The most talked-about moments from the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

Pink’s heartwarming speech gave us all the feels.

By Jessica Chandra

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards have come and gone, and boy did they bring us some big moments.

Taylor Swift promised to drop the explosive music video for her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” and ever since then, it’s all anyone’s been able to talk about.

Fifth Harmony took a dig at their former bandmate, Camila Cabello, with their performance, and Pink gave us all the feels with an inspiring speech when she accepted the Video Vanguard Award.

As for winners, Kendrick Lamar won big time — his music video for “Humble” scooped up five awards, including the big one, Video of the Year. Ed Sheeran was named Artist of the Year.

There’s plenty more you may have missed if you didn’t follow this year’s event, but you can read about them below.

Pink’s sweet speech for her daughter

When Pink accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs, she used her speech to share a story about her daughter, Willow, and about people’s perceptions of beauty. And her speech basically reminded everyone why Pink is such a legend.

She said:

The cutest part was Willow was in the audience with Pink’s husband, Carey Hart, as Pink delivered her speech to an arena of people standing on their feet.

Transgender military members walked the red carpet

Transgender military members made a huge and important political statement when they walked the red carpet at the MTV VMAs. MTV actually requested the presence of transgender military recruits to take a stand against President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals joining the military.

Katy Perry’s costume changes

As this year’s host, Katy Perry had a bunch of outfit changes throughout the show. And as it was the VMAs, and not the Oscars, her looks were a mix of weird and wonderful.

Fifth Harmony’s shady performance

Fifth Harmony totally threw shade at their former bandmate, Camila Cabello, with their VMAs performance of their latest single, “Angel.” The performance started with five band members on stage, and in the opening notes one of them was literally blown away, leaving the four remaining girls. Shady!

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Miley Cyrus’ tame appearance

No one will ever forget Miley Cyrus twerk up( against Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMAs. Ahead of the show, Miley promised that her appearance at this year’s VMAs would be much less controversial. And while she still performed her song “Younger Now” without pants, Miley proved she could definitely be tamed.

Lorde’s voiceless performance

Lorde hit the stage to perform her song “Homemade Dynamite,” but there was something weird about it: she didn’t sing. Instead, Lorde brought her famous interpretive dance moves to the VMAs, and had a pretty good reason for skipping the vocals: she’d come down with the flu just days before, but didn’t want to let everyone down.

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The premiere of Taylor Swift’s new music video

It was the moment everyone was waiting for. Taylor Swift promised she would drop the music video for her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” which basically summarised her feelings about the way she’s been portrayed in the media over the past few years. In her words, the old Taylor is dead. And so is the old Taylor’s reputation. Seriously, do yourself a favour and give it a watch if you haven’t yet.

Drake Bell and Josh Peck kissed and made up

OK, they didn’t kiss, but they did hug. Months after their reported feud, which was apparently off the back of Drake Bell not scoring an invite to Josh Peck’s wedding, the former Drake & Josh co-stars hugged it out at the VMAs — and posted the same photo to their Instagram accounts at the same time. Well, if it’s Insta-official…