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Syrbina Fulton, Lezley McSpadden, Gwen Carr and Wanda Johnson walked the red carpet alongside Beyonce to represent the Mothers Of The Movement organization.
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Beyonce and Blue Ivy were braided and bossed up princesses on the red carpet.
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Chloe and Halle’s beautiful face jewelry made a bold statement.
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Nicki Minaj slayed everyone’s lives on the red carpet in this blue gown. And she knew it.
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Rihanna opened the show with a medley of her hits including “Please Don’t Stop The Music,” “Where Have You Been,” and “We Found Love while wearing pink Hood By Air gear.
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Alicia Keys delivers a powerful poem to honor the 53rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
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Teyana Taylor’s amazing body leaves everyone speechless as she stars in the premiere of Kanye Wests’ “Fade” video.
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Naomi Campbell introduces Rihanna’s second medley of the night.
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Rihanna turns the stage into a dance hall party while performing a medley of her hits including “Rude Boy,” “What’s My Name,” and “Work.”
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A stunning Serena Williams introduces Beyonce’s highly-anticipated performance.
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Beyonce brings her visual album "Lemonade" to life on stage with a jam-packed performance of several songs from the critically-acclaimed project.
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Tracee Ellis-Ross takes to the stage to introduce Rihanna’s third performance by taking a comical trip down memory lane.
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Rihanna’s performance another medley of more of her hits including “Needed Me,” “Pour It Up” and “B*tch Better Have My Money.”
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Simone Biles joins team USA to present Beyonce with the award for Best Female Video.
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Rihanna accepts the 2016 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award from Drake and thanks her country, her family and her friends.
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