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A fiery start to a politically charged night at the MTV Video Awards in Los Angeles. Before starting his high energy set, rapper Kendrick Lamar played news footage of a police brutality report. He won six awards, including best hip hop, But lost out on the award for Artist of the Year to Ed Sheeran.
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Another strong message was delivered by the mother of Heather Haya. The victim killed in a fire wrecked match in Charlottesville. She used the opportunity to announce the foundation to help people fight against racism. Ending the night on a powerful note, this year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, a lifetime achievement of sorts, was handed to the singer Pink.
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She performed a medley of tracks while on a car that flew through the audience. It was a night dominated by stars, but there was also a political message to Donald Trump. Transgender military personnel also attended the show, after the US President signed a directive to ban them