The singer performed a song for this video at the beginning of the ceremony.
Rapper Lil Nas X (real name Montero Lamar Hill) with his video Montero was awarded the MTV Video Music Awards (MTV VMA) in the most prestigious category, “Video of the Year.” The ceremony is broadcast live on MTV.

Hill performed the song for this video at the beginning of the ceremony. In this category, the 22-year-old performer from Georgia competed with Megan Thee Stallion and Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known as Cardi B, with the song WAP, British singer Ed Sheeran with the song Bad Habits, known as Doja Cat Amala Dlamini and Solana Imani Rowe (SZA) with the song Kiss Me More, Canadian singer Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, performing under the pseudonym Weeknd, with the video Save Your Tears and his compatriot rapper Drake, as well as DJ Khaled with the song Popstar.

This year, the award of the TV channel, which turned 40 in August, returned to its usual format – all awards are held at the Barclays Center indoor sports arena in Brooklyn in the presence of fans. The ceremony brought together artists from different generations – among the participants were Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, the group Foo Fighters, Billy Eilish. The event was attended by world-class athletes – Irish fighter Conor McGregor and American gymnast Simone Biles.

The MTV Video Music Awards were established by the MTV music channel in 1984, later becoming one of the most prestigious awards in the field of video clip creation. Its laureates are traditionally awarded statuettes in the form of an astronaut in a spacesuit with a flag on which the logo of the TV channel is depicted.