The iHeartRadio Music Awards were this past weekend and, like all awards ceremonies lately, they were filled with newer artists winning big and some heavily politicized moments.
warmed up the crowd by performing a power medley of "Bodak Yellow," "MotorSport," "Finesse," and "No Limit" back-to-back with some help from G-Eazy
, later taking home the "Best New Artist" award and thanking her haters and boyfriend Offset in her acceptance speech.
The "Innovator" award is the most prestigious award you can receive at the iHeartRadio awards and fittingly went to Chance the Rapper
for his total independence. During his acceptance speech, he thanked his family and friends as well as all the contemporary female artists who have done so much for streaming services in the music industry. Pharrell Williams
, who gave the award, also applauded him for being a great dad when he was presenting the award, which was pretty much the cutest thing ever.
added a verse to his performance of "Nowhere Fast" with Kehlani,
addressing gun violence and the toxicity of the NRA. "This whole country is going nuts / And the NRA is in our way / They're responsible for this whole production / They hold the strings, they control the puppet," he rapped.
premiered a new video for "Delicate
," a single off of her 2017 album Reputation
, that features her letting her hair down and dancing around a hotel when she suddenly becomes invisible. She won the Best Female Artist of the Year, against Rihanna
, Alessia Cara
won the first-ever Fangirls Award presented by Laverne Cox. "Where you come from doesn't determine where you're going," she said in her acceptance speech, and afterwards laid down a killer performance of "Havana", dressed entirely in pink silk in a Madonna reenactment.