Lil Wayne and Olivia Rodrigo open the MTV Video Music Awards, NSYNC gives Swift night’s first award

Lil Wayne and Olivia Rodrigo have opened the MTV Video Music Awards with a pair of high-energy performances. Wayne opened Tuesday’s show to perform his new food “Kat Food” while Rodrigo brought her “Vampire” music video to live before launching into her cheeky pop-punk single “Get Him Back!” The show offered plenty of surprises in its opening moments, with the boy band NSYNC reuniting on the stage. They presented the night’s first award to Taylor Swift. For the first time, only women are nominated in the show’s artist of the year category. Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Karol G and Shakira are contenders for the night’s prize.