Jennifer Lopez took to the MTV VMAs stage to deliver a jaw-dropping high-octane performance of some of her biggest hits — including “I’m Real” and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” — before she accepted the Video Vanguard award for her extensive and iconic videography.
Lopez’s dancing skills and singing talent made her the fodder of hundreds of tweets praising her dancing, singing, looks, and longevity.
JENNIFER LOPEZ IS ONE OF THE BADDEST CHICKS TO EVER ENTER THE POP GAME. AN ENDLESS CATALOGUE OF HITS. ICONIC VISUALS. A PERFORMER. A HEART OF GOLD. A PERSONALITY. HER WORK ETHIC. A TRAILBLAZER. 20 FUCKING YEARS OF SUCCESS. A QUEEN. #VMAs
— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) August 21, 2018
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) August 21, 2018
Jennifer Lopez always looks amazing. #VMAs
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) August 21, 2018
Omggggg I’m just sitting here crying watching thisssss I love you @JLo !!!!
— Kathleen Lights (@KathleenLights1) August 21, 2018
who told jennifer lopez to snap like that?
— 𝑒𝓍𝓅𝑜𝓈𝑒𝒹 (@exposedbihh) August 21, 2018
Jennifer Lopez is such a fucking icon. Whoever is confused to why she’s getting the video vanguard award doesn’t know the impact she had on the music industry
— ً (@ButeraDemetria) August 21, 2018
This performance by @JLo is IN. SANE. Legend status.
— KIRA (@kirakosarin) August 21, 2018
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 21, 2018
Jennifer Lopez cleared up my acne
— Ryan Houlihan (@RyanHoulihan) August 21, 2018
Jennifer Lopez is a perforrrrmerrrrr. I fucking love her
— freddy kruger (@GLNCOCO_) August 21, 2018
— Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) August 21, 2018
— Page Six (@PageSix) August 21, 2018
Jennifer Lopez has been making HITS for 20 years. 20. YEARS. pic.twitter.com/zvQGeWrjuj
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 21, 2018
— Variety (@Variety) August 21, 2018
— Ladante1.5 (@ladante15) August 21, 2018
— αl | єpíphαnч (@JHSMEETSEVlL) August 21, 2018
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 21, 2018
— Miguel Fuller (@MiguelFuller) August 21, 2018
— Spice🖤 (@sheisniyah) August 21, 2018
Lopez’s performance included appearances by collaborators DJ Khaled and Ja Rule. As mentioned during the broadcast, Lopez is the first Latinx artist to receive the honor. Long live Lopez!