The MTV Video Music Awards took place last night, and boy was it gay. From Lil Nas X being as extra and perfect as ever, to a surprise visit from Alison Stoner, Lizzo twerking her way to our hearts, and the continued support of Taylor Swift. This year’s VMA’s practically had a rainbow stamp pressed all over it. And we’ll give you a round-up of some of the proud LGBTQ moments.
Lil Nas X
This has been Lil Nas X’s year. From making a hit song that keeps breaking music records to becoming a celebrated personality online and in interviews. And it was the personality that shined on the VMA stage.
First, Lil Nas X started off his performance with his latest single “Panini.” And the performance was the perfect representation of the Meme-friendly and internet savvy musician.
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) August 27, 2019
But it was when Lil Nas X won the VMA for Song of the Year, his “first award ever,” that the rapper whipped out a long scroll to give his acceptance speech. And, he then instantly became the newest internet meme.
Absolutely no one:
Not a single soul:
— GIPHY Identity (@GIPHYIdentity) August 27, 2019
Me opening The Cheesecake Factory Menu: pic.twitter.com/20iRNqJMct
— Americana at Brand Memes (@americanamemes) August 27, 2019
— caitlyn colombi (@CaitlynC12) August 27, 2019
Ever since the release of her single “You Need To Calm Down,” Taylor Swift has actively supported LGBTQ initiatives and people. (Though, she started aggressively supporting LGBTQ rights slightly before that).
And now, Swift is adding to that support by not only having best friend Todrick Hall on the VMA stage with her, but RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Tatiana, Trinity the Tuck, Akeria C. Davenport, and more. Plus, the singer made sure that everyone knew she supported the Equality Act while on the VMA stage.
Even better, the crowd got a good laugh when with a Swift related scene thanks to the ever confused John Travolta (who still remembers the Idina Menzel incident?). When Travolta thought he’d handed the “Video of The Year” award to Swift, he actually gave it to a drag queen look-alike. Hilarity ensued.
John Travolta mistook Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift when handing over the award for ‘Video of the Year.’ 😂 pic.twitter.com/z8MsJtcp1V
— Pop Crave (@PopCraveMusic) August 27, 2019
Next, it was nice to see former Disney Channel star Alison Stoner reappear on our tv screens. The dancer and choreographer, who is openly gay, is best known for appearing on Disney Channel shows like The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and movies like Camp Rock. But, Stoner is also known for appearing in the famous Missy Elliott music video “Work It.”
To honor that song, and Elliott in her VMAs performance, Stoner got up on stage to give a quick dance routine. And we were loving it.
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) August 27, 2019
— Alyson Stoner (@AlysonStoner) August 27, 2019
— 🕷 (@filmofcolour) August 27, 2019
Lizzo, who is also a great advocate and ally for LGBTQ people and LGBTQ life, gave her own amazing performance. The “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell” performer twerked her way into our hearts (again!).
The 2019 VMAs
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