The stars were shining bright at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday (Aug. 28). This year’s frontrunner with 11 nominations, Beyoncé, arrived early with her adorable daughter Blue Ivy, donning matching outfits. Queen Bey also posed on the red carpet with her LEMONADE co-stars including Parkwood signees Chloe x Halle, model Winnie Harlow, and Trayvon Martin’s mother.
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill arrived together—Nicki in a blue Bao Tranchi gown and Meek in a Dolce&Gabbana velvet bomber jacket. Nicki’s “Do You Mind” collaborator DJ Khaled kissed his pregnant fiancée Nicole’s belly before taking over pre-show hosting duties.
Desiigner hit up his first VMA carpet shirtless in a salmon-colored Maison Margiela suit, while Best Hip-Hop Video nominee Chance the Rapper opted for overalls and a “Chance 3” hat.
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