VMAs red carpet 2022: MTV Video Music Awards’ stars make fashion statements ahead of live show

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Lizzo took center stage Sunday night as MTV celebrated music videos and the artists who created the sounds of the year at the Video Music Awards in New Jersey.

The “Good as Hell” singer wore a black Jean Paul Gaultier Couture strapless dress with billowy fabric that was bunched across her chest, falling into a dramatic train. Her makeup artist, Alexx Mayo, brushed her hair back from her face and she wore triple gold earrings to match a lip ring.

The red carpet was buzzing with A-list stars ahead of the show at the Prudential Center, which marks the return of the live program for the first time since 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic was shut down, forcing productions to restructure awards ceremonies.

‘Bachelorette’ star Rachel Lindsay rocked a little black dress with fringes and tassels as she posed for snaps before taking the show, while ‘Bachelor Nation’ co-star Tayshia Adams opted for jewel tones while she wore a silky green. number slipped with a thigh-grazing slit.

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Lizzo rocked in a strapless black dress at the Video Music Awards on Sunday

Host LL Cool J made his way across the carpet in a sleek black leather ensemble, complete with a matching T-shirt, black combat boots and sunglasses.

His co-host, Jack Harlow, caught the leather memo and wore a chocolate brown suit with lenses to complement the trendy color palette.

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Harlow told pre-show host Kevin Kennay that he was “hungry and focused” heading for the big night.

“I haven’t won many awards,” admitted Harlow before saying he “hoped to clean up tonight” with eight nominations and the night’s most awarded artist.

When asked to describe his upcoming performance, he used the word “Unforgettable”.

Rachel Lindsay stunned in a little black dress at the Video Music Awards on Sunday.

Rachel Lindsay stunned in a little black dress at the Video Music Awards on Sunday.
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The "bachelor party" star Tayshia Adams sports green gem colored dress on the 2022 MTV VMAs red carpet.

‘Bachelorette’ star Tayshia Adams will sport a green gem-colored dress on the red carpet of MTV VMAs in 2022.
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Nev Schulman wore white pants and a white shirt with a peace sign button-down, while Laura Perlongo wore a blue crop top and pants at the VMAs.

Nev Schulman wore white pants and a white shirt with a peace sign button-down, while Laura Perlongo wore a blue crop top and pants at the VMAs.
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Artist Sabrina Carpenter rocked a sparkly floral Moschino halter-neck dress on the black carpet before chatting with correspondent Tate McRae.

“I’m just so excited to be here, a little dressed up,” Carpenter said. “It’s like the most exciting and scary thing in the world.”

She said she was most excited to see the K-Pop group BLACKPINK perform, and admitted “I’m a huge BLACKPINK” fan.

The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award is given to an artist who has consistently released videos that have had a significant impact on videos by other artists and on pop culture in general. This year the award goes to rapper Nicki Minaj.

Sabrina Carpenter rocks a sparkly Moschino dress at the VMAs in New Jersey on Sunday.

Sabrina Carpenter rocks a sparkly Moschino dress at the VMAs in New Jersey on Sunday.
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Jack Harlow is one of three hosts for the night at the VMAs in New Jersey.

Jack Harlow is one of three hosts for the night at the VMAs in New Jersey.
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VMA's host LL Cool J attended the awards ceremony for a leather ensemble on Sunday night.

VMA’s host LL Cool J attended the awards ceremony for a leather ensemble on Sunday night.
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Musician Khalid sports colorblocked ensemble at the VMAS.

Musician Khalid sports colorblocked ensemble at the VMAS.
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“Nicki has broken barriers for women in hip-hop with her versatility and creative artistry,” said Bruce Gillmer, president of music, musical talent, programming and events at Paramount+, in a statement. “She changed the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style and still unabashedly ‘Nicki’.”

In addition to receiving the coveted award, Minaj is also making her comeback on the stage of the VMAs after a four-year absence. She is expected to perform a medley of her greatest hits and she is thrilled that her fans can tune in.

“I will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 #VMAs!” she wrote on Instagram. “NOT YOU!!!! I REPEAT!!!! You DO NOT want to miss my performance.”

Kane Brown told Fox News Digital exclusively “it’s a tremendous honor” to make history as the first male country artist to perform at the awards ceremony.

“I feel like we all have moments and memories watching the show’s performances and collaborations,” he said. “It’s such an iconic show to be a part of, and I’m really honored that they asked me. I can’t give too much away, but I can say they can expect it to be something they haven’t yet.” have seen before.”

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Speaking to Fox News Digital, Brown had a hard time deciding which artist? he is most excited to see, and which artist he would like to collaborate with in the future.

“I don’t even know if they’ve revealed the whole lineup yet, but there are too many great gigs happening to pick just one,” Brown explained. “I love collaborations. I always feel like different artists can always contribute different things, and it’s such an amazing creative space when you can come into a room and learn from each other and grow and create something that their fans And yours are proud of it too.”

Artists nominated for the evening’s most coveted award, Video of the Year, include Doja Cat for ‘Woman’, Drake for ‘Way 2 Sexy’, Ed Sheeran for ‘Shivers’, Harry Styles for ‘As It Was ‘, Lil Nas X and Harlow for ‘Industry Baby’ and Olivia Rodrigo for ‘cheeky’.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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