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Here's What You Should Know About Every Performance At Last Night's VMAs

It was quite the night!

1. Taylor Swift opened the show with a rendition of "You Need To Calm Down"...

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Used a lot of bubble letters...

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And then gave a debut live performance of her new single "Lover" which the crowd, for lack of a better word, loved.

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2. Shawn Mendes performed "If I Can't Have You" in a sheer button down and gave us some sweet, sweet, falsetto...

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while the stage basically turned into a giant tie dyed T-shirt.

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3. Lizzo started her performance with "Truth Hurts," complete with backup dancers and a giant floating butt.

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She then transitioned to "Good As Hell," where she took a sec to give a speech that had me crying on the couch.

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4. The Jonas Brothers teleported to Asbury Park where they performed "Sucker" and "Only Human."

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They walked around a lot...

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Mingled with fans...

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And Joe wore this denim vest.

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There were also some fireworks.

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5. Lil Nas X took a moment to troll himself.

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And then went into "Panini" (NOT "Old Town Road"), giving us some major Tron vibes.

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6. Missy Elliott performed at the VMAs for the first time in 16 years ahead of accepting her Vanguard Video Award, and brought. The. Fucking. House. DOWN.

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She debuted her new single "Throw It Back"!!

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She changed the weather and put on her bubble suit for "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"!!!

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She brought out the legendary Alyson Stoner for "Work It"!!!!

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And finally, brought the entire crowd to its feet for "Lose Control."

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ALL HAIL THE QUEEN.

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7. Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello performed "Señorita" live onstage for the very first time.

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There were lots of candles.

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They almost kissed and people went nuts...

EVERYONE IN THE CROWD WAITING OF SHAWN AND CAMILA TO KISS LMAO #VMAs

but then they didn't.

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8. Miley performed "Slide Away" with violins and a black dress, and hit us all right in the feels.

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9. Rosalía took to the stage to perform "A Ningun Hombre", "Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi", and "Aute Cuture". She started with a simple spotlight...

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Got some help from Ozuna...

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And ended with her very own castle/chapel.

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10. H.E.R. brought out a full band to accompany her uplifting single, "Anti."

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Many of the band members wore shirts that said “Anti Bullying,” “Anti Racism,” and “Anti Sexism.”

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And H.E.R. finished it out with a rockin' guitar solo.

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11. Normani had her first-ever live performance as a solo artist, singing "Motivation" from atop a basketball hoop.

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There was a lot of purple.

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And Normani eventually did THAT.

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I'm still recovering.

12. Big Sean and A$AP Ferg started their new song "BEZERK" as a grafitti artist spray painted "Detroit2Harlem" on the backs of their backup dancers.

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They took it to the crowd.

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They dropped it low.

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And that was that.

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13. J. Balvin and Bad Bunny transported us to a Saturday morning cartoon for their performance of "Qué Pretendes."

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There were cactuses everywhere...

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Super long legs and big hands...

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And giant critters bouncing all around the stage.

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I wasn't mad at it.

14. And finally, a slew of New Jersey icons closed out the show with a medley to end all medleys.

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Naughty by Nature kicked it off with "OPP".

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And then Redman and Method Man gave us a verse of "Da Rockwilder".

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Fetty Wap blessed us with his classic song, "Trap Queen".

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Wycleff Jean sang "Gone Till November".

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Queen Latifah RODE IN ON A MOTORCYCLE...

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Put on my NEW FAVORITE COAT....

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And restored world peace with her song "U.N.I.T.Y."

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And then everyone came onstage, and Naughty By Nature finished it out with "Hip Hip Hooray."

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I was delightfully exhausted.

And that's pretty much it!!! See you all again next year!

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