Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Cardi B welcomed everyone to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Monday from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
The rapper, who was seen wearing a dark pink dress with a new short hairstyle, pretended to be carrying her newborn baby Kulture Kiari before displaying the VMA Moon Man trophy.
Cardi B then welcomed Shawn Mendes to the stage, who gave the first performance of the night singing "In My Blood" from his self-titled third studio album.
"It's a full house, everybody's here, no wonder my internet going slow. Ya'll taking all the service," Cardi B joked.
The performance featured rain dropping down from the ceiling, drenching the singer in water. Mendes then also welcomed the crowd to the awards show.
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Cardi B, leads the way with 10 VMA nominations including those for Video, Song and Artist of the Year, as well as Best New Artist.