31.08 2020 21:06h

THE U.S JUST HAD THEIR FIRST MAJOR US AWARDS SHOW TO TAKE PLACE DURING THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC!

The MTV Video Music Awards was aired on Sunday August 30th making it the first awards show to take place since COVID-19.
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The event was held both virtually and in person, it was filmed without a live audience. Most of the performances were recorded in advance due to health guidelines. Many celebrities attended the event including Bella Hadid, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and more.

Performers of the VMA’s were exempt from New York’s normal COVID-19 quarantine rules and did not have to do the full two-week quarantine. The VMA’s applied through DOH to allow individuals that are part of cast and crew are required to adhere to strict procedures that include quarantining when not working, wearing masks, and social distancing and rigorous testing during their stay.

There were many huge moments of the VMA’s including, Lady Gaga winning the first-ever MTV Tricon award, which is an award MTV invented just for her. It was given to her for being a triple-icon in music, acting, fashion, and activism.

The Weeknd called for justice with his speech for winning video of the year for “Blinding Lights.” “Justice for Jacob Blake. Justice for Breonna Taylor.”

Rapper, DaBaby, made a powerful statement about police brutality, and his performance started off with the rapper wearing the Lakers colors as a tribute to Kobe Bryant and dancing. The performance then shifted, and he was arrested, handcuffed, and placed in the back of a police car.

The VMA’s also announced that the award show was dedicated to Chadwick Boseman, who recently passed away after four years of fighting colon cancer.

Did you see highlights from the MTV Video Music awards?

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