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The 2018 Video Music Awards aired Monday night from New York's Radio City Music Hall, and featured several memorable, moving and entertaining moments.
Notable events at the show include a showstopping performance by Jennifer Lopez, who was also honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. She sang a compilation of her greatest hits, including “On the Floor”; “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”; "Booty"; “Dance Again”; and her most recent single featuring DJ Khaled, “Dinero.”
Castmembers of MTV's reality hit The Hills — including Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Jason Wahler, Frankie Delgado, Justin Bobby Brescia and Stephanie Pratt — appeared on the red carpet to tease big news, which later in the show was revealed to be a reboot of the program, titled The Hills: New Beginnings. A teaser aired during a commercial break.
Toward the end of the show, Madonna detailed what the late Aretha Franklin, who died Aug. 16, meant to her and her career. Critics and Twitter users slammed the singer for telling a self-indulgent story, rather than truly honoring Franklin's legacy, and Madonna's traditional African garb sparked accusations of cultural appropriation.
The show also featured performances by Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Logic featuring Ryan Tedder, Travis Scott and Panic! At the Disco.
Read on for a roundup of the show's most memorable moments.
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