MTV VMAs 2017: Kendrick Lamar Wins Big, Best Fight Against the System Category Has Six Winners



The rapper nabbed six awards for 'HUMBLE.' video, while all the nominees in Best Fight Against the System category won a trophy each.
After kicking off MTV Video Music Awards with a fire-filled medley, Kendrick Lamar has now made headlines with his victory at the show. Out of eight nominations, the Compton emcee walked away with six trophies. He nabbed Video of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects Awards for "HUMBLE.", a smash hit single off his double-platinum album "DAMN."

This year's VMAs removed gender-based categories, making it even harder to win against the other nominees. Ed Sheeran won Artist of the Year Awards, edging out the likes of Bruno Mars, Lorde, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd. Meanwhile, Khalid brought home Best New Artist Award.

VMAs also introduced a new category this year. Best Fight Against the System Award was honored to those who reflect "the audience's passion and activism surrounding environmental justice, immigration, LGBTQ and racial justice."

During the show, Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer who was tragically killed while protesting in Charlottesville, appeared to announce that there were six winners in Best Fight Against the System category instead of one. The winners included Big Sean, Logic, Alessia Cara, Damian Lemar Hudson, John Legend, Shailene Woodley and Taboo.

Aside from revealing the winners, Susan announced Heather Heyer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that will provide scholarships to "help more people join Heather's fight against hatred." "Only 15 days ago, my daughter was killed as she protested racism," she said. "I miss her, but I know she's here tonight."

"I'm deeply moved to see people across the world, all over the world, be inspired by her courage," she continued. "I'm announcing the Heather Heyer Foundation, a nonprofit for scholarships. I don't want Heather to die in vain. I want people to know that Heather never marched alone. She was joined by people of every race and every background across the country."


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