Later in the night, Megan Thee Stallion will be joined on stage by the best hip-hop nominee for a performance of their hit track “Bongos” at the VMAs.
Cardi B made a statement at the MTV Video Music Awards by flaunting her signature style. The rapper, known for her hit song “Bodak Yellow,” graced the red carpet in a custom-made floor-length gown and arm cuffs adorned with silver hairpins and pearls, designed by Dilara Findikoglu. Her pin-straight waist-length hair added to her glamorous look.
As a performer, Cardi B is accustomed to extravagant outfits and aims to bring her creative vision to life through her clothes and pictures. She has previously showcased her fashion sense at the 2023 Grammys and Met Gala events where she wore complex structured gowns and unique show-stopping dresses. Her afterparty look was equally stunning.
The nominations for the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced and it’s no surprise that Taylor Swift, SZA, Miley Cyrus, and other big names are leading the pack. Additionally, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are set to perform their new song “Bongos” at the awards show, marking their first performance together since the 2021 Grammy Awards where they performed “WAP.” At the 2021 VMAs, “WAP” received five nominations including song of the summer, song of the year, best collaboration, best hip-hop, and video of the year. Despite the competition, Cardi and Megan are expected to bring their A-game to the stage and deliver a performance that will blow the audience away.
In an interview with MTV, Cardi B shared how much hip-hop means to her as a proud native of the Bronx. She believes that hip-hop was created to give voice to the struggles and pain that people in her community face. As someone whose life and culture are intertwined with the Bronx, she recognizes that without hip-hop, she wouldn’t be where she is today. Apart from their collaboration on “WAP,” both Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion are nominated for separate awards at this year’s VMAs. The two rappers will also be performing alongside other musicians such as Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, and Lil Wayne, among others.
The lineup of performers for the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards has been announced, including Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin, and Stray Kids. In addition to these artists, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Shakira will also be taking the stage to perform during the awards show. Both icons will be receiving special awards, with Diddy being honored with the global icon award and Shakira receiving the video vanguard award. Fans are eagerly anticipating a performance by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, who are known for their colorful and beachy aesthetic in their “Bongos” music video. With the show taking place at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, viewers can expect a night full of exciting performances and special moments.