VMAs Recap: Drake becomes #BoyfriendGoals and The Beyhive Swarms
The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAS) is recognized as one of the best award shows in music - with no shortage of outrageous moments, outlandish fashion choices, and unforgettable performances (Madonna and Britney, anyone?). Last night's show did not disappoint and definitely upheld its longstanding reputation for the entertaining and eccentric. Below we break down the most noteworthy highlights of the VMAS.Beyoncé Wins at…Everything: The Queen managed to secure more VMA nominations (11 in total) than any other artist ever, take home the award for Best Video, and wow audiences with an incredible fifteen minute performance from Lemonade. However, Cashmere’s favorite Beyoncé moment at the VMAs was her acceptance speech, in which she delivered a beautiful tribute to the people of New Orleans. Cue a frenzy in the Beyhive.Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Take us to Spin Class: Although there has been some negativity circulating in the media regarding a lack of chemistry between the two performers onstage, but the two deserve some recognition. It has to be extremely difficult to belt out those kind of tunes while peddling on a stationary bike.Alicia Takes the Stage: Alicia Keys took the stage to present the award for Best Male Video, and utilized the presentation as a platform for good. She reminded viewers that it was the 53rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and recited a poem. Her speech emphasized that although the night was dedicated to music and entertainment, nights like these are able to serve a greater purpose and can shed light on what is most important.Hard Act to Follow: I myself have remained a Britney spears throughout her career from her ‘Toxic’ days to her more recent G-Eazy collaboration days. However, as Twitter underscored in the hours following her performance – taking the stage following Beyoncé isn’t easy.The Night’s Greatest ‘Awww’ Moment: Drake and Rihanna: When Drake presented Rihanna with the Video Vanguard award, calling her "someone I've been in love with since I was 22 years old” the world swooned – reminding everyone that they deserve that special someone willing to get them their own billboard and confess their love while onstage of a major awards show.