MTV VMAs: Cardi B Thanks Video Director For Smoothing Her ‘Cellulite Out’

Cardi B MTV VMAs Speech. (Credit: YouTube)

Cardi B picked up the Best Hip Hop award for her hit single “Money” at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

During her acceptance speech Monday night in Newark, New Jersey, the rapper danced on stage to chants of “Cardi, Cardi, Cardi.” Then she gave props to her glam squad for making her look like a million bucks.

“Since this is a video music award, I really want to thank my music video team,” she said, before mentioning the director who “edited my stomach and my butt…  smoothed my cellulite out.”

Other winners at the VMAs included Taylor Swift and Lil Nas X, who picked up the Song of the Year Moon Person trophy for “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus.

“This is my first award ever,” Lil Nas X said, before tipping his hat to Cyrus. “I want to say thank you to this man for helping me take my career to the next level.”

Taylor Swift used her acceptance speech to strike a more serious note and called out the White House for failing to take action on the Equality Act.

Swift won the Video of the Year award for “You Need to Calm Down,” which features a gay pride theme and a cast of LGBTQ celebrities. She began her speech by noting that fans decided who won the Video of the Year honor.

“In this video, several points were made,” Swift said. “So you voting for this video means that you want a world where we’re all treated equally, regardless of who we love, regardless of how we identify.”

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She then thanked everyone who signed her petition supporting the Equality Act, which she said now has half a million signatures. Swift noted that’s five times the number of signatures needed to warrant a response from the White House.” She pretended to check her watch, signaling it’s time for a response.

Ariana Grande was the night’s biggest winner, but she didn’t attend the show. Check out the full list of winners below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”/Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande – Republic Records

SONG OF THE YEAR
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”/Columbia Records

BEST NEW ARTIST
Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records

BEST COLLABORATION
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”/Island Records

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records

BEST POP
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”/Republic Records

BEST HIP HOP
Cardi B – “Money”/Atlantic Records

BEST R&B
Normani ft. 6lack – “Waves” – Keep Cool/RCA Records

BEST GROUP
BTS

BEST EDITING
Billie Eilish – “bad guy” – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Editing by Billie Eilish

BEST ART DIRECTION
Ariana Grande – “7 Rings”/Republic Records – Art Direction by John Richoux

BEST K-POP
BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”/Columbia Records

BEST LATIN
Rosalía & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”/Columbia Records

BEST DANCE
The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine” – Disruptor/Columbia Records

BEST ROCK
Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes”/Elektra Music Group

VIDEO FOR GOOD
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”/Republic Records

SONG OF SUMMER
Ariana Grande, Social House – “Boyfriend”

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