MTV VMAs 2019: Best Moments From the Red Carpet to the Stage

See the best red carpet looks and on-stage performances at the MTV's 2019 Video Music Awards.

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Shawn Mendes (L), Lizzo (C) and Taylor Swift (R) attend the 2019 VMAs Red Carpet.
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Cardi B presents the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Missy Elliott during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
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Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
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Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
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Missy Elliott poses in the Press Room with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
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Taylor Swift, center, accepts the video of the year award for "You Need to Calm Down" at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, New Jersey. To her right stands "RuPaul's Drag Race" alum Jade Jolie, who actor John Travolta mistook for Swift when handing the pop singer her award.
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Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, New Jersey.
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Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performs on stage during 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Aug. 26, 2019.
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Miley Cyrus performs her new song "Slide Away" onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. Many felt the song subtlety referenced her relationship with Liam Hemsworth, who she's recently split from after less than a year of marriage.
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Lizzo attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, New Jersey.
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(From left) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, New Jersey.
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Taylor Swift attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
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Shawn Mendes attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
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Megan Thee Stallion performs on the red carpet during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
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DJ Khaled attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
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Zara Larsson attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, New Jersey.
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Lance Bass attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
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U.S. singer Ava Max arrives for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Aug. 26, 2019.
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Taylor Swift attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, New Jersey.
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