Rihanna was truly all smiles after performing not one, but FOUR times at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square. She both opened and closed the show, where she held the most beautiful award speech while holding the trophy for the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Rapper and singer Drake showed up to introduce the award with the most kind words – “We love the music, which can change styles from album to album. We love the videos which change their artistic vision from year to year. But most of all, we love the woman who hasn’t changed from day one.
“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old. She’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I’ve looked up to her, even though she’s younger than me. She’s a living, breathing legend in our industry.”
Watch Rihanna’s and Drakes speeches below, as well as all of the four performances after the jump.
Rihanna accepting the Video Vanguard Award
Check out all of the performances after the jump!
Performance 2 – Rude Boy, What’s My Name, Work
Performance 3 – Needed Me, Pour It Up, Bitch Better Have My Money
Performance 4 – Stay, Diamonds, Love On The Brain