The stage was lit as the stars descended upon The Forum for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (Aug. 27). Before Moon People were handed out during the big show, music’s biggest stars showed off their out-of-this-world style on the red carpet, which was made to look like space.
Nicki Minaj stunned in a pink latex bodysuit while “Raking It Up” alongside Yo Gotti. Fellow rapstress Cardi B wowed in a white pantsuit with cone bra before changing into a sparkly outfit for her pre-show performance.
Six-time winner Kendrick Lamar rocked braids and a clean pair of Cortez sneakers while snapping pics with DJ Khaled and his son Asahd. Chance the Rapper channeled Big Bird in a fuzzy yellow sweater, while Lil Mama brought an actual bird in a cage.
Teyana Taylor put her six-pack abs on display as she channeled Janet Jackson’s 1995 VMA look, rocking a white midriff-baring top that read “Underrated” on the back, like Janet’s infamous “Pervert 2” tee. The G.O.O.D. Music songstress also went on to win her first VMA for Best Choreography for “Fade.”
Couples also ruled the carpet. 21 Savage and Amber Rose weren’t afraid to show PDA, kissing and holding hands, while Gucci Mane and his fiancée Keyshia Ka’oir were dripping in swag.
From Lil Uzi Vert to Remy Ma, see all the red carpet fashion moments below.