What Went Down at the 2018 Vma’s


Christopher Vargas, Entertainment Editor

Cardi-B Drama

Right before the performances started, Cardi-B kicked off the show with a weird bit where she swaddled an MTV award in a baby blanket. She then later threw shade at Nicki Minaj’s new album Queen by one up-ing her and calling herself The Empress. It was strange but, it was still one of the more memorable moments of the show.

Fifth Harmony Drama

Hostess Tiffany Haddish roasts Fifth Harmony. After announcing that Camila Cabello was up for five VMAs. She states “So for those of you who are watching at home: Hi Fifth Harmony!” Then, when Nicki Minaj won Best Hip Hop she goes out to defend Fifth Harmony out of respect for Normani Kordei.

Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott Drama

Travis Scott while on stage mentioned that his album Astroworld is number 1. This might seem like gloating with Nicki Minaj’s recent rant about Astroworld.  This remark looks like a jab at Nicki Minaj for her album Queen being beneath Astroworld.


The Winners

Category: Video

Winner: Havana-Camila Cabello Ft. Young Thug


Category: Artist of the year

Winner: Camila Cabello


Category: Song of the year

Winner: Rockstar-Post Malone ft. 21 Savage


Category: Best new artist

Winner: Cardi B


Category: Best collaboration

Winner: Dinero-Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B


Category: Best pop

Winner: No tears left to cry– Ariana Grande


Category: Best Hip-Hop

Winner: Chun-Li– Nicki Minaj


Category: Best Latin

Winner: Mi Gente-  J Balvin, Willy William


Category: Best Dance

Winner: Lonely Together-Avicii ft. Rita Ora


Category: Best Rock

Winner: Whatever It Takes- Imagine Dragons


Category: Video With a Message   

Winner: This Is America- Childish Gambino


Category: Best Cinematography

Winner: APES**T– The Carters–Cinematography by Benoit Debie


Category: Best Direction

Winner: This is America- Childish GambinoDirected by Hiro Murai


Category: Best Art Direction

Winner APES**T- The Carters–Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue