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Celebs rock the red carpet at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

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Anything can — and often does — happen at MTV’s annual Video Music Awards show recognizing the best in music videos, and it all begins with the ensembles the stars wear on the much-watched red carpet. Take a peek at what Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, and others stepped out in for this year’s event at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande

The engaged couple made their red carpet debut, looking as in love as ever. While Grande wore a space-themed mini dress and stiletto, over-the-knee boots, her Saturday Night Live honey kept it casual in an athleisure ensemble and Adidas sneakers. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Cardi B

Leave it to Cardi B to steal the show with her first official appearance since becoming a mom, thanks to her new pixie cut and velvet dress. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez

The recipient of the night’s Video Vanguard Award, Jennifer Lopez wore a flashy dress, as always, for at least a little while. She changed her wardrobe by the time she hit the stage to perform a medley of her hits. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez

Of course, J.Lo’s man was by her side on the red carpet, and later sitting in the audience with her kids as she accepted her award. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Farrah and Sophia Abraham

The former Teen Mom OG star, who’s often criticized for her parenting choices, brought 9-year-daughter Sophia along for the show. Let’s hope no one brings out any foam fingers this time! (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Kylie Jenner

No Hollywood event is complete without an appearance by at least one member of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians cast. This time, the Kylie Cosmetics mogul was there to represent. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Nicki Minaj

You knew Minaj would wear something that stood out, and she didn’t disappoint. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Noah Cyrus and Lil Xan

Speaking of foam fingers, Miley’s little sis arrived for the show alongside her somewhat controversial boyfriend, Lil Xan. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Blake Lively

As one of the night’s presenters, Lively — in an all white pantsuit — took the mic with Anna Kendrick, her co-star in the upcoming movie, A Simple Favor. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Millie Bobby Brown

So did you dress as chic as the Stranger Things star when you were 14? Neither did we. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Michael Avenatti

It’s understandable if you can’t place this guy at an MTV show and not talking to the media on behalf of his most famous client, Donald Trump’s alleged former mistress Stormy Daniels. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Tiffany Haddish

She’s ready! Haddish brought her hilarious jokes to the MTV VMAs crowd, with the help of a semi-sheer gown. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Amber Rose

Rose totally fit in on the red carpet in a bright red latex suit — and that’s what’s so fun about the VMAs. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, and son Gunner

Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, and their son, Gunner, hit the carpet together. Of course, Speidi is teaching Gunner about the fame game young! (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Shawn Mendes

The “In My Blood” singer and multiple nominee quite literally brought some color of his own to the awards show. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell

Teen Mom OG couple Tyler and Catelynn made it a date night. Let’s hope they didn’t run into Farrah… (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Vinny Guadagnino and Pauly D

The Jersey Shore stars were ready for a night of partying after co-hosting MTV’s red carpet pre-show. (Photo: Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)

Liam Payne

Liam Payne attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Kailyn Lowry

Kailyn Lowry attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Blac Chyna

Blac Chyna attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

DJ Khaled, Asahd Khaled, and Nicole Tuck

DJ Khaled, Asahd Khaled, and Nicole Tuck attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Aerosmith

Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

Quavo and Offset

Quavo and Offset of Migos attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Bethany C. Meyers and Nico Tortorella

Bethany C. Meyers, left, and Nico Tortorella arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Madison Beer

Madison Beer attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)

Keegan-Michael Key and Elisa Pugliese

Keegan-Michael Key and Elisa Pugliese attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Tyga

Tyga attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo

Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Hennessy Carolina

Hennessy Carolina arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Travis Scott

Travis Scott attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Nicky Hilton

Nicky Hilton Rothschild attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

Frankie Grande

Frankie Grande attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Deena Cortese

Deena Cortese attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’Oir

Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’Oir attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Willy William

Willy William attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Asian Doll

Asian Doll attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Rita Ora

Rita Ora attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

Lil Pump

Lil Pump attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

Zion Kuwonu, Nick Mara, Brandon Arreaga, Austin Porter and Edwin Honoret

From left to right: Zion Kuwonu, Nick Mara, Brandon Arreaga, Austin Porter and Edwin Honoret of PRETTYMUCH attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Lauren Pesce and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

Lauren Pesce and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Ashanti

Ashanti attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)

Dascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

SZA

SZA attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

DJ Cassidy

DJ Cassidy attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Victor Cruz and Karrueche Tran

Victor Cruz and Karrueche Tran attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Sofia Carson

Sofia Carson attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

Logic

Logic attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Maddie Ziegler

Maddie Ziegler attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Marshmello

Marshmello attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Jasmine Sanders and Terrence J

Jasmine Sanders and Terrence J attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)

Audrina Patridge

Audrina Patridge arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Ken Jeong

Ken Jeong attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Angelina Pivarnick

Angelina Pivarnick arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Shanina Shaik

Shanina Shaik attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Al Sharpton and Aisha McShaw

U.S. civil rights activist and minister Al Sharpton and Aisha McShaw attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

Chloe X Halle

Chloe X Halle attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)

21 Savage

21 Savage attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Jessie Reyez

Jessie Reyez attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

G-Eazy

G-Eazy attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Lily Barrios

Lily Barrios attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Bobby Lytes

Bobby Lytes attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

Grace VanderWaal

Grace VanderWaal attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Bryce Vine

Bryce Vine attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)

Sky

Sky attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Algee Smith

Algee Smith attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)

Maluma

Maluma attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Maryse Ouellet

Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Maryse Ouellet attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)

Moniece Slaughter

Moniece Slaughter arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Tessa Brooks

Tessa Brooks arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

DeJ Loaf

DeJ Loaf arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Safaree Samuels

Safaree Samuels attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Andrew Watt

Andrew Watt arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Dreamdoll

Dreamdoll arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Erica Mena

Erica Mena arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Klarity

Klarity arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Fabolous

Fabolous attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

Pretty Little Mamas

Cheyenne Enriquez, Chandlar Walby, Alyssa Abrenica, Nicole Pleskow and Nikki of Pretty Little Mamas attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

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