Madonna's 'self-indulgent' Aretha tribute & Camila Cabello wins — MTV VMAs

Madonna's 'self-indulgent' Aretha tribute & Camila Cabello wins — MTV VMAs

On Monday night (Aug. 20), Cardi B opened the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards with a quick monologue in which she tricked fans into thinking she had brought her new baby, Kulture, on stage.

Some accused Madonna, in her spiky silver headpiece, heavy necklaces and beaded bracelets, of cultural appropriation.

She delivered a five-minute speech ending with her giving thanks to Franklin for "empowering all of us".

Madonna launched into a long-winded anecdote about the start of her career before presenting the Video of the Year award - Camila Cabello won, in case you're wondering.

However she then shared another weird anecdote, completely unrelated to Aretha Franklin, about the very first time she performed at the VMAs in 1984 and sang "Like A Virgin", revealing that, after losing a shoe on stage, her manager told her that "her career was over".

Ultimately, she revealed that what she was holding was an award-though it doesn't appear she's won anything quite yet. The activist, entrepreneur, and entertainer arrived at the awards show on Monday night in a bright red latex cat suit, complete with a mask, gloves, and thigh-high boots.

MTV is launching its first-ever drive to encourage young people to register and vote during a midterm election year.

But the trophies were mostly in technical categories, including choreography and direction.

The former Fifth Harmony star beat Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Drake and Bruno Mars to the trophy.

"There's so much more to do and I know in my heart the future is even brighter", she said as she received the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for her lifetime contributions to pop culture. There were also bits of other artists' hits such as Drake's "Nice For What" and Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" threaded into the mega-mix.

Supported by a slew of backup dancers and cameos from DJ Khaled and Ja Rule, J-Lo performed a career-spanning medley featuring "Waiting For Tonight", "On The Floor", "Dance Again", "Ain't Your Mama", "My Love Don't Cost A Thing", "I'm Glad", "All I Have", "Jenny From The Block", "I'm Real", "Ain't It Funny", "Dinero", and more.



Related Posts

Melania Trump calls for social media users to stop cyberbullying
She has acknowledged both the positive and negative impacts of social media. "She's addressed this before". She said that America's "next generation has unlimited potential to impact our world in positive ways".

Smoky skies across Canada as wildfires rage
Over the last week, all three Prairie provinces have been under special air quality statements for high smoke concentrations. The fire was discovered July 27 and has since grown to almost 85,000 hectares, or slightly larger than the City of Calgary.

NVIDIA announces GeForce RTX graphics cards
Asus has also announced the availability of Strix, Turbo, and Dual variants of its cards, but pricing has not yet been revealed. The Founders Edition of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 will set you back $1,199 and $799, respectively.

16 nurses in same hospital unit pregnant at same time
Administrators say they've been planning for months to ensure fill-in staff is available when the time comes. A group of no less than 16 nurses, all working in the hospital's ICU, got pregnant nearly at the same time.

'Tearful' Musk Aims For $25,000 Tesla Car For The Masses
It received backing from Chinese investors, including tech entrepreneur Jia Yueting and state-owned automaker BAIC. Lucid Motors is not yet selling any cars .

The Eagles clinch best-selling album spot, dethroning 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson
The Eagles have overtaken Michael Jackson to be named as the artists behind the best-selling album of all time . The Eagles have sold more than 150 million albums and won six Grammys.

Uefa Player of the Year: Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo & Mohamed Salah shortlisted
The victor will be announced on August 30 in an official UEFA ceremony, which will also involve a draw for the group stages. Perhaps most significantly for Salah last season was his ability to single-handedly guide Egypt to the World Cup.

President Trump Attacks Report On White House Counsel's Cooperation With Mueller
Mr McGahn's own lawyer on Saturday said his client had "answered the Special Counsel team's questions fulsomely and honestly". But Trump said the Times article had falsely insinuated that McGahn had "turned" on him.

TECH BREAK: Gmail now has self-destructing emails
After being available to desktop users for weeks, Gmail's Confidential Mode is now rolling out to Android and iOS users. In a recent review , EFF points out that the message isn't encrypted from end-to-end, so Google could read the contents.

Londonderry families trapped in Kerala flood
The Chief Minister, however, said that there have been demands from various quarters to declare the floods as a national calamity. What we need now is to evaluate the total loss and get an equivalent assistance from the centre.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.