Just because Hot Nerd Fall is rapidly encroaching does not mean the summer's over yet. Just ahead of the full show, Megan Thee Stallion cranked up the heat outside of the VMAs to perform her breakout single, "Big Ole Freak." Later in the evening, she performed "Hot Girl Summer" and "Cash Shit." Though Megan wasn't nominated for any of the main categories tonight, she did manage to snag an award for "Best Power Anthem" for her latest single, "Hot Girl Summer," with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. Watch footage of her two performances below.
The 2019 VMAs are being held Monday evening at New Jersey's Prudential Center. Hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalo, the 36th annual award show has Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift leading the way with 10 nominations each, and Missy Elliott receiving the esteemed Video Vanguard Award. See the full list of winners here, and the best red carpet looks here.