We knew Keke Palmer was going to provide us one thing wonderful to open up the 2020 MTV VMAs, however rattling, if she did not encourage us. Not solely did the Hustlers actress convey the humorous and the appears, however she additionally delivered a strong, heartfelt message. She opened the present with a tribute to the late and nice Chadwick Boseman, who died at age 43 on Aug. 28 after a four-year battle with colon most cancers. “We have to take the time to speak in regards to the devastating lack of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose expertise and fervour is a real inspiration to all of the followers he touched and everybody he encountered,” she mentioned. “We dedicate tonight’s present to the person whose spirit touched so many. He’s a real hero, not simply on display screen however in the whole lot he did. His affect lives ceaselessly.”
Palmer later emphasised the significance of unity and continued motion amid the battle for social justice and equality. “We have to come collectively, and music – music has that energy,” she mentioned. “Music might help us heal. It is all love, and that is what tonight is about. We’re making the unimaginable potential, pushing the boundaries of music performances as a result of that is what we do on the VMAs.”
If there was an award for finest host, we might nominate and declare Palmer the winner in the identical breath! We all know she stays booked and busy, however only a suggestion for future award exhibits: rent her! We might gladly watch her all through this whole award season – actually, it might be a present. Watch Palmer’s transferring opening above and marvel on the sheer expertise dripping from each second.
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