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Black Women Owned the MTV Video Music Awards

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Black Women Owned the MTV Video Music Awards

By Corey Townsend via

Like Issa Rae, I watch award shows to root for everybody black.

When a black person hit my screen during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, I turned into a proud mother who was equipped with a sign and screams filled with the happiness that comes from knowing another one of our people is achieving their dreams.

The VMAs are an unseasoned event, but throughout the night, black women continuously proved that we invented music.

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“My girl Lizzo is 100 percent that bitch,” yelled H-Town hottie Megan Thee Stallion. And she did not lie. When Lizzo hit the stage, she asked the question that many of us have been wondering since the dawn of time: “Why men great ’til they gotta be great?!” I feel once we answer this question we’d be better off as a people. She got on that stage and showed her ass, figuratively and literally, as she performed in front of an inflatable butt. She started out the performance giving us an Olivia Pope moment in a full-length trench and then revealed a yellow swimsuit to presumably show the world that color was …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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