Normani gets raunchy and gives Teyana Taylor a lap dance at 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

Of all the performances at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards (and there were plenty…), few to none were as sexually-charged as Normani’s performance.

The 25-year-old Atlanta native performed her hit single Wild Side, which was released in July, during the awards ceremony, held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The song began with Normani (real name Normani Kordei Hamilton) taking the stage with a silver breast plate and silver pants, getting dragged across the stage as male dancers performed, and she was later seen giving a lap dance to Teyana Taylor.

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Normani: Of all the performances at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards (and there were plenty…), few to none were as sexually-charged as Normani’s performance

Lap dance: The song began with Normani (real name Normani Kordei Hamilton) taking the stage with a silver breast plate and silver pants, getting dragged across the stage as male dancers performed, and she was later seen giving a lap dance to Teyana Taylor

The singer was also wearing silver rings across her arms with shiny silver pants as she performed against a red backdrop.

The backdrop would often change at the snap of the singer’s fingers, going from red to white as she performed with an array of male and female dancers.

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The singer also showed off her incredible vocal range, hitting some of the highest notes during the entire awards ceremony. 

Normani sings: The singer was also wearing silver rings across her arms with shiny silver pants as she performed against a red backdrop

Snap: The backdrop would often change at the snap of the singer’s fingers, going from red to white as she performed with an array of male and female dancers

During a brief interlude, Normani asked, ‘VMAs, how you al feeling?’ as a large silver St. Andrews Cross was wheeled out onto the stage with Teyana Taylor strapped to it.

Taylor’s arms were tied to the structure, wearing a silver breast plate and a silver bikini bottom as Normani climbed onto the structure and started giving her a lap dance, of sorts.

Normani climbed through the holes in the structure and bent herself backwards against Taylor as the performance came to an end. 

Teyana: During a brief interlude, Normani asked, ‘VMAs, how you al feeling?’ as a large silver bondage board was wheeled out onto the stage with Teyana Taylor strapped to it

Climbed: Taylor’s arms were tied to the structure, wearing a silver breast plate and a silver bikini bottom as Normani climbed onto the structure and started giving her a lap dance, of sorts

Many fans compared the end of her performance as an homage of sorts to a raunchy Janet Jackson concert back in 2002.

Jackson brought up a fan for her Live From Hawaii performance in 2002 for her song Would You Mind.

She proceeded to strap the fan to a St. Andrews cross and danced around… and all over him.

Compared: Many fans compared the end of her performance as an homage of sorts to a raunchy Janet Jackson concert back in 2002

Normani and Taylor were seen embracing happily backstage after the performance, along with their troupe of backup dancers.

Normani started her career as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, after auditioning solo on the reality series The X Factor.

Her Wild Side song, featuring Cardi B, peaked at the 14th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts. 

Embracing: Normani and Taylor were seen embracing happily backstage after the performance, along with their troupe of backup dancers

Career: Normani started her career as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, after auditioning solo on the reality series The X Factor

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2021 WINNERS

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – ‘WAP’

DJ Khaled ft. Drake – ‘POPSTAR (Starring Justin Bieber)’

Doja Cat ft. SZA – ‘Kiss Me More’

Ed Sheeran – ‘Bad Habits’

Lil Nas X – ‘MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)’ – WINNER

The Weeknd – ‘Save Your Tears’

Big winner: Lil Nas X wins Video of the year for Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Justin Bieber – WINNER

Megan Thee Stallion

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

SONG OF THE YEAR

24kGoldn ft. iann dior – ‘Mood’

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – ‘Leave The Door Open’

BTS – ‘Dynamite’

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – ‘WAP’

Dua Lipa – ‘Levitating’

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘drivers license’ – WINNER

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

24kGoldn

Giveon

The Kid LAROI

Olivia Rodrigo – WINNER

Polo G

Saweetie

Simply stunning: Olivia Rodrigo wins Best New Artist at the 2021 VMAs

 

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

September 2020: Wallows – ‘Are You Bored Yet?’

