Tuesday evening’s (Sept. 12) 2023 MTV Video Music Awards had a bit of one thing for everybody, from Olivia Rodrigo‘s explosive “Vampire/Get Him Back!” medley to the night’s emcee, Nicki Minaj, previewing an unnamed Pink Friday 2 observe and performing “Last Time I Saw You,” to Karol G‘s neon-drenched “Oki Doki/Ta OK” efficiency, Doja Cat‘s spooky “Attention/Paint the Town Red” trifecta and the show-closing all-star hip-hop fiftieth anniversary tribute that includes DMC, Doug E. Contemporary, Grandmaster Flash and the Livid 5, LL Cool J, Lil Wayne and Minaj.

The lengthy, lengthy evening swung from nation to hip-hop, pop, Latin and rock, with Kelsea Ballerini performing the world premiere efficiency of “Penthouse,” Fall Out Boy enjoying their up to date Billy Joel cowl of “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” Shakira‘s mind-bending, hip-shaking medley of hits earlier than accepting her landmark Video Vanguard Award and a powerful exhibiting from Ok-Pop acts Stray Children (“S-Class”) and Tomorrow X Along with Anitta (“Back For More”).

Peso Pluma represented for Regional Mexican music with an arresting run by means of his observe “Lady Gaga,” NLE Choppa roped in Nelly for a medley of his “Ain’t Gonna Answer” and his tackle the St. Louis legend’s “It’s Getting Hot,” whereas Metro Boomin’ flooded the zone with Future, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee and Nav for the primary broadcast performances of “Superhero (Heroes & Villains)” and “Calling.”

Italian rockers Måneskin returned to the VMA stage with barely extra garments to tear by means of their new single, “Honey (Are U Coming?),” whereas Lil Wayne stacked up his new single, “Kat Food,” with a medley that additionally featured “Back That Azz Up” and “Uproar” and International Icon Award winner Diddy offered a medley of his greatest hits, together with “I’ll Be Missing You/Bad Boys For Life/I Need a Girl.”

Talking of killer profession overviews, Demi Lovato previewed her new Revamped album, with rocked-up variations of “Heart Attack/Sorry Not Worry/Cool For Summer,” on an evening when Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion carried out their new NSFW single “Bongos” reside for the primary time and Anitta danced throughout the stage to “Used to Be/Funk Rave/Grip.”

Try all of the evening’s foremost stage performances beneath.

NLE Choppa feat. Nelly — “Ain’t Gonna Answer/It’s Getting Hot”

Olivia Rodrigo — “Vampire/Get Him Back!”

Anitta — “Used to Be/Funk Rave/Grip”

Lil Wayne — “Back That Azz Up/Uproar/Kat Food”

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion — “Bongos”

Demi Lovato — “Heart Attack/Sorry Not Sorry/Cool For Summer”

Doja Cat — “Attention/Paint the Town Red/Demons”

Shakira — “She Wolf/Te Felicito/TQG/Objection (Tango)/Hips Don’t Lie/Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53”

Nicki Minaj — “Last Time I Saw You” (plus snippet of unnamed new music)

Diddy (feat. King Combs, Keyshia Cole)– “Ill Be Missing You/It’s All About the Benjamins/Last Night/Mo’ Money, Mo Problems/Bad Boys For Live/I Need a Girl”

Stray Children — “S-Class”

Peso Pluma — “Lady Gaga”

Metro Boomin feat. Future, Swae Lee, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Nav — “Superhero/Calling”

Karol G — “Oki Doki/Tá Ok”

Fall Out Boy — “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

Tomorrow X Collectively feat. Anitta — “Back For More”

Måneskin — “Honey (Are U Coming?)”

Kelsea Ballerini — “Penthouse”

Hip-Hop fiftieth Anniversary Medley feat. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J, Run-DMC, Slick Rick, Doug E. Contemporary and Grand Grasp Flash & the Livid 5