Houston, we have moon men and they are going home with our favorite names in music. The 2018 MTV Music Video Awards (VMAs) took place on Monday night in New York City and, as we watched from the comfort of our homes, we felt as though we were right where the action was. And we're here to recap all of the best moments. 

From Cardi B taking home the Best New Artist award and reminding the haters she can do anything, including have a baby and win awards: 

Big Facts. #CardiB #VMAs

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To JLO being the 2018 MTV Video Vanguard awardee, shouting out her family along with her man, Aaron "A-Rod" Rodriguez, and shutting down the stage effortlessly as she always does: 

#JLo rly did THAT ✨ #VMAs

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Some of the other big winners of the night included: Camila Cabello, artist of the year and video of the year; Nicki Minaj, best hip-hop video; Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled and Cardi B, best collaboration. 

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Now what we won’t get into is Madonna’s "tribute" to the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, but we’ll just leave a few of these tweets here for you:

Now would it be an award show recap if we didn’t show you how the beautiful women of color shut down the red carpet?! We think not.

Nicki Minaj 


Jennifer Lopez 

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Winne Harlow 

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Tiffany Haddish 

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Cardi B 

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Teyana Taylor 

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Keyshia Ka’oir 

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Chloe and Halle 

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Hayley Kiyoko 

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Camila Cabello 

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Hennessy Carolina 

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Karrueche Tran 

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Sofia Carson 

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Amara La Negra 

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Amandla Stenberg 

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Erica Mena 

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