The pop star, awarded 9 titles during the MTV VMAs, was also noted for her particularly joyful mood during the evening.
It was definitely Taylor Swift’s night. The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, which took place this Tuesday, September 12 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, saw the 33-year-old singer steal the spotlight from many people. She won no less than 9 awards throughout the ceremony, notably in the categories of best pop song, best video of the year, song of the year or even artist of the year, narrowly missing to equal the record established by Peter Gabriel who, in 1987, won 10 statuettes.
But the pop star also stood out in a completely different way, since she conquered the Internet at several moments of this epic evening, notably by her letting go. Present in the audience, she was filmed dancing all evening, rewarding social networks with her hip movements and other antics that went viral. Taylor Swift has a blast, drinks from a cup that doesn’t seem to be filled with water, dances, drinks again, sings, raps, celebrates the other artists, chats with them, becoming the real darling of this ceremony. The singer caused a particular sensation by dancing energetically in front of a Shakira medley.
The highlight of the evening was when, visibly increasingly euphoric, she was filmed struggling with the cup holder in her seat to retrieve her drink, using her fingertips to pick it up and taking a sip. This glass in his hand is, in fact, an omnipresent gimmick of this VMA ceremony.
Taylor Swift also gained attention for breaking a $12,000 Van Cleef & Arpels ring she wore during the show. There is no doubt, on stage or behind the scenes, it is impossible for her not to capture all the attention this year.