Taylor Swift’s 2019 MTV Video Music Awards Takeover: See The Photos

By Shayna Spero

August 26, 2019

2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Roaming Show

All eyes were on Taylor Swift at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards when the pop titan kicked off the Newark-based show with a medley of her most recent singles, “You Need to Calm Down,” and “Lover.” But it wasn’t just the opening number, Swift was everywhere throughout the evening. From audience shots of her jamming out to Lil Nas X and Missy Elliott to her own spotlight for winning awards like Video of the Year, Swift ruled the evening. Scroll on below to see photos of Swift’s evening!

1. Taylor began the night by hitting the red carpet in a knockout Versace blazer and thigh-high boots.

2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet

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2. And she stopped to say hello to some Swifties along the way.

2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet

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3. She killed it during her show opening performance of "You Need To Calm Down". She even shared the stage with BFF Todrick Hall and others that appeared in the song's music video.

2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Fixed Show
2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Roaming Show

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4. And then she mesmerized the entire audience with her first live performance of "Lover".

2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Fixed Show

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5. This shiny performance outfit. Wonder Woman, is that you?

2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Roaming Show

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6. This cute photo she snapped with Bella and Gigi Hadid, Halsey and Pepa.

2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Roaming Show

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7. She was caught on camera boppin' to performances several times!

8. When she won the Video for Good award, Tay stepped out of the spotlight to let her video co-stars shine on stage. In a very special moment, Todrick gave a short, but moving speech to accept the award.

2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Roaming Show

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9. She took home the Video of the Year award for her colorful "You Need To Calm Down" video and celebrated with her co-stars.

2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Roaming Show

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10. And she used her platform to advocate for the Equality Act.

2019 MTV Video Music Awards - Roaming Show

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