The MTV Video Award returned to a Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Sunday after taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2021. (Aug. 28).
Nicki Minaj, who most recently achieved her first single No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Super Freaky Girl," was chosen as the 2022 VMAs Digital Vanguard Prizewinner, elevating her to the elite company of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Missy Elliott, and other icons of pop culture.
Additionally, LL Cool J, Jack Harlow, and Minaj served as co-hosts of the programme. On the show, Red Hot Chili Peppers, who won the 2022 VMAs Global Icon Award, also gave a performance.
While J Balvin and fellow Colombian singer Ryan Castro raced through "Nivel De Perre" while rocking beautiful zebra print leggings, the special feature of the enormous digital woman twerking stage alongside them was more perplexing than anything else, drawing viewers out of the moment a little.
Following Bad Bunny's exuberant performance one state away, Panic! at the Disco finished off the VMAs in terms of performance. However, Brendon Urie is a vocal powerhouse, and he really sold their latest single "Don't Let the Light Go Out," especially in the last minute.
Khalid performed their most recent collaboration, "Numb," a softly funky earworm that follows their earlier collaboration, "Silence," with Marshmello on guitar (and wearing green! Green!)
Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to late percussionist Taylor Hawkins throughout their performance and remarks in addition to being awarded the 2022 VMAs Global Icon.
Snoop Dogg and Eminem fully exploited the gravity-defying potential of a virtual act during the VMAs telecast, lighting up whilst floating through the air , bursting in and out of their Bored Ape avatars.
Kane Brown sounded fantastic on his stone sing-along "Grand" when performing outside of the Prudential Center at Fort Lee, New Jersey, where he was inside a lighting geometrically green stage.
One of the best live performers out there, Lizzo took her Hot 100 No. 1 song "About Damn Time" and Special highlight "2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)" to the VMAs.
Bad Bunny seized over the VMAs telecast in New York's Yankee Stadium shortly after won the VMA for performer of the year while Bad Bunny was on the east coast and not there.