Rihanna kicked off the MTV VMA’s on pink overload.
The Video Vanguard award recipient opened up the show with her most memorable high energy dance hits “Please Don’t Stop The Music”, “Where Have You Been”, and “We Found Love.” The pop star brought the house down with high energy choreography as she and her dancers were dressed head to toe in bubblegum pink ensembles.
For the next performance, Rihanna gave us the real island ting we were looking for. Donning a doo-rag and feathered satin bra, the Bajan singer put on a bashment themed performance featuring some of her breakout reggae-fused hits like “Rude Boy” ,”What’s My Name”, “Work”
Next up, we got to see Rihanna’s edgier side. With a cropped cut, Rih Rih rocked out to “Needed Me” “Pour It Up” and “Bitch Better Have My Money.”
Mary J. Blige presented Rihanna’s final performance, reflecting on the little island girl whose biggest dreams came to life in a major way.
Rihanna wrapped up her night with the power ballads “Stay”, “Diamonds”, and “Love On The Brain.” Wrapped in a champagne-colored gown, Rihanna gave an emotional performance over the swinging sounds of a live symphony, making it easy to see how much she’s grown vocally over the years.
Rihanna’s real life prince charming Drake emerged from the side of the stage in a dapper tuxedo to present his longtime (eh, um) friend with her Video Vanguard Award. Drake reflecting on his first time meeting Rihanna in 2005 at her “Pon De Replay” video shoot in Toronto when he wasn’t so famous.
He applauds his friend for remaining authentic with her massive fame, and professes his love for the Caribbean singer. “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old. She’s someone I look up to even though she’s younger than me. She’s one of my closest friends.”
1. In 2015, Miley Cyrus revealed that she identifies as sexually fluid, telling Paper magazine, “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age.”
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2. Ricky Martin shocked the world when he came out as gay in 2010. The father of two once revealed, “I know that I like both men and women, I’m against sexual labels.”
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3. After photos surfaced of her making out with Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne came clean about her bisexuality, saying, “It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it.”
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4. Frank Ocean captivated the world with his songs about love and women. When he opened up about his experience falling in love with a guy, he garnered the attention of many more.
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5. Lady Gaga has been open about her sexuality since the beginning of her career. After naysayers claimed it was all for marketing, she said, “This is who I am and who I have always been.”
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6. After coming under fire for using the F bomb multiple times on social media, Azealia Banks defended herself, saying “I can’t be homophobic. I’m bisexual.”
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7. Amber Rose has never been shy about her sexuality. She even openly admitted to being in a relationship with a girl, way before her Kanye days.
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8. David Bowie was one of the most notable artists of all time, whose sexuality and gender bent all of the traditional rules.
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9. Mel B once revealed that she was in a four-year relationship with a woman before.
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10. In 2013, Zoe Saldana said that she “might end up with a woman raising my children. I’ve been attracted to the male species, but if one day I wake up and want to be with a woman, I will do that because it is my life, therefore it is my decision.”
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11. Megan Fox told Esquire Magazine once, “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual.”
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12. Angelina Jolie has always been open about her bisexuality. She once told OK Magazine, “I have loved women in the past and slept with them.”
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