billboard music awards: the night’s best memes and reactions
Cara Delevingne fangirling over Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat chugging her drink, and Machine Gun Kelly dedicating his set to his unborn child – a meme-worthy awards night
image via @ChicksInTheOff on Twitter
words Eve Walker
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards show on Sunday night was filled with great looks, high emotions, and meme-worthy moments.
With Diddy as the night’s host, the night had some all-star performances from the likes of Travis Scott, Ed Sheeran, Burna Boy, Florence + The Machine, and Maxwell.
And on the awards front, it was a super successful night for women in music; Doja Cat won four awards and hyped up fellow winner Megan Thee Stallion during her performance, Olivia Rodrigo (who wasn’t in attendance) was the biggest winner with a staggering seven awards, and Janet Jackson presented the beloved Mary J. Blige with the Billboard Icon Award.
Two of the most talked about couples on the red carpet really showed up with the looks too. The demonically chic Machine Gun Kelly wore a Dolce and Gabbana suit with 10 carat diamonds, with fiancé Megan Fox who wore a David Koma dress straight from the runway with stunning gloved sleeves. After recently welcoming their second child into the world, Kylie Jenner, wearing an illusion style Balmain dress, and Travis Scott were joined on the red carpet with their daughter Stormi.
The night’s most memorable – and internet-galvanising in cringe – moment had to be Cara Delevingne obsessing over Megan Thee Stallion. She began throwing up the train of Megan’s dress for the red carpet and looming in the background as she was papped on the carpet. Then, when Meg was announced as the winner of the top female rapper award, her face was frozen in an incoming iconic reaction meme look of shock. “Megan Thee Stallion’s face was frozen like a real housewife after too much botox,” said one Twitter user.
And we had the always relatable Doja gulping down her alcohol before going to scoop her R&B prize, MGK shouting out Megan Fox as his “wife” and mother to his “unborn child” during his performance.
Without further ado, here are the best memes and reactions from the night.