October 2020: Ashnikko – ‘Daisy’

November 2020: SAINt JHN – ‘Gorgeous’

December 2020: 24kGoldn – ‘Coco’

January 2021: JC Stewart – ‘Break My Heart’

February 2021: Latto – ‘Sex Lies’

March 2021: Madison Beer – ‘Selfish’

April 2021: The Kid LAROI – ‘WITHOUT YOU’

May 2021: Olivia Rodrigo – ‘drivers license’ – WINNER

June 2021: girl in red ‘Serotonin’

July 2021: Fousheé – ‘my slime’

August 2021: jxdn – ‘Think About Me’

 

BEST COLLABORATION

24kGoldn ft. iann dior – ‘Mood’

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – ‘WAP’

Doja Cat ft. SZA – ‘Kiss Me More’ – WINNER

Drake ft. Lil Durk – ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – ‘Peaches’

Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa – ‘Prisoner’

 

BEST POP

Ariana Grande – ‘positions’

Billie Eilish – ‘Therefore I Am’

BTS – ‘Butter’

Harry Styles – ‘Treat People With Kindness’

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – ‘Peaches’ – WINNER

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘good 4 u’

Shawn Mendes – ‘Wonder’

Taylor Swift – ‘willow’

Best Pop: Justin Bieber and Giveon win Best Pop 

 

BEST HIP-HOP

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – ‘WAP’

Drake ft. Lil Durk – ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’

Lil Baby ft. Megan Thee Stallion – ‘On Me (remix)’

Moneybagg Yo – ‘Said Sum’

Polo G – ‘RAPSTAR’

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – ‘FRANCHISE’ – WINNER

 

BEST ROCK

Evanescence – ‘Use My Voice’

Foo Fighters – ‘Shame Shame’

John Mayer – ‘Last Train Home’ – WINNER

The Killers – ‘My Own Soul’s Warning’

Kings of Leon – ‘The Bandit’

Lenny Kravitz – ‘Raise Vibration’

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Bleachers – ‘Stop Making This Hurt’

Glass Animals – ‘Heat Waves’

Imagine Dragons – ‘Follow You’

Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear – ‘my ex’s best friend’ – WINNER

twenty one pilots – ‘Shy Away’

WILLOW ft. Travis Barker – ‘t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l’

Best Alternative: Machine Gun Kelly wins Best Alternative

 

BEST LATIN

Bad Bunny x Jhay Cortez – ‘Dákiti’

Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’ – WINNER

Black Eyed Peas and Shakira – ‘GIRL LIKE ME’

J. Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy – ‘UN DIA (ONE DAY)’

Karol G – ‘Bichota’

Maluma – ‘Hawái’

 

BEST R&B

Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL’

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – ‘Leave The Door Open’ – WINNER

Chris Brown and Young Thug – ‘Go Crazy’

Giveon – ‘HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARY’

H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown – ‘Come Through’

SZA – ‘Good Days’  

 BEST K-POP

(G)I-DLE – ‘DUMDi DUMDi’

BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez – ‘Ice Cream’

BTS – ‘Butter’ – WINNER

BIGHIT MUSIC Monsta X – ‘Gambler 

SEVENTEEN – ‘Ready to love’

TWICE – ‘Alcohol-Free’

 

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Billie Eilish – ‘Your Power’ – WINNER

Demi Lovato – ‘Dancing With The Devil’

H.E.R. – ‘Fight For You’

Kane Brown – ‘Worldwide Beautiful’

Lil Nas X – ‘MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)’

Pharrell Williams ft. JAY-Z – ‘Entrepreneur’

Billie wins: Billie Eilish wins the Video for Good award for Your Power

 

BEST DIRECTION

Billie Eilish – ‘Your Power’

Directed by Billie Eilish

DJ Khaled ft. Drake – ‘POPSTAR (Starring Justin Bieber)’

