Lady Gaga cleaned house at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, while The Weeknd brought home the top prize — and both pop stars sent significant messages to watchers about the present status of the world: “Wear a cover” and “Equity for Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor.”
Gaga won five distinctions on Sunday, the vast majority of them for her No. 1 hit with Ariana Grande, “Downpour on Me,” which the pop stars performed live just because.
“Wear a veil. It’s an indication of regard,” Lady Gaga said during one of her few appearances in front of an audience as she acknowledged honors like craftsman and melody of the year.
The Weeknd, the main entertainer of the night, honored Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor — two Black individuals who were shot by cops — subsequent to winning video of the year and best R&B for “Blinding Lights.”
“It’s extremely difficult for me to praise at the present time and appreciate this second, so I’m simply going to state: equity for Jacob Blake and equity for Breonna Taylor,” he said
The VMAs commenced with another contacting second, as host Keke Palmer advised watchers the show was committed to Chadwick Boseman, who kicked the bucket Friday after secretly doing combating colon malignancy for a long time at age 43.
“We commit today around evening time’s show to a man whose soul contacted so many. He’s a genuine legend, not simply on-screen,” Palmer said. “His effect lives until the end of time.”
The Black Eyed Peas, who shut the two-hour-in addition to show with Nicky Jam and Tyga, finished their set by saying, “People of color Matter.” And R&B star H.E.R. won the video for good honor for her dissent song of praise about police severity and foundational prejudice, “I Can’t Breathe.”
“I’m excessively glad for everyone standing up on social shamefulness,” H.E.R. said.
Be that as it may, the majority of the show was committed to fun exhibitions — some pre-taped, some recorded in different areas in New York City.
Pop all-stars BTS, who won four honors including best pop and best gathering, were first rate during a pre-taped execution, which highlighted their signature, talented movement. The seven musicians moved and sang in sharp suits, at certain focuses with the scenery of Times Square behind them.