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Lady Gaga dominates at MTV VMAs, The Weeknd wins top award

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Posted at 9:38 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 00:49:14-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga cleaned house at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, while The Weeknd took home the top prize — and both pop stars sent important messages to viewers about the current state of the world: “Wear a mask” and “Justice for Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor.”

Gaga won five honors Sunday, most of them for her No. 1 hit with Ariana Grande, “Rain on Me,” which the pop stars performed live for the first time.

The Weeknd paid tribute to Blake and Taylor — two Black people who were shot by police officers after winning video of the year and best R&B for “Blinding Lights.”