Kendrick Lamar bags artist of the year at MTV Video Music Awards

Vastavam web: Kendrick Lamar stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards bagging two top honours, including video of the year, while Ed Sheeran took home the artist of the year trophy.Lamar, who led the night with eight nominations, was recognised for his track “Humble”, which also won in five other categories namely, best hip-hop video, best cinematography, best direction, best art direction and best visual effects.
Lamar, 30, opened the star-studded musical night with his power-packed performance on the award-winning “Humble” and “DNA”.”This is crazy, this is ridiculous,” said Khalid, 19, as he accepted the trophy.d”I’ve got to thank the city of El Paso for standing behind me. This isn’t just for me this is for the city,” he added.Best pop video award went to Fifth Harmony for “Down” featuring Gucci Mane, while Twenty One Pilots won the best rock video for “Heavydirtysoul”.The pop star recounted a story about when she recently drove Willow to school.
“She said to me out of the blue, ‘Mama, I’m the ugliest girl I know’. And I said, ‘Huh?’ And she said, ‘Yeah, I look like a boy with long hair.’ And my brain went to, ‘Oh my God, you’re six. Where is this coming from? Can I kick a six-year- old’s (butt)?'” Pink then went home and made her daughter a PowerPoint presentation, which featured “androgynous rock stars” Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Prince, Annie Lennox and Freddie Mercury to show there are “other kinds of beauty”.
“Only 15 days ago, my daughter was killed as she protested racism. I miss her, but I know she’s here tonight,” she then announced the winners of the best fight against the system award.All nominees in the category were declared winners, which included Logic featuring Damian Lemar Hudson (‘Black SpiderMan’), The Hamilton Mixtape (‘Immigrants’), Big Sean (‘Light’), Alessia Cara (‘Scars To Your Beautiful’), Taboo featuring Shailene Woodley (‘Stand Up/Stand N Rock #NoDAPL’) and John Legend (‘Surefire’).