Taylor Swift called the White House after winning the MTV Video Music Awards in 2019 for her LGBTQ hymn "You Need To Calm Down."
The singer "Lover" opened the show at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, with a performance of the hit. Flanked by colorful dancers, Swift returned to her roots by taking her guitar out to sing the title track of her new album, Lover.
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The words "Equality Act" were featured on the performance of the 29-year-old pop star, a reference to her support for Equality Act legislation that would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
After winning the The 29-year-old pop star and a number of cast members from the video appeared on stage to accept the award.
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"I just want to say that this is a fan-chosen award, so I want to be with the fans first Thank you, as several points were made in this video, so voting for this video means you want a world where we all get equal treatment, "Swift said.
She continued, "Regardless of who we are, regardless of how we identify, there was a petition at the end of this video – and there's still a petition for the Equality Act, which basically just states that we all deserve equal rights under the law.  007] "And I would like to thank all who signed this petition, as it now has half a million signatures, which is five times the amount that would be required to get an answer Swift added and accepted the petition, then looked at her wrist and tapped it, apparently pointing to a clock.
The video for "You Need to Calm Down." to calm down) – which also won the video for a good award – ends with the words: "Let & # 39; s show we are proud that our laws at the national level really treat all our citizens the same ln. "Prior to the release of the video, Swift announced that it supports the Equality Act.
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At the beginning of the show, Cardi Bs was awarded" Money " Best Hip-Hop Award – First Night of Television
"I can not hear myself," she said as the fans shouted her name, "Let me now deliver my speech." The 26-year-old rapper thanked Jora Frantzis, who directed her Money clip, and her glamor team.
Alison Brie and French Montana focused on immigration activism at the presentation of the best Latin American music video, "I'm so proud of it To award this prize because, as an immigrant, I feel that we are the people who make up our country, and I feel like I want to be a voice, "Montana said.
Brie added," What Meeting immigrants in this country is unconstitutional and truly disgusting.
Missy Elliott proved why she is one of the best and most innovative rappers of all time, with an incredible mix of her most famous songs and music videos from the black puffy bag dress for "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" for camouflage for "Get Ur Freak On."
The Grammy winner, who returned to the VMAs for the first time since 2003, was supported by a talented team of dancers for songs like "Work It" and "Pass That Dutch" and "Lose C ontrol.
With her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award she said she would try to hold back tears, but the award meant so much to her.
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She thanked Janet Jackson She, along with Madonna and Busta Rhymes, called her an inspiration for her music videos and said she misses the singer Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash 18 years ago.
She dedicated the dance community's prize as her dancers broke out behind her and said: "You are the icing on the cake, you are the heartbeat."
Jessica Napoli, Julius Young, and The Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.