On Sunday, Swift provoked a storm by breaking her silence on politics and announcing she would vote for two Democrats in Tennessee in the USA congressional midterm elections in November. "But I have to be really honest with you about something".
She also picked up three other awards, for best female pop artist, best tour, and best pop album for "reputation", the biggest seller of 2017.
The performance is so batshit good we're placing Cardi in the award show performance hall of fame alongside Lady Gaga's 2009 MTV VMA performance (read; work of art), and EVERY.
"I just wanted to make a mention of the fact that this award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people", the 28-year-old said at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre. Hudgens filmed the movie Second Act with singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and, at the award show, Lopez debuted a new song from the film's soundtrack.
The rapper hit the stage to give a festive and colorful performance of her No. 1 hit, "I Like It, " where she was joined by J Balvin and Bad Bunny, who was wheeled onstage inside a shopping cart. She voted against equal pay for women.
Swift wrote in her Instagram announcement Monday that she is supporting Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, who is running against Republican Marsha Blackburn for Sen. "Go to Vote.org like Taylor Swift told you to", he said before handing a trophy to Shawn Mendes. If you believe in equality for women, for people of colour, for the LGBTQ community. A special tribute to Aretha Franklin is included, as is some early promotion for the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.