The 2023 MTV VMAs: Selena Gomez’s Statement, Taylor Swift’s Joy, and The Red Carpet Fashion Breakdown
Selena Gomez Finds Her Voice Amidst Memes
It’s never easy to be under the public eye, especially when your every facial twitch can become the next viral sensation. Selena Gomez knows this too well. The 31-year-old superstar found herself amidst a social media whirlwind following her reactions at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.
Taking to Instagram, Selena made her feelings known. “I will never be a meme again,” she proclaimed with a mix of defiance and weariness, “I’d rather sit still than be dragged for being myself. Much love.” Though in the past, Selena has laughed along with her viral meme moments – such as her reactions to soccer legend Lionel Messi or that cozy blanket image – this time, she’s clearly drawing a line.
Celebrations in Order: Gomez’s VMA Triumph
Despite the meme chaos, the night wasn’t all gloomy for the “Only Murders in the Building” actress. Selena and Rema’s hit “Calm Down” bagged the “moon man” for Best Afrobeats, making the evening memorable. Out of the four nominations the song received, this win was undoubtedly a highlight.
Adding sweetness to Selena’s night was her bestie, Taylor Swift. Cameras captured Swift’s elation as she jumped in joy when Selena’s win was announced. Their camaraderie was palpable when they shared a warm hug, both looking absolutely glamorous.
Star-Studded Fashion Highlights from the VMAs
Nicki Minaj & Doja Cat: The two divas dazzled the VMAs. Minaj opted for Dolce & Gabbana, while Doja Cat chose an elegant Oscar De La Renta piece.
Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift: The dynamic duo turned heads and captured hearts. Selena Gomez graced the event in a mesmerizing red beaded gown by Oscar de la Renta, perfectly paired with Jimmy Choo shoes. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift went for an edgier look, stunning in a black Versace halter dress.
Cardi B: Always a fashion icon, Cardi B was a vision in a unique piece by Dilara Findikoglu.
Shakira with sons Milan & Sasha
Demi Lovato & Olivia Rodrigo: Keeping up with the evening’s high fashion stakes, Lovato and Rodrigo chose distinctive pieces. While Demi’s dress remained undisclosed, Olivia was seen in Ludovic de Saint Sernin.
In Ludovic de Saint Sernin.
In Oscar De La Renta.
Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini
Her in Mônot.
In Oscar de la Renta dress and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Megan Thee Stallion
In Brandon Blackwood.
Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick & Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC
In Jean Paul Gaultier dress and Melissa Kaye jewelry.
In Coach dress and Simon G jewelry.
In Jason Wu.
Lil Nas X
In Palomo Spain.Tinashe
In Alexandre Vauthier.
In Schiaparelli dress and Gianvito Rossi shoes.
In Ashi Studio dress and Jacob & Co. jewelry.
In Roberto Cavalli.
In David Koma.
In the starry world of music, where both sound and style matter, the 2023 MTV VMAs were a testament to both. From Selena’s poignant message to the world of high-end fashion on display, it was truly a night to remember.