It was an evening of MTV milestones.

On the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, held on the Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 28, a number of artists broke obstacles and deservedly made moonman history.

Scooping up the award within the Greatest Latin class, Anitta grew to become the primary Brazilian artist in historical past to win an award on the VMAs. In her emotional acceptance speech, the “Envolver” singer stated she wasn’t anticipating the glory earlier than reflecting on the significance of the second.

“I simply need to say, for whoever would not know this, tonight, the historical past, the primary time of Brazil right here,” she advised the viewers shortly after performing. “It is the primary time my nation has ever been an award like that, and I need to say thanks for my household and for my associates.”

The 29-year-old continued, “And tonight I carried out right here a rhythm that for a few years in my nation was thought-about a criminal offense. I used to be born and raised within the ghetto of Brazil, and for whoever who was born there, we by no means would suppose this was potential. So thanks a lot.”

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