It was the night when women ruled the stage. Beyonce bringing down the house at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, with a 15 minutes medley from her powerful Lemonade album.
And taking home eight awards including the top prize, Video of the Year.>> I have the most incredible team. They work tirelessly. They stay up all night and I could not have done this without you guys.>> VMA organizers had announced only three hours before the show began that Beyonce would perform.
The singer arrived on the red carpet with the mothers of some African American men who were killed in racially charged episodes over the past two years, including Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner. Britney Spears making a comeback to the VMA stage for the first time in a decade after releasing a new album last week.
>> And it's keeping me alive.>> And Rihanna sinking 13 of the biggest hits in her 13 year career to mark her Lifetime Achievement Award.>>
>> All eyes were also on Kanye West, who has often hijacked the live VMA show. The rapper presented a new video for his single Fade. But not before he gave a rambling, improvised speech that touched on poverty, his wife, Kim Kardashian, and his long running feud with Taylor Swift.