The hottest stars is music have all made their way to the Big Apple for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Taking place at the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday night (Aug. 20), Cardi B leads the VMAs with 10 nominations this year, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” and “Best Hip-Hop.” Cardi B also makes her long-awaited return to the stage, opening the 2018 VMAs. It serves as the Bronx rapper’s first performance since the birth of her baby daughter Kulture. Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Ariana Grande, Logic with Ryan Tedder, Shawn Mendes and more will serve as performers as the annual award show. Before the main show got underway, the big stars showed off their stylish looks on the red carpet.

Cardi, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and fiancé Pete Davidson, the Migos, Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, G-Eazy, J. Lo, Camila Cabello, and more were all smiles while posing for the cameras and catching pre-show interviews. Check out photos from the VMAs red carpet below.

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