The 2 Grammy award winners, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion teamed up to take the 2023 MTV VMAs by storm yet again.
Cardi B kicked off the performance by descending from the ceiling on a disco ball. Dressed in a Carnival-inspired, royal blue dress, the “I Like It” rapper was joined by a crew of dancers in blue-and-green body suits.
After delivering the first several bars of the danceable track solo, Megan Thee Stallion appeared on stage in a glitzy ensemble in the same hue and relayed her own dynamic verses while strutting with her collaborator.
The hip-hop favorites and their legion of back-up dancers brought “real hot girl” energy to the MTV stage, which was decked out in palm trees and tropical neon colors, twerking and beating it up with their fierce choreography.
“Bongos” dropped ahead of the VMAs on September 8, marking Cardi and Meg’s first collab since their record-breaking track “WAP.” The 2020 single made history as the first female rap collaboration to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent four weeks at the top of the charts, so it’s no wonder that the duo is back at it again with “Bongos.”