American pop-folk megastar Taylor Swift and Colombian artist Shakira lit up the 2023 vintage of the MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday evening near New York.
Prize for best song, best pop music, best direction and prize for best video clip for her hit Anti-Hero, Taylor Swift won no less than four awards at the MTV VMAs, the annual edition of which took place in a stadium in Newark, New Jersey. “It’s incredible,” said the multimillionaire superstar to tens of millions of subscribers on social networks, accepting the most important prize of the evening, that of best video clip, which she had already won in 2022 .
Another star of the year, the artist Shakira, aged 46, won the most prestigious prize of the evening, that of “Video Vanguard”, which rewards innovations in the audiovisual recording industry. Wearing a long, very airy, sparkling dress, the Colombian singer ended her performance by taking a walkabout to a platform that raised her above the audience. “Thanks to MTV. Thank you for playing such an important role in my career since I was 18,” she exclaimed.
It was rapper Lil Wayne, originally from Harlem, who opened the annual edition of the MTV VMAs. The one who made a triumph on stage was thus awarded a prize for his long career in rap. “It’s so surreal. I started as a newspaper delivery boy,” said the 53-year-old rapper.
New York hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj set Neward Stadium on fire for the second year in a row, where she performed live her new single, Last Time I Saw You, which will appear on her upcoming album, including the release is scheduled for November. Nicki Minaj won best hip-hop album on Tuesday night for Super Freaky Girl.
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