red carpet? I’ve seen many predictions for “nude” dresses since Megan Fox wore them last year. Rosalia, Bad Bunny (incredible style) and Billie Eilish for leaving to attend the UK festival. Nicki Minaj sports at least three outrageous outfits.


Here’s a report from the lifestyle team That Last year’s Megan Fox dress


Jack Harlow and Maneskin pull out of Reading and Leeds festivals to perform at MTV VMAs

Reading and Leeds bosses were left disgruntled to learn Italian rock band Maneskin and American rapper Jack Harlow had pulled out of the festivals at the last minute.

Both acts were lured by the promise of some prime-time TV spots at the MTV VMAs in 2022, which Harlow hosts alongside fellow rappers Nicki Minaj and LL Cool J.

“We are saddened to hear that Jack Harlow and Meneskin have decided to perform at an awards show the same weekend as they are confirmed to play Reading & Leeds,” festival organizers wrote in a statement on their Instagram Stories.

“We have some amazing replacements to join Arctic Monkeys, Dave, Bring Me The Horizon, The 1975, Halsey, Megan The Stallion, T-Block Europe, Pink Pantheres, Joy Crooks, Fontaine’s DC, Bastille, Willow, Wolf Alice, Glass. Watch this space for Animals, Hybrid Minds and more at Reading & Leeds Festivals this August Bank Holiday weekend!”

Check out critic Marc Beaumont’s opinion Here is a report on the first day of the Reading Festivaland his criticism Day 2 of Reading Festival is here.


We’re reminiscing about Taylor Swift’s MTV VMAs red carpet looks in 2019

Remember this Versace look from Taylor Swift in 2019? I loved it (I’m a Versace fan myself) – it was colorful, bold and a perfect nod to classic power dressing.

Taylor Swift onstage at the VMAs with the stars of her ‘You Need to Come Down’ music video

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Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J and Jack Harlow to co-host MTV VMAs 2022

This weekend’s MTV VMAs will have three hosts; Rap stars LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj And Jack Harlow.

The trio will headline Sunday’s (August 28) event at The Prudential Center. Newark, New Jersey Appearing alongside the evening’s performers, include Eminem and Snoop Dogg make a first appearanceas well as Lizo, Anita, Blackpink, Jay BalvinMoonshine duck Kane Brown.

You can find one Here is the full list of artists.

Having multiple hosts isn’t new to the VMAs, which were originally syndicated Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd in 1984. Other previous hosts include Katy Perry, Arsenio Hall, Jack BlackRussell Brand, Chris Rock and last year, Doja the cat.

LL Cool J is a three-time nominee, winning for Best Rap Video for “Mama Said Knock You Out” in 1991, and Michael Jackson is the recipient of a Video Vanguard Award in 1997.

Read more about this year’s co-hosts:


What will we see from Eminem and Snoop Dogg?

It’s been 12 years since Eminem last performed The VMAsAnd 17 years since Snoop Dogg’s last performance at the awards show.

In February, the pair were joined by Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. A star-studded Super Bowl halftime show.

Reported by The Hollywood ReporterMTV said the show would be the “first of its kind” inspired by the Otherside Metaverse world of “From the D 2 The LBC”.

The other – an American video game developer based in Boston – describes itself as “a gamified interoperable metaverse currently in development”. The game mixes mechanics from massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) and web3-enabled virtual worlds.

“Think of it as a metaRPG where players own the world, your NFTs can become playable characters, and thousands can play together in real-time.”


How to watch the 2022 MTV VMAs

The MTV VMAs will take place on Sunday, August 28 at 8pm ET at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. That means, in the UK, the ceremony will air on Monday, August 29 at 1am.

Here’s how to tune in… (I’ll be in bed, honey, handing over to my wonderful colleagues in the US for the main event).


Madonna proves that the MTV VMAs are never without controversy

Earlier this month, Madonna revealed how a wardrobe malfunction early in her career – at the first MTV Awards in 1984 – led her manager to say her “career was over”.

The 63-year-old music icon said the moment happened while performing his hit single “Like a Virgin.”

“I was walking down these steep stairs of a wedding cake, and I came down, and I started dancing around, and my white stiletto shoes fell off,” Madonna recently appeared. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“And I was trying to do a soft move like diving for a shoe, and I was trying to do it like dancing, and my dress flipped up and my butt was exposed. Can you imagine?

“Those were the days when you didn’t have to show your butt to get a job,” she quipped. “Now it’s the opposite.”


The Best Dressed Stars at the 2022 MTV VMAs

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards are expected to be full of iconic fashion.

This year’s red carpet kicks off at 6:15pm (ET) with a 90-minute MTV VMAs pre-show hosted by Nessa, Kevan Kenny and celebrity reporter Tate McRae. Watch the red carpet livestream on MTV’s YouTube channel.

The stars have started arriving on the red carpet. Lizzo, who is nominated for four awards tonight, arrived at the Prudential Center in a Jean Paul Gaultier gown. Meanwhile, co-hosts Jack Harlow and LL Cool J matched black leather looks.

Meredith Clark Here are all the best-dressed stars from the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.

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