Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello steam up the MTV Video Music Awards.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello steam up the MTV Video Music Awards. Foxtel

Fans lose it over steamy VMAs performance

The MTV VMAs has served up an extremely steamy performance between music's couple of the moment.

Pop singers and ridiculously good looking duo Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello teased their fans by almost pashing about seven times during an intimate performance of their chart-topping song, Senorita.

Will they?
Will they? Foxtel


We’re waiting?
We’re waiting? Foxtel

They didn't end up kissing but their army of die-hard fans still lost the plot, including Joe Jonas, who looks like he enjoyed the show.

Earlier, this year's host, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, was absolutely savaged on Twitter for his cringeworthy opening monologue, which was more directed at daggy dads as opposed to the typical MTV-viewing millennial.

Maniscalco told the audience that if anyone felt "triggered" there was a "safe space" available backstage at the show. He continued the joke by saying that Lil Nas X's "horses", which he refers to in his hit song Old Town Road, were back(stage) and would serve as "emotional support animals".

Hot tip Maniscalco: Don't make fun of millenials to a crowd of millenials.



Unless you're into stand-up comedy, you probably don't know who he is. And after that episode, he no doubt would prefer it stay that way.

It followed a pride-filled performance by Taylor Swift who opened the VMAs in true Taylor Swift style, exploding onto the stage backed by drag queens.

Swift sang songs from her new album You Need To Calm Down and Lover during the 10 minute colourful, supercharged performance to kick off the festivities.

Taylor Swift. Yes.
Taylor Swift. Yes.

It's been 10 years since Swift had her moment stolen at the VMAs by Kanye West, who declared Beyonce deserved to win the Best Video award instead.

Well, just look at her now.

That is some stage set. No Kanye in sight.
That is some stage set. No Kanye in sight.

Airing live on Foxtel channel MTV, the ceremony is being held at Prudential Center in New Jersey.

Swift and fellow pop princess Ariana Grande are leading the nominations, with 10 each.

Emerging talents Billie Elish and Lil Nas X also have several nods.

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In what is no doubt going to make old school Disney channel fans overjoyed, the Jonas Brothers will also put on a show during the course of the evening, as well as celeb couple Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, Bad Bunny, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Big Sean.

In what will no doubt be the big moment of the VMAs, Miley Cyrus is also set to perform her new hit Slide Away, which is understood to be about her breakup with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.

Cyrus isn't known for her subtlety (remember her half-naked VMAs performance with Robin Thicke in 2013?), so it could get savage.

More to come


She performed Lover on the guitar.
She performed Lover on the guitar.