MTV VMAs 2023 WORST DRESSED: Nicki Minaj is a bizarre pink bride, Emily Ratajkowski dons dizzying sheer look, and Saweetie is wrapped in a BONE as they lead stars in strange looks
From over-the-top frocks, clashing patterns and X-rated looks, the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards were filled with a slew of fashion fails.
Some of music’s biggest names attended the event, which took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, but many failed to deliver as far as fashion was concerned.
Minaj opted for a bizarre bubblegum pink bridal gown with a bustier bodice and a see-through bottom, as well as a matching lace veil over her face.
Meanwhile Ratajkowski chose a beachy looking halter wrap-around gown that showed off her toned midriff and featured a clashing bottom pattern.
The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) is being held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The show is hosted by rap royalty Nicki Minaj, marking her second consecutive year in the role. It is the first time the ceremony has been held on a Tuesday.
Airing live in more than 150 countries, the global fan-filled spectacle honors the best music videos of the past year with unforgettable performances, epic tributes and show-stopping appearances from music’s biggest stars.
A new award category has been introduced this year titled ‘Show of the Summer’ that will be decided upon entirely by fans.
Latin superstar Shakira is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, with hip-hop icon Diddy receiving the Global Icon Award.
This year, the entire list of Artist of the Year contenders is comprised solely of female artists for the first time ever with megastar Taylor Swift leading the pack with the most nominations.
Taylor already holds the record for most wins ever with three for Bad Blood (2015), You Need To Calm Down (2019), and All Too Well: The Short Film (2022) so she would extend the record to four.
A staggering 35 artists are nominated for the first time this year, with Kim Petras making the shortlist for five prizes.
The nods all come from her Sam Smith collaboration Unholy, in the Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Direction, Best Visual Effects and Best Choreography categories.
In addition, newcomers Metro Boomin and Rema are up for three awards each, while Ayra Starr, GloRilla, Ice Spice, Peso Pluma, Renee Rapp and Yung Miami are all in the running for two accolades.
As well as Kim, established stars Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo and Sam Smith are all up for five prizes, while BLACKPINK, Shakira and Diddy have the chance to take up to four trophies home with them.