“Behind the Scenes with Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj: A Playful Look at the MTV Video Music Awards Win”

At the MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday, Taylor Swift took a playful backstage photo with her impressive collection of awards. The 33-year-old singer made history by winning nine out of the 11 categories she was nominated for, including Artist of the Year. In the photo, Taylor looks surprised as she holds up her awards with Rina Yang and Chancler Haynes. She also spent time chatting with celebrity friends and taking photos with Nicki Minaj, Halle, and Chloe Bailey. In another part of the event, Sonyae Elise made a bold move by cupping Ice Spice’s breast backstage.

Shocked: Taylor Swift showed off her pile of awards in a playful backstage snap at the MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday

Surprised: At the recent MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift took a fun backstage photo with her collection of awards on display.

Beaming: Taylor and VMA host Nicki Minaj posed backstage after both winning awards

Taylor Swift and VMA host Nicki Minaj shared a cute moment backstage after both winning awards at the star-studded event. Taylor won six awards, including Video of the Year, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Direction, Best Pop, and Song of the Year, in addition to Album of the Year for Midnights and Show of the Summer. It has been 14 years since Taylor won her first VMA for Best Video by a Female Artist for You Belong with Me. During her acceptance speeches, Taylor expressed her love for making pop music and thanked her fans for giving her the opportunity to explore different genres. She also thanked her best friend Jack Antonoff, with whom she has been making music since their album called 1989, and jokingly said they will continue working together until 2089. Winning these awards validated Taylor’s favorite part of what she gets to do.

Friends: Taylor was later seen chatting to celeb pals and posing for snaps with Halle and Chloe Bailey

Buddies: Taylor was spotted having a friendly conversation with her celebrity friends and taking pictures with Halle and Chloe Bailey.

Raunchy: Sonyae Elise put on a racy display as she cupped Ice Spice 's boob backstage

Slightly suggestive: Sonyae Elise was caught on camera backstage, playfully cupping Ice Spice’s breast.

Adorable: Shakira, 46, brought two adorable dates to the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards: her sons Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven

How cute! Shakira, who is 46 years old, arrived at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards accompanied by her two lovely sons, Milan (9) and Sasha (7).

Her boys: The boys were there to cheer her on as she received one of the night's highest honors - the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Her sons: The young lads were present to show their support and enthusiasm as their mother was bestowed with one of the most prestigious awards of the evening – the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Night out with mom: The Colombian musical sensation shares Milan and Sasha with ex Gerard Piqué, 36

An enjoyable evening with mom: The popular Colombian musician introduces Milan and Sasha, her children with former partner Gerard Piqué who is 36 years old, to the city of Milan.

Dynamic trio: The family trio was captured in a slew of smitten moments as Shakira appeared to be having a laugh with her two sons

The energetic family of three was caught in a series of affectionate snapshots, with Shakira seemingly enjoying some quality time with her two sons.

Doting mom: Shakira pictured with her two sons backstage at the awards show

Shakira, the loving mother, was captured in a photo with her two sons while they were backstage at an awards show.

Sweet moment: Taylor and Selena seen hugging during the show

Heartwarming Scene: Taylor and Selena Embrace Each Other During the Performance.

Sweet: The Bad Blood hitmaker, 33, and the Only Murders in the Building star, 31, have been longtime pals, and were pictured sharing a warm hug at the event

Nice: The singer known for the hit song “Bad Blood,” aged 33, and the actor from “Only Murders in the Building,” aged 31, have been close friends for a while. They were seen giving each other a heartfelt embrace at the occasion.

Making the rounds: The songstress shared a number of hugs with other industry pals, including Sabrina Carpenter

Socializing: The female singer was seen exchanging warm embraces with her colleagues in the music industry, such as Sabrina Carpenter.

Happy: Everyone appeared in great spirits at the award ceremony, which were held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey - just outside of New York City (Minaj and Karol pictured)

The award ceremony held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey was a joyous occasion with everyone in high spirits. Nicki Minaj and Karol were pictured together. One of the winners, who took home three awards, Taylor Swift, expressed her feelings about songwriting. According to Taylor, songwriting starts with an isolated emotion like insecurity or self-loathing that she feels is unique to her. However, when she goes out on tour and hears stadiums singing her songs, it makes her feel relaxed since she realizes that maybe we all have similar issues. She thanked her fans for their support and love. Taylor won her third award for Best Direction and gave credit to her team, saying that being a director was a team sport. She thanked her editors, cinematographer, and director of photography, as well as the actors in the video. Taylor won her fourth award of the evening for Video of the Year and felt that it was an unbelievable experience since it was fan-voted. She appreciated the memories they made and how the past year had been the adventure of a lifetime. With 25 overall awards, Taylor Swift moved up to second place, behind Beyoncé’s 28, on the MTV VMA winners’ list. Madonna (20 VMA awards) and Lady Gaga (19 VMA awards) complete the musical quartet of queens.

Support: There was a number of cute friendship moments shared backstage at the star-studded event

Assistance: Backstage at the star-studded event, there were several adorable moments of friendship exchanged.

