All night we were promised a "show-stopping" performance from Missy Elliott, and the newly minted member of the Video Vanguard came through in stunning style. Her perfectly choreographed performance ran through “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Get Ur Freak On,” “Pass That Dutch,” “Work It” (with an appearance from Alyson Stoner), and “Lose Control.” Watch one of the all-time great VMA performances at the top of the page.
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.