The biggest moments from the 2022 MTV VMAs

Lizzo inspired, Taylor Swift broke records, and Nicki Minaj reigned.

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Lizzo urged fans to get out and vote this November while accepting the Video for Good award for her single “About Damn Time.” “[Your vote] means everything to make a change in this country,” she said during her speech. “So, remember when you’re voting for your favorite artists, vote to change some of these laws that are oppressing us.”

Billy Eichner dragged “Clarence Thomas and all the homophobes on the Supreme Court.”

Dove Cameron dedicated her Best New Artist award to “all of the queer kids out there.”

It wasn’t necessarily one of the best moments, but it was certainly noteworthy. Johnny Depp made his first public appearance since his court battle with ex-wife Amber Heard, as a flying moon man. He joked, “I needed the work.”