VMAs Recap: Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, BTS and Other Standouts

I’d never have guessed that MTV would fare better with two hands tied behind their back than they would with complete freedom, but their Covid-19 shackles actually set them free from the routine that has plagued them for the last decade. With the universally beloved Keke Palmer as its emcee sporting a digitally generated backdrop of New York City, the show featured outstanding outdoor performances, dancers donning masks, a drive-in audience, virtual and in-person acceptance speeches, and much more. In short, MTV hit it out of the park. Enjoy the highlights below.

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Mac Miller Releases “My Favorite Part” With Ariana Grande

Perhaps I have high expectations, but when the lyrics of a song are “you just don’t know how beautiful you are/and that’s my favorite part,” I find myself wincing in pain. Also, while it’s smart to use Ariana Grande as your plus one in a video, you better be worth it. In the case of Mac Miller . . . he is not. Lastly, I think we’re all aware that this is biting off “That Boy is Mine” by Brandy & Monica. See below.