15 Times Black Women Dominated At The 2016 VMAs

This year has been a phenomenal one for Black women in every way possible and the 2016 Video Music Awards were living proof! From Beyonce’s show-stopping performance, to Video Vanguard recipient Rihanna owning the night, to extraordinary Olympic champion Simone Biles making her VMA debut, our favorite ladies shined bright from the red carpet to the stage.

Here are 15 times Black Girl Magic reigned supreme at this year’s VMAs.

Rachaell Davis Aug, 29, 2016

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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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