The VMAs kicked off with a bang this past week at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, and perhaps there couldn’t have been a better host than Nicki Minaj, who has the most #1 rap songs in US iTunes history.
The star-studded affair was nothing short of spectacular and extraordinary moments, with Minaj bringing her performing arts background to the stage in the most theatrical way, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion taking the stage together, and Diddy performing and receiving the Global Icon Award received with his children by his side.
Not to mention all the fabulous pink carpet looks we saw our favorite celebrities arrive in. Yung Miami was a showstopper in designer Han Kjobenhavn, while the legendary Mary J. Blige served us a bead-and-feather tease from Albina Dyla.
Cardi B’s silver futuristic ensemble seemed complementary to VMA’s trophy, “the moon man,” and Saweetie gave skeletal realness in a pink crystal Area dress that appeared to be held together by two skeletal bones.
Sister’s Chloe and Halle Bailey also made a debut at the VMAs, with Chloe opting for a blue patch Roberto Cavalli dress, and her mini-me Halle looking citrusy in an orange chiffon dress from Le Thanh Hoa. Rumors are swirling that Halle may be expecting with beau DDG, and based on the silhouette she chose, the speculation continues to grow.
Ahead, see what our favorite celebrities wore on the pink carpet at VMAS 2023:
Nicki Minaj in Dolce & Gabbana
Yung Miami in Han Kjobenhavn
Mary J. Blige in Albina Dyla
Cardi B in Dilara
Chloe Bailey in Roberto Cavalli
Hailey Bailey in Le Thanh Hoa
Saweetie in the area
Doja Cat in Monse
JT in Palace of Mirrors
Ashanti in Monica Ivena
Emily Ratajkowski in Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier
NLE Choppa in Kennimer
The Combs twins and Chance Comb in Dolce & Gabbana
Doechii in Dsquared2
Shakira in Versace
Tiffany Haddish in Jason Wu
Olivia Rodrigo in Ludovic de Saint Sernin
Karol G at Ashi Studio
GloRilla in David Koma
Rita Ora in Rodarte
Nicki Minaj in Saint Laurent
Coco Jones in Moschino