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Megan Thee Stallion’s Return, Nelly’s Low-Back and More VMAs Red Carpet

Including Olivia Rodrigo's disco ball dress.

There was no shortage of viral moments at the 2023 Video Music Awards — are NSYNC reuniting? Did Justin Timberlake and Megan Thee Stallion argue backstage?! — but the buzz was surely loudest on the VMA red carpet 2023 where the fashion overshadowed all the rest.

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Megan Thee Stallion (who seemed to clear the air on her possible JT feud on social media) made a triumphantly sexy return to the spotlight at the 2023 Video Music Awards. One month after Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her July 2020 shooting, the American rapper walked the VMA red carpet 2023 in a black sheer corset gown by Brandon Blackwood, accessorized with a statement diamond choker by Jacob And Co. And the 28-year-old wasn’t the only musician to opt for a sultry black moment — behold Canadian treasure Nelly Furtado who shimmied down the red carpet in a body-skimming, long-sleeve gown with a dangerously low back. The 44-year-old “Maneater” was ravishing in the Dundas gown which was complemented by a soft bronzed glam.


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Elsewhere on the VMAs 2023 pink carpet, besties Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez reunited, wearing black safety-pinned Versace and red lace Oscar de la Renta, respectively. Pop star of the moment Olivia Rodrigo was there as well, donning a disco ball dress by fashion darling Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Swarovski that was covered in 150,000 Swarovski crystals. According to Swarovski, the couture look was hand-sewn in Paris and took 38 hours to create.

Check out the most eye-catching looks from the VMA red carpet 2023 below.