THE MTV Video Music Awards got off to a glamorous start as new mum Cardi B showed off her incredible post baby body on the pink carpet.
The 25-year-old only gave birth to her first child on July 11, but looked stunning in an off the shoulder pink wrap style dress less than six weeks after welcoming daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus.
Cardi was all smiles for the waiting photographers, which is no surprise considering she is nominated for 12 awards.
Ariana Grande also looked like the cat who got the cream as she put on a loved up display with fiance Pete Davidson.
The couple – who became engaged after a whirlwind romance – kissed, cuddled and smiled for the cameras before heading inside.
Ariana, 25, wore a silver mini dress featuring a handkerchief style hem and pointed bodice, with thigh high glittering dark grey boots.
Meanwhile model Winnie Harlow also looked sensational in a sheer dress and metallic heels before changing into a second outfit, consisting of a sheer black lace dress.
The 24-year-old is the VMAs official fashion correspondent, which is no surprise considering her own personal style, however other attendees did not suffer the same fate and totally missed the mark.
Fellow model Shanina Shaik also adopted a similar sheer look as she arrived.
Singer Bebe Rexha was one of the many stars to wear silver on the pink carpet, choosing a long sleeved cropped top and matching skirt.
Meanwhile Heidi Montag wore a shimmering mini dress showcasing her recent weight loss after giving birth to son Gunner in October last year.
She was joined by her former The Hills co-star, Audrina Patridge who also opted for a metallic dress.
A number of male stars stood out on the pink carpet too, with Gucci Mane wearing a pink striped jacket with embellished detailing.
Meanwhile Liam Payne kept it simple in black trousers and a crisp white shirt, while Sean Mendes looked dapper in a midnight blue suit.
The first people to arrive on the bright pink carpet were Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino and Pauly D, who co-ordinated in monochrome outfits.
Their co-star JWoww showed off her figure in a black clinging dress and thigh high boots.
Meanwhile Geordie Shore star Sophie Kasaei matched the carpet in a shimmering pink mini dress and high heeled sandals.
Chantel Jeffries put her long legs on display in a purple strapless dress with a side train.
However there was drama before the show even began as Kylie Jenner and Nicki Minaj were ‘moved away’ from each other after a Twitter spat.
Nicki, 35, lashed out at Travis and Kylie over the weekend when she claimed the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star unfairly helped him get extra album sales by plugging his new release Astroworld.
Nicki Minaj’s outburst at Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner has meant some serious reshuffling of the seating plan at the MTV VMAs[/caption]
MTV bosses unveiled the seating plan for tonight’s star studded ceremony online earlier this week.
Originally, Nicki was sat directly in front of the loved up couple.
However TMZ now claim that Travis, 26, and 21-year-old Kylie have been placed on the “opposite side of the room” from Nicki to avoid any confrontation.
Nicki’s new album failed to get to number one in the US Billboard 200 chart last week, while Travis’ has been at number one.
But after she lashed out at Kylie on Twitter, insiders told TMZ they had moved Kylie and Travis away from her[/caption]
She shocked fans this week by lashing out online, telling her fans: “I put my blood sweat & tears in writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her & Stormi. lol.
“Im actually laughing. Queen broke the record of being number 1 in 86 countries. Thank Jesus & thank you to my fans.”
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This year’s MTV Video Music Awards are being held in New York’s Radio City Hall for the twelfth year running.
A number of stars have been nominated for multiple awards – with Childish Gambino and Drake both up for seven and Beyoncé and Jay-Z up for eight.
This is the first time Beyoncé has been nominated for a VMA since 2016 when she smashed Madonna’s record with an incredible 22 wins at the ceremony.
If she wins tonight, she will break her own record at the star-studded event.
The one big star to watch tonight however is new mum Cardi B, who has been nominated for an incredible 12 gongs.
There is no one official host for tonight but instead a whole host of stars will take to the stage throughout the evening.
Stranger Things star Millie Bobbie Brown and Tiffany Haddish will be presenting awards, alongside Liam Payne, Lenny Kravitz, Rita Ora and Blake Lively.
Ariana Grande is expected to perform tonight, alongside Jennifer Lopez who has won this year’s Vanguard Award.
It was revealed back in July that she was being honoured at tonight’s ceremony and she’s expected to thrill fans with a high intensity set, featuring her latest hits and some of her old-school tracks.
Nicki Minaj will also be performing during tonight’s ceremony but she won’t be on stage.
Instead MTV have teased her epic turn in the spotlight will be taking place from an iconic location the Big Apple.
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