The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2023 ended its ceremony with impressive performances from various music icons worldwide. However, there are some iconic moments featuring Kpop idols Stray Kids and TXT that you can never forget. Find out more in the following comprehensive report.
MTV Video Music Awards 2023 (VMAs) Ends with the Brightest Honors for 4th Gen Kpop Idols
On September 12, local time, the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) hosted its award ceremony showcasing the most stunning nominees and lineup performers.
A highlight of the show was when the MTV VMAs 2023 announced its prestigious winners, including Kpop sensations like BTS’s Jungkook, BLACKPINK, and 4th generation Kpop leaders like Stray Kids and TXT.
However, did you know that there were some iconic and memorable moments featuring Stray Kids and TXT at the award ceremony?
5 Most Iconic and Memorable Moments You Can NEVER Forget!
Here are 5 of the most iconic moments of MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2023 featuring Kpop idols Stray Kids and TXT you should never miss!
1. Stray Kids’ Hilarious Reactions to Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion’s Stage Performance
The first and the most iconic moments you can never forget from the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2023 was the hilarious reactions from Stray Kids members to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s stage performance.
At the award ceremony, American music rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performed their song “Bongos”. The two international divas have always been famous for their sexy and gorgeous style, both for their music and stage performances. While such a style may be common in the US, it is not always common for Asian performers. That is why while the audience went crazy for the rappers’ spectacular stage, Kpop fans’ attention focused on the hilarious reactions from Stray Kids members.
Indeed, Stray Kids Han and Changbin looked amazed by the performance, cheering, and clapping for Cardi B and Megan Thee after the performance.
Changbin’s and Han’s reaction to Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B 😭— http.돼끼 (@httpdwaekkii) September 13, 2023
But not so much for Stray Kids Hyunjin and I.N.
The two Stray Kids members looked at the two American rappers with shocked expressions. I.N gasped while clapping once the performance concluded. Meanwhile, Hyunjin watched the two divas with disbelief and even shyly looked away. These moments were simply too adorable to miss out.
JEONGIN’S MOUTH DROPPINGHWNWVSH pic.twitter.com/elEUBMoVyN— MEAT FOX (@binokkio) September 13, 2023
2. Stray Kids Members’ Response When Called Out as 2023 MTV VMAs Winners
Another iconic moment you can never forget was when MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2023 announced Stray Kids as Best Kpop winner.
Instead of cheering in celebration, Stray Kids members looked confused when the presenters called their names. They then exchanged gazes, asking each other what to do. Leader Bang Chan even clarified once again as he got up from his seat, making sure that it was truly Stray Kids’ name that the presenters called.
It took them a few moments until Stray Kids members realized that they had indeed won the awards. The members then smiled in disbelief as they made their way to the stage to receive the awards.
3. Taylor Swift’s Reaction to Stray Kids’ Stage Performance
Members of the 4th generation Kpop leaders and representatives Stray Kids have always been famous for their immense talents and unrivaled stage performances. Especially after winning ‘Kingdom: Legendary War’, Stray Kids has gained a global reputation as the best Kpop performance group among international Kpop fans.
However, at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2023 ceremony, this reputation might have just reached a whole new level.
Delivering one of the most unforgettable performances with their “S-Class” title track, Stray Kids mesmerized the audience with their powerful vocal and dancing.
But the most iconic reaction came from legendary diva Taylor Swift.
While Stray Kids was performing on stage, Taylor Swift could not get her eyes off of the members. She stared at the 4th gen Kpop leaders in awe. And it was most especially when Bang Chan started singing his part.
It was a moment you could never forget of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2023. In those precise and brief minutes, Taylor Swift definitely became a STAY.
this is the best day of my life pic.twitter.com/UkEQtJnz0D— skz taylor bot 🕛 (@taylorskzbot) September 13, 2023
4. TXT Beomgyu’s Hilarious Effort in Preventing Dating Rumors
The most iconic moments of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2023 didn’t only come from Stray Kids. In fact, 4th generation superstar and BTS brothers TXT also became the highlight of the award ceremony.
At the award ceremony, TXT showcased an impeccable stage performance of “Back for More” featuring Anitta. And we just couldn’t get enough of their fantastic stage presence and powerful dynamic.
Along with their incredible performance, the most iconic moment you can never forget about TXT members was Beomgyu’s hilarious effort to prevent dating rumors.
Shortly after TXT completed their performance, the members were supposed to have a brief photo session backstage. At the time, American singer-actress Sabrina Carpenter walked towards TXT members, and Beomgyu stood at the closest distance.
Immediately when Sabrina Carpenter approached him, TXT Beomgyu took one step away, avoiding Sabrina’s hand that touched his upper arm. But alas, Anitta suddenly appeared from behind him, leaving him with no choice but to pose between the two gorgeous celebrities.
Fans couldn’t help but notice Beomgyu’s effort to avoid any dating rumors, upholding his reputation as a Kpop idol.
beomgyu trying to avoid dating rumors:pic.twitter.com/UdJ0s31rrZ— ella 🌸 beomieee (@richgyu) September 13, 2023
5. TXT and Stray Kids MOST Unforgettable Moment
Ultimately, the most unforgettable you can never miss from MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2023 was when Stray Kids went up stage to receive their awards as Best Kpop.
At the time, fans’ attention focused not only on Stray Kids members’ happiness but also the respectable reaction from TXT.
While the other artists went silent with no reaction as Stray Kids received their awards, TXT members began dancing to the “S-Class” back sound while cheering for their fellow 4th gen Kpop group. TXT members even clapped in a standing ovation, showing their immense support for Stray Kids
In that moment, TXT has crushed all the possible ongoing wars between the two fandoms. Even when the other artists seemed ignorant, TXT showed exemplary manners by showing their support for fellow 4th-generation group.
TXT standing up applauding during Stray Kids showing love and support literally got me sobbing so bad my heart cant take this i am really a whole damn mess now 😭 pic.twitter.com/ezC06dsYJQ— 👑V⚓️play with sil(ꪜ)ia🔥🌹🦋☔️🌶ᨒ 실비 ༄ ☆彡 (@sillypak) September 13, 2023
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