Bad Bunny’s performance at tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards was the ultimate party.
The “Moscow Mule” singer gave a remote performance from his World’s Hottest Tour stop at Yankee Stadium for the VMAs. For the big night, Bad Bunny performed his hit song “Tití Me Preguntó” with a crew of backup dancers dressed in over-the-top wedding dresses and Puerto Rican and Dominican Republic flags framing the stage.
The suave rapper wore a metallic suit for the occasion, paired with white sneakers, oversized sunglasses, and jewelry courtesy of Tiffany & Co., and he wore his hair in his signature slick cornrows with a front braided tendril.
Moments after his performance, Bad Bunny was informed that he won one of the biggest awards of the night—Artist of the Year—and gave a brief but emotional speech to the massive crowd at Yankee Stadium. He’s the first Latin artist to ever win Artist of the Year at the Video Music Awards.
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The singer’s current tour is one of the most successful for a Latinx artist in music history, with his stops in Miami, Chicago, Boston, and more being named some of the highest-selling live concerts for a Latin recording artist. Bad Bunny reflected on the magnitude of his success in Harper’s BAZAAR‘s September Icons issue.
“There comes a moment when you’re like, ‘Diablo, estoy en un nivel muy alto.’ And then the next year comes and you’re like, ‘Diablo!’ By the time I noticed that things were different, it didn’t really affect me. It may change things around me, but I stay the same. Soy un normalito. I am who I am,” Bad Bunny told BAZAAR. “[My success is] for more than just myself, but also for the fans and for all of the Latinos in the world.”