13 very important things that happened at the 2018 VMAs

From Madonnaโ€™s kooky speech to Cardi B stealing the whole damn show.

August 20, 2018
1. All of our favs hit the red carpet.
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2. Cardi B and her pixie cut were everything.
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5. Nicki Minaj brought all of Queen to the VMAs.
7. BTW Rihanna wasn't even there.

Just thought you should know.

8. Travis Scott took us to ASTROWORLD.
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9. Cardi B threw some shade.
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In her Best New Artist speech, Cardi B thanked her fans and addressed payola rumors at the VMAs: โ€œThatโ€™s something money canโ€™t buy, bitch.โ€

10. Ariana showed us that God is a woman.
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It's actually three women โ€” Ari, her mom, and her Nonna.

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13 very important things that happened at the 2018 VMAs