We knew Keke Palmer was going to present 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 carry the humorous and the seems to be, however she additionally delivered a strong, heartfelt message. She opened the show 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 keenness is a real inspiration to all of the followers he touched and everybody he encountered,” she stated. “We dedicate tonight’s present to the person whose spirit touched so many. He’s a real hero, not simply on display however in every thing he did. His influence lives without end.”
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 stated. “Music will help us heal. It is all love, and that is what tonight is about. We’re making the unattainable attainable, pushing the boundaries of music performances as a result of that is what we do on the VMAs.”
If Palmer’s introduction is a glimpse at her internet hosting model for the remainder of the night time, we’re some very fortunate viewers. Is there an award for the most effective host? We’re nominating and declaring her winner in the identical breath! We all know she stays booked and busy, however only a suggestion for future award reveals: rent her! We’d gladly watch her all through this complete award season — truthfully, it might be a present. Watch Palmer’s transferring opening above and marvel on the sheer expertise dripping from each second.