VMAs biggest moments on Twitter include Kanye, Beyonce
There was no individual moment as big as “Miley, what’s good?” during Sunday night’s star-studded MTV Video Music Awards, but the 2016 edition of the VMAs was packed with some memorable highlights. Rihanna performed multiple times throughout the night, leading up to her accepting the Video Vanguard Award from a smitten Drake; Kanye West called out Amber Rose, Taylor Swift, Howard Hughes, himself, and Henry Ford, among others, during a winding speech that led into his “Fade” video premiere; and Beyoncé brought the house down by playing five tracks off Lemonade during a show-stopping mini-set.
To no surprise, it was those stars who drew the most interest on social media. According to Twitter, the most-tweeted moment of the night was Beyoncé closing out her performance, which ended with a kiss, a mic drop, and the formation of the symbol for women.
Coming in second was West showing off the video for “Fade,” which premiered during the VMAs broadcast.
The third most tweeted moment of the night came when Rihanna accepted her Vanguard Award from Drake, who was late to the show because of traffic but got there in time to profess his love for Rihanna.
West also took the fourth spot, specifically for the moment during his wide-ranging speech when he called out Amber Rose.
And rounding out the list was Rihanna again, when she performed “Rude Boy” among other hits.
For a complete list of EW’s most memorable parts of the MTV VMAs, head here.