The pressure to have a great, fabulous, head-turning butt just got bigger at last night’s VMAs, with a tight, toned booty being the absolute must-have. While Ariana Grande’s backup singers/dancers took a spin class in ’80s-inspired thong bodysuits, Nicki Minaj just knocked it out of the park with her pink full-bum suit. Before you start to feel like you’ll just never have a butt like that, consider the rumours that Beyoncé layers on multiple pairs of tights to keep things taut—and we would, too, if we were wearing a bodysuit with boots or pumps, obvi. Perhaps the most jaw-dropping scene of all took place during Kanye’s video release (of course), when Teyana Taylor made her way around an old-school gym all under-boob and booty. It made us all forget about what Kanye had just said…that is, until Taylor turned into a cat. And Ashley Graham gave us a little peek at her bum with a gorgeous see-through dress. Here, the best in butts from the VMAs 2016.
Nicki Minaj never fails to steal the spotlight—in fact, we suspect that she can even make Kim jealous.
Ariana Grande‘s backup dancers are brave to wear a thong bodysuit spinning—we would never, but then again we wouldn’t wear heels to SoulCycle, either.
What seems conservative for RiRi in the beginning ends up being a fun number to dance in—the, um, butt flaps leave much, and little, to the imagination all at the same time.
Beyoncé slays in a bodysuit, always, and her backup dancers do, too.
Ashley Graham keeps it classy on the white carpet but gives us a sneak peek, because, it’s all about that bass.
And the the greatest reveal award goes to Teyana Taylor, probably the most Googled name today.