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Here Are The 21 Biggest Moments From The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

Lil Nas X! Olivia Rodrigo! Megan Fox calling MGK her "future baby daddy"!

So, the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards were last night, and — just in case you, ya know, forgot to watch them — we've rounded up the 21 most talked about, must-see moments for your viewing pleasure! Ready? Perfect! Here we go:

1. Lots and lots of celebs strutted their stuff on the red carpet, delivering some unbelievable looks:

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2. And plenty of ridiculously hot power couples were out in full force, just to make us all question our own love lives:

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3. The red carpet was also a time for stars to pay tribute to their faves! For instance, Bretman Rock wore the exact same dress Aaliyah wore to the 2001 VMAs:

Bretman posing in a striped gown and boots
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4. While Madison Beer paid homage to an iconic Beyoncé look in this light pink number:

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5. And there was plenty of ~drama~ before the show even began! First, Conor McGregor threw a punch at Machine Gun Kelly:

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6. And then Jamila Mustafa threw (what was perceived by fans as) shade at Lil Nas X's unique red carpet look:

Watch how this interviewer responds after Lil Nas X asked her if he looked good during an interview at the #VMAs red carpet.

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7. Speaking of "unique looks," the official host of the evening, Doja Cat, wore plenty throughout the show:

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8. Olivia Rodrigo gave her first-ever VMA performance, just before picking up the award for Song of the Year for her smash hit, "Drivers License":

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9. And Lil Nas X paid tribute to people living with HIV during his incredible performance of his hits "Industry Baby" and "Montero":

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10. Travis Scott won for Best Hip-Hop Video for his collaboration with M.I.A. and Young Thug, "Franchise," but didn't thank Kylie Jenner in his speech:

Travis on stage accepting his award
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11. Kacey Musgraves gave a fiery performance of her new song, "Star-crossed":

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12. And Chlöe blew everyone away with the first live performance of her brand-new bop, "Have Mercy":

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13. Best Latin Video went to Billie Eilish and Rosalía for "Lo Vas A Olvidar," which caused quite a bit of backlash online:

Two white women won the Latin award. Y’all did this. Por estar en coro. I can show y’all freedom but y’all won’t like it https://t.co/WMwyYcutgf

Twitter: @S_Evangelina

14. Twenty One Pilots performed "Saturday," and lead singer Tyler Joesph used the opportunity to announce to the world that his wife is pregnant with their second child:

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15. Normani (alongside Teyana Taylor) turned up the heat with a sultry performance of "Wild Side":

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16. Blue Ivy Carter became the youngest person ever to win a VMA, thanks to her involvement in Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl" video, which won for Best Cinematography:

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17. Busta Rhymes performed a medley of some of his all-time greatest hits, and it brought! Me! Back:

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18. And speakin' of being "brought back," Foo Fighters also performed a medley of some of their greatest hits:

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19. Lil Nas X took home the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year, for his iconic lap-dancin'-on-Satan video, "Montero":

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20. And finally, Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker closed the show with a performance of "Paper Cuts"...

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21. ...but TBH, the standout moment of their performance was easily when they were introduced by their girlfriends — Megan Fox and Kourtney Kardashian, respectively — who referred to the fellas as their "future baby daddies":

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What did you think of the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards? Share all of your thoughts and feelings in the comments below!