Though Rihannah is sometimes been accused of seeming more like a vessel for producers than anything else, a unified and singular vision at work, a vision that the VMAs then connected with her hugely fun back catalogue.
It had been known for awhile that Rihanna would receive the Video Vanguard Award at this year's VMAS.
Word is Beyonce cut her red carpet walk short because Blue Ivy, who wore a gorgeous dress priced at $10, 950 was not here for it.
"I put Ray J in it bro", he said, referring to Kardashian's ex with whom she did a sex tape.
The following night they enjoyed some romantic time when they headed out for an intimate dinner date at Nobu in New York City.
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This time, she came armed with a gift for Fallon and also decided to make light of her fall from the previous visit. Check out more from Trainor's interview with Fallon below.
After congratulating Rihanna with a billboard in NYC, ahead of Sunday's MTV VMAs, Drake took things a step further when he presented her with the Video Vanguard Award.
On Sunday, he said: "She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22 years old".
Another victor for the night was former Super Sweet 16 star Teyana Taylor who starred as the main performer of Kanye West's latest video Fade, which he premiered as part of his free reign of the stage alongside a quintessential "Kanye Rant". He commended her fashion and her ability to remain true to herself. Following Beyoncé, Brittney Spears preformed "Make Me" featuring rapper G-Eazy. Later in the evening, she rocked a gold sequin ensemble as she accepted three awards, including Best Female Video and Best R&B Video for "Crazy in Love".
"Thank you to my fans". "Have a handsome night". However, he only touched on the Taylor Swift scandal once in his speech.
Jimmy Fallon, who presented video of the year, dressed up as Ryan Lochte and even sported the swimmer's platinum blonde hair.
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"This is a night for us all to be thankful for what you have done for us!" reads the caption.
"I'm turned on by guys who are cultured. I'll give it to my family, I'll give it to my work - but I will not give it to a man right now". Take, tell Taylor this. Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande preformed "Side to Side" a song on Grande's recently released album "Dangerous Woman". "The rapper-singer-producer performed his hit "(Expletive) Up Some Commas".
Hip hop video: Drake, "Hotline Bling". They danced and drank all night and Drake did not let her out of his sight for one minute. You have affected so many of our lives in the best way possible. Harris accepted the award in a video message.
Coldplay, Desiigner, Fergie and Alessia Cara earned multiple nominations, while David Bowie - who died from cancer earlier this year - is nominated for best direction, cinematography, art direction and editing for "Lazarus".
After the Video Music Awards, he posted a very couple-looking photo of them on his Instagram.
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I've had several checks that show I am fit to race in Monza and I am sure I will be in the vehicle this weekend. It does have some high speed corners that are a challenge too, so it's just really cool.
Song of summer: Fifth Harmony feat. The pop band DNCE, led by Joe Jonas, won best new artist.