Watch These 3 Knockout MTV VMA Performances

By Sameer Rao Aug 21, 2018

Music industry denizens of all genres and generations descended upon Radio City Music Hall in New York City last night (August 20) for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

Although the night celebrates the best music videos of the past year, the performances from emerging and long-time stars stole the show. Here are three of the best sets from artists of color:

Jennifer Lopez’s medley of "Waiting for Tonight," "Get Right" and other hits when she won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award:

rntLogic and Ryan Tedder performing "One Day" while joined by members of immigration justice groups including the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Make the Road New York and United We Dream:

rntNicki Minaj’s medley of new songs including "Barbie Dreams" and "Majesty":