Watch: The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

On The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, something in the air seemed to made everyone feel a little more free than usual. Whether it was scaling skyscrapers while singing live, getting frisky onstage with a group of naked dancers or speaking out for women around the world, the stars were feeling bold and brave for the awards show of the season. The legendary Janet Jackson was honoured with the Global Icon award during this year’s ceremony, and instead of reflecting on her vast and unique career, she chose to use her speech as an opportunity to stand up for women around the world. You can watch the full ceremony below.

About the show:

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards was held on August 20, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The 35th annual award show aired live from the venue for the 12th time.