The article discusses the recent celebrations surrounding the fiftieth anniversary of hip-hop, with various events and performances paying tribute to the genre. The highlight of the celebration was a performance by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, along with appearances by rap icons like LL Cool J, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj.
Nicki Minaj performed her fan-favorite track “Itty Bitty Piggy,” engaging the audience who enthusiastically sang along. The article also mentions the VMAs and Taylor Swift’s success, including her win for Best Direction and her joyful presence at the event.
Fall Out Boy made a return to the stage with a rendition of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” and Karol G and Shakira won Best Collaboration. Rema was awarded Best Afrobeats for his song “Calm Down” with Selena Gomez, marking a significant moment for the genre’s recognition.
Sean “Diddy” Combs received the Global Icon Award, performing some of his iconic hits, and Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift were photographed together, highlighting their enduring friendship. The article concludes by celebrating Shakira’s Video Vanguard Award, making her the first South American and second Latina to receive the honor, recognizing her remarkable achievements in music and film.