Directed by Julien Christian Lutz aka Director X

Lil Nas X – ‘MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)’

Directed by Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino – WINNER

Taylor Swift – ‘willow’

Directed by Taylor Swift

Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A – ‘Franchise’

Directed by Travis Scott

Tyler, The Creator – ‘LUMBERJACK’

Directed by Wolf Haley

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL’ – WINNER

Cinematography by Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

Billie Eilish – ‘Therefore I Am’

Cinematography by Rob Witt

Foo Fighters – ‘Shame Shame’

Cinematography by Santiago Gonzalez

Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper – ‘Holy’

Cinematography by Elias Talbot

Lady Gaga – ‘911’

Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth

Lorde – ‘Solar Power’

Cinematography by Andrew Stroud

Third: Olivia Rodrigo wins her third award for Push Performance of the Year

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer – ‘ALREADY’

Art Direction by Susan Linns, Gerard Santos

Ed Sheeran – ‘Bad Habits’

Art Direction by: Alison Dominitz

Lady Gaga – ‘911’

Art Direction by: Tom Foden, Peter Andrus

Lil Nas X – ‘MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name) 

Art Direction by: John Richoux

Saweetie ft. Doja Cat – ‘Best Friend’

Art Direction by: Alec Contestabile – WINNER 

Taylor Swift – ‘willow’

Art Direction by: Ethan Tobman, Regina Fernandez

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Bella Poarch – ‘Build A Bitch’

Visual Effects by Andrew Donoho, Denhov Visuals, Denis Strahhov, Rein Jakobson, Vahur Kuusk, Tatjana Pavlik, Yekaterina Vetrova

Coldplay – ‘Higher Power’

Visual Effects by Mathematic

Doja Cat & The Weeknd – ‘You Right’

Visual Effects by La Pac, Anthony Lestremau, Julien Missaire, Petr Shkolniy, Alexi Bailla, Micha Sher, Antoine Hache, Mikros MPC, Nicolas Huget, Guillaume Ho Tsong Fang, Benjamin Lenfant, Stephane Pivron, MPC Bangalore, Chanakya Chander, Raju Ganesh, David Rouxel

Glass Animals – ‘Tangerine’

Visual Effects by Ronan Fourreau

Lil Nas X – ‘MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)’

Visual Effects by Mathematic – WINNER

P!NK – ‘All I Know So Far’

Visual Effects by Dave Meyers, Freenjoy Inc

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Ariana Grande – ’34+35′

Choreography by Brian Nicholson & Scott Nicholson

BTS – ‘Butter’

Choreography by SON SUNG DEUK With BHM PERFORMANCE DIRECTING TEAM

Ed Sheeran – ‘Bad Habits’

Choreography by Natricia Bernard

Foo Fighters – ‘Shame Shame’

Choreography by Nina McNeely

Harry Styles – ‘Treat People With Kindness’ – WINNER

Choreography by Paul Roberts

Marshmello & Halsey – ‘Be Kind’

Choreography by Dani Vitale

 

BEST EDITING

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – ‘Leave The Door Open’

Editing by Troy Charbonnet – WINNER

BTS – ‘Butter’

Editing by Yong Seok Choi from Lumpens

Drake – ‘What’s Next’

Editing by Noah Kendal

Harry Styles – ‘Treat People With Kindness’

Editing by Claudia Wass

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – ‘Peaches’

Editing by Mark Mayr, Vinnie Hobbs

Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa – ‘Prisoner’

GROUP OF THE YEAR

BTS – WINNER

Blackpink

CNCO

Foo Fighters

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Silk Sonic

Twenty One Pilots

BEST BREAKTHROUGH SONG

Claire Rosinkranz — “Backyard Boy” – WINNER

Masked Wolf – Astronaut In The Ocean

Bella Poarch – Build a B*tch

Young Baby Tate ft. Flo Milli – I Am

Whoheem – Let’s Link

 

 

 

 

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