If you thought Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” at the Super Bowl halftime was shocking, you’ve never bothered to watch MTV’s most-anything-goes show of the year: the Video Music Awards.
Voted on by the fans, this award show has been making the Grammys blush since 1984. This year’s show honors our ageless beauty from the block, Jennifer Lopez, with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Expect a much-buzzed-about live performance and a sinking feeling about the state of your abdominal muscles. And your dancing skills. And your vocal range. And your wardrobe.
The host and other performances have yet to be announced, but they never disappoint—or fail to make the next day’s headlines.
The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9/8c.