Bold: Karol G donned a racy see-through gown and was seen chatting to French Montana

Karol G appeared in a revealing translucent dress and was spotted engaging in conversation with French Montana.

Eye-catching: Sonyae stood out from the crowd with her bold blue hairdo and long nails

Attracting attention easily, Sonyae distinguished herself from the masses with her daring blue hairstyle and beautifully manicured long nails.

Sisters: TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D'Amelio were all smiles as they watched the award ceremony

The D’Amelio sisters, who have gained immense popularity on TikTok, were seen grinning from ear to ear as they enjoyed the award ceremony.

Anitta, a Rio de Janeiro native, was thrilled to accept the Best Latin Winner award at the VMAs for her song Funk Rave. She expressed her gratitude to her fans, who she says are the reason for her success. Shakira, on the other hand, was given the Video Vanguard Award and also performed at the event. In her acceptance speech, she thanked the women who work with her, who have helped her overcome all obstacles throughout her career. She also thanked her family and fans for their unwavering support. Diddy was awarded the Global Icon Award, and he gave an emotional speech in which he thanked God and his fans for making his dreams come true. He also emphasized the importance of love. Previous recipients of this prestigious award include Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Missy Elliott.

Looking good: Rita Ora and Jared Leto posed up a storm backstage at the VMAs

Rita Ora and Jared Leto were seen striking a pose backstage at the VMAs, exuding style and confidence.

Couple: The singer was also joined on the red carpet by film director husband Taika Waititi, 48, who opted for a quirky pale blue and coral co-ord on the night

Pair: The vocalist was accompanied on the crimson rug by her spouse, filmmaker Taika Waititi, aged 48. He went for a unique light blue and coral matching outfit for the occasion.

Happy: Rita later looked loved-up next to husband Taika

Rita appeared overjoyed as she posed with her spouse Taika, exuding strong feelings of affection towards him.

Stunning: Shakira, Rita and Karol (pictured L-R) looked incredible in glamorous gowns at the event

Wow! Shakira, Rita, and Karol (from left to right in the picture) were absolutely gorgeous in their stunning evening gowns at the event.

The show celebrated 50 years of hip-hop with a star-studded, multi-generational finale performance featuring DMC of Run-DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, LL Cool J and Minaj

In a grand finale performance, the 50th anniversary of hip-hop was commemorated with a lineup of legendary artists spanning generations. The stage was graced by icons such as DMC from Run-DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, LL Cool J and Minaj, all coming together in a celebration of the genre’s rich history.

Wowing in white: Ice Spice wowed in a white sheer lace-up look styled with matching arm-length gloves

Impressing with Ivory: Ice Spice created a stunning statement in a white ensemble that featured sheer lace-up accents and complementing gloves that reached the arms’ length.

Mingling: Taylor was then pictured mingling with Sean 'Diddy' Combs

During the event, Taylor was seen mingling with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. Rema and Selena Gomez were awarded Best Afrobeats Winner for their song Calm Down. Rema expressed his gratitude to Selena and the audience, stating how happy he was to present Afrobeats on that stage. Gomez also thanked Rema for choosing her to be a part of the incredible song and sent her love to Nigeria. Nicki Minaj won Best Hip-Hop for her Super Freaky Girl track and expressed her gratitude towards her fan base for always supporting her. Shakira and KAROL G’s TQG received the Best Collaboration honors, while Ice Spice was named Best New Artist. She thanked her manager and label for their constant support and gave a shoutout to her fellow nominees. The night’s Artist of the Year prize contenders included Minaj, Swift, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Karol G, and Shakira.

Queen of the VMAs: The night belonged to Taylor Swift, who won in nine of the 11 categories she was nominated - including Artist of the Year

Taylor Swift was the star of the VMAs, taking home a whopping nine awards out of the 11 she was nominated for. This included the prestigious Artist of the Year award. It was truly her night to shine.

Rema & Selena Gomez collected the award for Best Afrobeats Winner for their track Calm Down

Rema and Selena Gomez were recognized as the winners of the Best Afrobeats category for their amazing collaboration, Calm Down. They had the honor of receiving the award during their recent appearance at the event.

Shakira was awarded the Video Vanguard Award and also performed at the event. The K-Pop category was won by Stray Kids for their song S-Class, while SZA snagged Best R&B Winner for her track “Shirt” but couldn’t make it to the event. PUSH Performance of the Year went to TOMORROW X TOGETHER for their song Sugar Rush Ride, and Dove Cameron won Video for Good for Breakfast. The VMAs were held at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and hosted by Minaj, who emceed solo this year. The 50-year celebration of hip-hop concluded with a finale performance featuring DMC of Run-DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, LL Cool J, and Minaj. Swift had 11 nominations, including seven for Anti-Hero music video, after MTV announced four additional social categories this month. This year’s event included a record number of first-time nominees, with 35 names including Kim Petras, Metro Boomin’, Rema, Aespa, Burna Boy, Davido, Eslabon Armado, FIFTY FIFTY, PinkPantheress, Saucy Santana, Stephen Sanchez, and Toosii.

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