The 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards kicked off on the red carpet tonight (August 24) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The VMA pre-show was hosted by Lucy Hale and featured performances by Charli XCX, Fifth Harmony, and more.
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Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks both walked the carpet in nearly all white outfits.
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Solange appeared in a black and navy suit with red lashes before the show began.
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Nicki Minaj, who has tallied more than 64 million views of her new video “Anaconda” in less than a week, arrived shortly after 8 pm in a gold and leopard print dress before performing onstage at The Forum. Fellow female emcee Iggy Azalea showed off a silver Versace gown.
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Shortly before the start of the ceremonies, Riff Raff and Katy Perry appeared in matching denim outfits paying tribute to Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears’ 2001 VMA fashion.
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Juicy J and Katy Perry look like they should be on top of a hood wedding cake....
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