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Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion set the MTV VMAs 2023 stage on fire

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion set the stage on fire with their performance of their new single ‘Bongos’ at the 2023 VMAs

Bongos music cover

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion set the stage on fire with the performance of their new single, ‘Bongos’ which was released on September 8, at the 2023 VMAs performance of their new single,  This is their second collaboration, the first being the super hit ‘WAP’ released in 2020. With ‘Bongos’, they plan to make another reach in the top maps. It was their first-ever performance after the new single came out. 

Cardi took an entry by hanging onto a pole atop a large glowing ball. When she stepped on the stage, she was accompanied by shirtless men bongo players, and background dancers hopping in neon green and blue two - piece bathing suits joined her on the stage. Following that, she performed from the top of a small staircase with columns, much like the background in the videotape, resembling her performance in the official video. 

After her part, Megan also appeared on another part of the stage, framed by wind trees, when her part of the song began. The two reunited on a walkway back to the main stage, stopping to twerk as they moved.   Both were dressed in color coordinated ‘blue’ outfits, giving major twinning goals.

Celebrities’ groove to the tune

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s energetic performance left Selena Gomez in admiration, as she held her head in her hands, mouthing “ Oh my god! 

The cameras also caught Taylor Swift dancing to the song in the followership and swaying herself at the end of the performance.   

Fans’ can’t hold it together

The sweetest reactions came from the admirers. One jumped up and down, clapping his hands in joy as Cardi B started the song. 

A fan posted, “The ladies in blue, Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion set the MTV VMAs 2023 stage on fire, and everybody can just go home now because nothing can eclipse that. Period!”

Another one was quoted saying, “Notice how the show snappily went upward after Megan, Cardi, and Doja gave their star- speckled performances. If MTV was smart they would’ve started with Cardi & Meg and ended with Doja to keep their observers up. Bc this s – t is boring asf ” 

Such was the energy of the performance, that fans felt that nothing differently could match it