Rhianna was the recipient of the Video Vanguard Award during last nights 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. During the show, the singer performed many hits from her extensive catalog, kicking off her first set with the smash singles “Please Don’t Stop”, “Only Girl (In The World)”, “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been.” For her second set, she performed the hits “Rude Boy”, “Pon de Replay”, “What’s My Name” and “Work.” Wearing probably the longest durag ever, she was joined onstage by 200 of her dancehall friends for an onstage dancehall party, an ode to her island roots. For the third set, she performed the hits “Needed Me”, “Pour It Up” and “Bitch Better Have My Money.” For her fourth and final performance, Rhianna delivered the ballads “Stay”, “Diamonds” and “Love On The Brain.” She was presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by none other than Drake, who declared his love for the songstress and also revealed how the two met on the set of her video “Pon de Replay”, which was filmed in his hometown of Toronto. Not to be outdone, Beyoncé showed the audience whose boss by performing a five song medley from her “Lemonade” album. Her set took place during mid show, but probably should have been scheduled toward the end because the caliber of her performance left viewers wanting little else. Introduced by tennis star Serena Williams, Bey opened her set with “Pray You Catch Me”, later making sure to introduce her friend Hot Sauce for the single  “Hold Up” and smashed the MTV camera, just as she had done during the visual album. She trekked across the stage during “Don’t Hurt Yourself”, and the heat continued with “Formation.” In other awards news, Kanye West was granted 4 minutes of air time during the 2016 VMAs, in which he sprouted off a mirage of things, including his video “Fame” and crime in his hometown of Chicago. He later introduced his video for “Fade”, a song from his latest album “Life Of Pablo.” The visual stars G.O.O.D. Music signee Teyana Taylor in a workout room barring her abs and fit physique as she busts a sweat with some energetic, sensual chorography. Toward the end, the scene changes to Taylor in the shower with fiancé, NBA star  Iman Shumpert as the two enjoy a sensual moment under the spray. What happens next is perplexing, to say the least. The clip pans out on Taylor as a cat like woman standing behind Shumpert, their baby girl in tow. They later stand in an exercise room behind a herd of sheep. Go figure. Rapper Lil Wayne threw his annual homecoming show in his hometown New Orleans for Lil Weezyana Festival at Champions Square over the weekend, where he lead the crowd in a “Black Lives Matter” chant. The rapper saluted the activist movement that has campaigned for social change, particularly after the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, among other victims of police brutality. Before he exited the stage, Tunechi delivered a special message for Cash Money Records. Weezy is currently embroiled in a $51 million lawsuit with the label. This year’s Lil Weezyana included performances with 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Migos, Mystikal, and Chris Brown.