Anitta made historical past on Aug. 28 on the MTV VMAs. Following a efficiency of her hit track “Envolver” on Sunday, the artist accepted the very best Latin award, offered by Ashley Graham. The “La Loto” singer‘s win marks the primary time a Brazilian artist has taken house the very best Latin award within the award present’s 38-year historical past. Previous winners embody Aventura in 2010, Daddy Yankee in 2013, Rosalía and J Balvin in 2019, Maluma in 2020, and extra. In shock over her win, Anitta took just a few moments to compose herself as followers cheered her on in congratulations.
“I used to be born and raised within the ghetto of Brazil, and for whoever was born there, we might by no means [have thought] this was attainable.”
“I actually wasn’t anticipating that. I feel I will cry,” Anitta started her speech. “I simply need to say, for whoever does not know this, tonight is [history-making]. It is the primary time Brazil has been right here. It is the primary time anybody from my nation has ever gained an award like [this], and I simply need to say thanks to my household and my followers. Tonight I carried out a rhythm that, for a few years in my nation, was thought of against the law. I used to be born and raised within the ghetto of Brazil, and for whoever was born there, we might by no means [have thought] this was attainable. Thanks a lot.”
Midway via her sultry onstage efficiency, Anitta addressed the group, saying, “VMAs, did you suppose I wasn’t going to shake my ass tonight?” Seconds later, the “Dançarina” singer was backed by a bunch of dancers who joined her in shifting to a cool dance beat. The road-dancing rhythm was criminalized in Brazil for a few years, and discussions about prohibiting the music once more have been circulating lately. However Anitta’s professional choreography and strikes have been met with roaring applause by followers, making her win all of the extra significant.
Following her speech, Anitta met up with Leisure Tonight to mirror on the history-making second. “I will put it in my mattress. I will sleep with it,” she stated of her Moon Particular person statue. “We’re making historical past tonight. It is the primary time my nation [won] an award like that. The funk half that I did on the finish of my efficiency, the rhythm was actually thought of against the law for thus a few years. With the ability to come right here, to carry out it, it was so particular, and I am so completely satisfied.”
Watch Anitta’s full efficiency on the MTV VMAs right here.
Anitta’s “Envolver” Efficiency on the MTV VMAs