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Beyoncé reigned supreme at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (Aug. 28). Arriving with daughter Blue Ivy and the mothers of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, and Trayvon Martin on the red carpet, all eyes were on Queen Bey as she entered Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The iconic performer was nominated for 11 VMAs heading into the award show, and left with 8. She won for “Video of the Year,” “Best Female Video,” “Best Pop Video” and swept technical nominations for “Formation.” Her 8 wins on Sunday gives Beyoncé a total of 22 moonmen, surpassing Madonna (20) with the most VMAs ever. It was a perfect night for Queen Bey, who delivered one of the night’s memorable moments with a 16-minute medley set of her visual album LEMONADE.

Other big winners included the Video Vanguard Award recipient Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Fifth Harmony, and Drake. Check out the full list of winners below.

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Rihanna was honored throughout the night at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (Aug. 28) in New York City. The pop superstar delivered four performances during the three-hour show, running through various hits during her ten-year career. Selected as the recipient of this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Rihanna was presented the prestigious award by her current rumored boyfriend Drake.

We love the music which can change styles from album to album, we love the videos which change their artistic vision from year to year, but, most of all, we love the woman who hasn’t changed since day one,” said Drake. Moments later the Toronto rapper admitted, “she’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old.”

When I think about the vanguard award, and receiving this tonight, I think about my country.” said the 28-year-old during her acceptance speech. “They’re gonna be so proud. This is the first Vanguard Award to land anywhere close to my country. This started out as my dream. But now its my family’s, it’s my country’s, it’s the Caribbean as the whole, it’s women’s, it’s Black women’s.”

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Going into the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (Aug. 28), the subject on everyone’s mind was Kanye West and what was the rapper planning to do on stage. The designer/mogul was given four minutes of free time during the VMAs, to do or say whatever comes to mind. Before premiering the steamy music video for “Fade” starring Teyana Taylor, Kanye delivered a speech, where he discussed wanting Beyoncé to win “Video of the Year,” the infamous “Famous” video, and the Taylor Swift controversy behind the lyric on that same song.

Along with shouting out Puff Daddy, 2 Chainz, Chance the Rapper, and Jaden Smith, Yeezus praised his wife Kim Kardashian West and also named some of his creative idols. “My role models are artist merchants. There are less than 10 I can name in history. Truman, Ford, Hughes, Disney, Jobs, West,” he said.

One person that also got a shout out was Kanye’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose. “I see you Amber,” said the 39-year-old loudly, as Amber nodded back stunned. That moment social media in a frenzy and got the Garden crowd going, as they cheered and applauded.

Watch Kanye’s full speech below.

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After various reports and rumors the past 48 hours, Beyoncé appeared at the 2016 Video Music Awards on Sunday night at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The iconic performer delivered a thrilling 16-minute set of songs off her LEMONADE visual LP, including the songs “Pray You Catch Me,” “Hold Up,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” and “Formation.”

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The stars were out on Sunday night (Aug. 28) at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Hosted by DJ Khaled, the three-hour show was lead by four medley performances from this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient, Rihanna. That wasn’t all as Beyoncé had jaws dropping worldwide, bringing her LEMONADE visual album to life with a thrilling 16-minute set.

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj performed their Dangerous Woman collaboration “Side To Side” for the first-time, while 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps introduced Future’s performance of “F*ck Up Some Commas.” Nick Jonas and Ty Dolla $ign hit a 24-hour restaurant for “Bacon,” and G-Eazy joined Britney Spears for a sleazy and erotic performance of “Make Me” and “Me, Myself & I.”

Kanye West gave a shout out to Amber Rose during his unfiltered four-minute speech, before world premiering the music video for “Fade” which stars Teyana Taylor.

Watch some of the highlights below.

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The entertainment world all gathered at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday (Aug. 28) for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Hosted by DJ Khaled, the night opened with Rihanna giving the first of her four performances throughout the evening, before accepting her Video Vanguard Award presented by Drake.

Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Future, Britney Spears and G-Eazy, and Nick Jonas with Ty Dolla $ign all performed during the three-hour show. Plus, Kanye West delivered another memorable moment, hitting the stage for a four-minute speech before world premiering the music video for “Fade.”

Before the main show started, artists smiled and posed for the mob of cameras on the red carpet. Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, 2 Chainz, Chance the Rapper, Rita Ora, Tinashe, Amber Rose and plenty more showed off their stylish outfits before making their way into The Garden for all of the evening’s action.

Check out the full 36-photo gallery from the VMAs red carpet below.

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The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards took over New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday night (Aug. 28). Hosted by DJ Khaled, the star-studded event revolved around this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient, Rihanna. Instead of delivering one grand performance, the Bajan beauty took viewers down memory lane with four separate moments on stage.

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As the 2016 the MTV VMA red carpet kicks off in Madison Square Garden, the celebs are beginning to arrive in style. With the announcement of Beyonce as a surprise live performer, the A-List setlist — which includes Future, Ariana Grande, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, 4 minutes of Kanye and more — receives added anticipation in New York City.

Watch the MTV Red Carpet live stream here.

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The countdown is on for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, taking place this Sunday live from New York City. With four days until the big show kicks off, the star power just got bigger as Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and DJ Khaled have been added to this year’s VMA lineup.

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Beyoncé sits pretty at the top, as the music icon leads the nominees for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Queen Bey’s latest album LEMONADE has earned the singer 11 nominations including “Video of the Year,” “Best Female Video,” “Best Collaboration,” and “Best Pop Video.” Adele received eight nominations, while Ariana Grande and Drake follow behind with five and four nods respectively.

Beyoncé’s “Formation” will go head-to-head with Kanye West’s controversial “Famous,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” and Adele’s “Hello” for “Video of the Year.” Drake, 2 Chainz, and Chance the Rapper battle for “Best Hip-Hop Video,” while Bryson Tiller and Desiigner get nods for “Best New Artist.”

Rihanna, The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Alessia Cara, and Mike Posner also are up for a Moonman, as the 2016 MTV VMAs take place Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m EST live from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Check out the full nomination list below.

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