VMAS RED CARPET: Lil Nas X, Chloe & Halle, Saweetie, Ciara, Ashanti, Doja Cat & More Have Everybody Talking

 

Your faves were all the way back outside in New York for the 2021 VMAs. We’ve got all the fashion, the lewks, the could-have-kept-it looks and all the unexpected appearances inside.

The 2021 VMAs went down at Brooklyn Barclays Center in full force after a scaled down-mostly pre-recorded 2020 VMAS (thanks to Covid).  Host Doja Cat had plenty of jaw dropping looks in her bag for the night, but Lil Nas X may have won that battle with his long train’d red carpet look.

 

 

 
 

 

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He also took home the top award – Video of the Year for "Call Me By My Name".

Chloe and Halle made their arrival side by side before Chloe made her solo debut with her performance. And they had two totally different vibes  with their looks:

 

 
 

 

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Chloe – who was a performer for the night – popped out with an odd, futuristic foil look from Marni. Didn’t love it.  And halle was giving us sultry in a sexy, white Monot dress.  

The locs and makeup on both ladies though were perfection.

Normani also gave us a sexy, killer white look for the carpet before she performed:

 

 

 
 

 

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Hot!

Host Doja Cat started off her night with her first of MANy looks for the night:

 

 
 

 

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She hosted and performed.

Saweetie gave grecian goddess vibes in this icy, vintage Hollywood glam look:

 

 
 

 

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She’s also the newest global ambassador for MAC Cosmetics, so her makeup was on point oo.  As always.

Ciara had a SUPER busy day, but wife and mom duties never end, even as a superstar. 

She and the kids jetted from NY – where she’s been all week for Fashion Week – to Indianapolis earlier Sunday to watch Russell play his first game of the regular season with the Seahawks.  She wasn’t missing the first game of his 10th year for nothing. 

Then, she headed back to NY later on just in time to slay the red carpet in Tom Ford:

 

 
 

 

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Yes ma’am!

 

Rapper Flo Milli sparkled her way onto the carpet:

Love to see it.

The Deans hit the carpet with their coupledom before Alicia Keys took the stage to perform:

 

A little boring but…no surprise there.

 

Newly single Winnie Harlow closed out the Laquan Smith fashion show earlier in the week, so it was only right she wore the designer for the red carpet too:

 

 
 

 

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The flirty short set was perfect for this show.

 

We didn’t expect to see this pairing on the carpet.  Ashanti and repeat-baby-daddy Nick Cannon posed it up as Ashanti arrived in a sexy cut-out/banded dress before presenting alongside Ja Rule.  They were being saluted as Y2K icons, so it looks like Nick was just showing his love – on one knee:

 

 
 

 

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— Girls United (@EssenceGU) September 13, 2021

 

 
 

 

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Be careful girl.  He can get you pregnant just from a look, apparently.

 

But this look though….

Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star and co. also hit the carpet.

 

Big Latto and her epic braid pulled up to the carpet with 24K vibes:

 

Stunning model Adut Akechserved up sheer sex appeal:

Whew.

"Cinderella" star Billy Porter hit the carpet super glammed up, and styled by Beyonce’s ex-stylist Ty Hunter:

 

 
 

 

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Tinashe was definitely in the Y2K state of mind when she hit the carpet.  We don’t know if it’s year 2000 or 2021 ust by looking at her and these lace up leather pants:

 

 
 

 

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Definitely a throw back Britney Spears/Chistina Aguilera vibe that we’re SURE they rocked to the VMAs in the past.

 

And Simone Biles hit her first major red carpet since the Tokyo Olympics:

Pretty in pink!

Just call her Queen Kamie:

MTV’s "Catfish" host and former Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford made her VMAs red carpet debut with a sparkly look.

And social media stars (L-R) Denzel Dion and Rickey Thompson also hit the carpet with a definite statement look:

 

Photos: Getty, Courtesy of MTV Networks

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