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Watch Fifth Harmony's Perfect Reaction to MTV's Gender-Neutral Awards

At this Sunday's (Aug. 27) <a href="/articles/events/vma/7874247/kendrick-lamar-katy-perry-weeknd-mtv-video-music-awards-nominations">MTV Video Music Awards</a>, female nominees will compete against male nominees in every category because MTV got rid of all gender-specific categories for the first time. And whoever wins will receive a "moon person" statuette instead of the traditional "moon man" as part of MTV's progressive rebranding of the annual ceremony honoring music videos.

Three-time VMA winner Fifth Harmony learned about these changes during a live Facebook Los Angeles Q&A with Billboard contributor Brian Anthony Hernandez, and the rebranding news riled up the foursome.

"F--- yeah, MTV, I didn't even notice because that's the way it should be," Lauren Jauregui proclaimed as the other group members chimed in with additional praise for MTV's seemingly overdue decision.

Normani Kordei said, "That's actually really dope," while Ally Brooke added, "MTV, changing the game." Watch their reaction here: 

6th clip: @FifthHarmony loves @MTV's gender neutral rebranding for @VMAs (no more gender categories + Moonman changed to Moon Person) #VMAs pic.twitter.com/EhwqzxNwup

— Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) August 26, 2017

The move is a victory for proponents of gender-neutral language, particularly as the nation is embroiled in hot-button policy issues involving Donald Trump's impending ban on transgender people serving in the military as well as Trump's declaration to revoke transgender students' rights to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identities instead of their sex assigned at birth.

At the VMAs, Fifth Harmony will perform "Down," which is nominated for Song of the Summer, Best Pop Video and Best Choreography. The group previously won Song of the Summer for "All in My Head (Flex)" featuring Fetty Wap and Best Collaboration for "Work From Home" featuring Ty Dolla $ign in 2016. They won Artist to Watch, their first VMA award, in 2014.

Although the ladies didn't reveal any details about their Gucci Mane-assisted performance for Sunday -- other than showing off their matching silver nails -- Jauregui assured Harmonizers: "It is for sure going to be our best performance that we've ever given anywhere." 

Check out Fifth Harmony's entire Facebook Live, which includes the group surprising several super fans, below. Fast-forward to the 8:10 mark for the Q&A, where they talk about their new self-titled album, their optimistic political song "Bridges," their supportive parents and their favorite cover songs they've performed.
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MTV Video Music Awards 2017