Sexy Performances & Bizarre Speeches: See The MTV VMA's Most Shocking Moments

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Feb. 25 2019, Updated 11:47 a.m. ET

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From awkward skits to sexy performances and red-carpet PDA, celebrities went all out at the 2018 VMAs. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to see the wild photos and learn about the most shocking moments of the night.

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Cardi B showed up in a pixie cut and busty purple dress to open the 2018 VMAs—but as soon as it was over, she rushed to McDonalds to get herself a hearty burger!

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Blake Lively, 30, Anna Kendrick, 33, and The Rockettes got up on stage in full glittery attire to do a bizarre sketch comedy—and fans were not impressed. As the dancers kicked their long legs behind them, the actresses tried explaining the plot of their upcoming movie, A Simple Favor. They made joke after joke and did their best to capture the interest of the crowd—but no one could hear them! All in all, it was a very awkward moment.

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Ariana Grande, 25, and fiancée Pete Davidson, 24, could not keep their hands off each other on the red carpet! As soon as they arrived at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the love birds shared some steamy kisses in front of the cameras, and giggled all the way to the stage!

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Madonna, 60, paid tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, 76, and it was wild. Wearing a full Moroccan headpiece, the singer told a story about how the Queen of Soul inspired her and made her the icon she is today. Even though she was standing in front of a huge screen with Franklin’s image, Madonna somehow avoided talking about the singer, and instead continued to praise her own successful career! Not surprisingly, Twitter was enraged.

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Tiffany Haddish, 38, and Kevin Hart, 39, roasted everyone, from Donald Trump to the Jersey Shore cast to Fifth Harmony to every engaged celebrity ever.

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As Nicki Minaj, 35, accepted her award for best hip hop song, Kylie Jenner, 21, and Travis Scott, 27, were entirely unamused. After all, she did shade the famous pair—and their daughter—for bumping the rapper’s album, Astroworld, to the top of the charts.

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Jennifer Lopez, 49, won the 2018 VMAs with her energetic song-mash up and jaw-dropping performance. As she accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement, the stunner thanked her two children, Max, 10, and Emme, 10, as well as her “twin soul,” Alex Rodriguez, 43.

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