But as soon as Camila stood up onstage next to her, she let her nervous charm pour forth in an effusive speech thanking literally everyone she could think of: fans, family, and director Dave Meyers (who also shared the award past year with the Little Homies for Kendrick Lamar's sublime "Humble").
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It was the night's most shocking moment, and MTV seemed to send a message: You're punished for not showing up and rewarded for attending. Lopez, overcome with emotion, gave an incredible speech thanking everyone who impacted her career, including MTV. So to say that J.Lo came to slay (and is here to stay) would be an understatement.
"You know I grew up on MTV, and this is really like a tremendous honor for me", Lopez began. "So, it's been kind of put on hold, but I would love to do it".
We hear that Lopez's beau Alex Rodriguez will join her for her big night.
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"I had the baby, I carried the baby and now I'm still winning awards", she said.
She then waved to the group down the camera as they weren't at the awards. Now, the world watched her accept her Moon Person award onstage, where she acknowledged her family "inspired" it.
Whilst on stage talking about Camila she said: "So those of you watching at home, hi Fifth Harmony".
The biggest victor of the night was Childish Gambino, the music stage name of actor Donald Glover, who came away with three for his hard-hitting video "This Is America" about black identity and police brutality.
There was one posthumous victor: Avicii, who died in April, won for best dance for "Lonely Together" alongside Rita Ora.