The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards brought out all the stops this year. There was shower dancing, camera breaking, and literal fire. But which performance of the night brought the most heat?
This year's VMAs, which took place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sunday (Sept. 12), was a far cry from the socially distanced and partially virtual version of the awards show that aired last year. This time, attendees filled every seat of the venue, coming together for an evening that both celebrated MTV's iconic pop culture past in light of its 40th anniversary, and the most promising stars of our present.
Both Olivia Rodrigo and Kacey Musgraves made their debut performance at the VMAs last night -- Rodrigo with a rocking performance of her Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Good 4 U" that saw her smash a camera lens with the end with her microphone, while Musgraves leaned into an ill-fated lovers concept that culminated in a heart catching fire for her performance of "Star-Crossed.'"