Jennifer Lopez's Surprise MTV VMAs Appearance Included a Sexy Must-See Look

Jennifer Lopez stepped out onto the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards stage in yet another unforgettably bold look. See the outfit basically held together by string below.

By Samantha Schnurr Sep 13, 2021 12:57 AMTags
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From Italy to New York, it's all in a week's work for Jennifer Lopez

After making a major splash on the Venice Film Festival red carpet alongside boyfriend Ben Affleck on Sept. 10, the "Let's Get Loud" singer popped up in Brooklyn on Sunday, Sept. 12 at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

The actress surprised the many fans filling the Barclays Center as she walked out to present Song of the Year, which ultimately went to "drivers license" singer Olivia Rodrigo. J.Lo's outfit? Equally jaw-dropping. The 52-year-old star sported a very sexy turtleneck top with a lace-up neckline and matching skirt held together with the same stringy accents, all by designer David Koma. 

"Happy 40th birthday, MTV!" she said on stage. "Tonight is your party and I gotta tell you, tonight it feels so good to be here in my hometown for the VMAs."

Of course, Lopez is no stranger to the MTV Video Music Awards, having first attended in 1998.

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Since then, she's won four times, including the esteemed Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2018, and rocked some unforgettable outfits along the way. Now, we can add this look to the list. 

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The singer wasn't shy about showing a lot of leg in this strappy look. 

Charli XCX

The singer showed some skin in this sheer black lace look. 

Megan Fox

The actress had all eyes on her as she arrived to the show in a daring sheer nude slip dress. 

Chloe Bailey

Chloe Bailey's MTV VMAs look in one word? Bold. 

Kim Petras

While posing alongside Paris HiltonKim Petras took more of an incognito approach to the MTV VMAs red carpet in a full latex face mask. 


The singer put the mini in mini skirt with this bold co-ord. 

Bella Poarch

The star did not go for subtlety on the red carpet as she stepped out in an elaborate black sheer lace ensemble with a dramatic train. 

Camila Cabello

The "My Oh My" singer made a colorful statement on the red carpet in a vibrant red and pink gown wrapped up with a bow.

Lil Nas X

The "MONTERO" singer clearly understood the assignment because few outfits say bold fashion quite like a glittering purple pantsuit with a dramatic train. 


The singer gave off some major "Dirrty" vibes in a black leather crop top and coordinating lace-up pants. 

Doja Cat

Hand her a mic because host and nominee Doja Cat arrived ready to rock this show. 


The singer brought brought some seriously sultry glamour to the red carpet in this plunging gown. 

Kacey Musgraves

There was no missing the "Space Cowboy" singer on the red carpet with that larger-than-life purple feathered hat.