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Kanye’s Bullet Proof Vest, Nicki Minaj’s Raunchy Performance & More Highlights from the 2015 Billboard Music Awards

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2015-Billboard-Music-Awards-May-2015-BellaNaija0060We’ve seen the red carpet photos of the fab guests at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards (click here if you missed it) and now it’s time for the highlights.

There were several noteworthy moments in this year’s BMA’s – from Kanye West performing in a bullet proof vest, to Nicki Minaj’s raunchy performance and more. There were lovely stage collaborations like John Legend and Meghan Trainor…there were also other collaborations that we were looking forward to like the cast of Empire; Jussie Smollett, Estelle and Bryshere Y. Gray.

Pitbull and Chris Brown also had a lovely performance while Wiz Khalifa performed ‘See You Again’ with a resounding applause from the audience.

Hosts of the night, Chrissy Teigen and Ludacris sure got people laughing with their jokes and amazing chemistry.

There were also notable wins at this year’s event with Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, John Legend and many more taking home coveted awards.

The roaming cam also gave us an eyeful with this year’s couples – Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart, Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris, John Legend & Chrissy Teigen and more.

Check out the fab photos below.

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Performances

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

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Kanye West

Kanye West

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

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Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea

Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

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Pitbull & Chris Brown

Pitbull & Chris Brown

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Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas

Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz

John Legend & Meghan Trainor

John Legend & Meghan Trainor

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Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor

Jussie Smollett & Estelle

Jussie Smollett & Estelle

Bryshere Y. Gray

Bryshere Y. Gray

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson

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Hozier

Hozier

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Winners & Presenters

Tracee Elis Ross & Laverne Cox

Tracee Elis Ross & Laverne Cox

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John Legend

John Legend

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

 Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction

Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction

One Direction & John Legend

One Direction & John Legend

 Zendaya, Martha Hunt, Taylor Swift, Lily Aldridge, Hailee Steinfeld and Ellen Pompeo

Zendaya, Martha Hunt, Taylor Swift, Lily Aldridge, Hailee Steinfeld and Ellen Pompeo

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Tyrese & Ludacris

Tyrese & Ludacris

Kendall & Kylie Jenner

Kendall & Kylie Jenner

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

50 Cent & Rita Ora

50 Cent & Rita Ora

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Hosts – Chrissy Teigen & Ludacris

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New Couple Alert – Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris

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More Couples

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Nick Jonas & Olivia Culpo

Nick Jonas & Olivia Culpo

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart

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Charlie Ebersol & Britney Spears

Charlie Ebersol & Britney Spears

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Audience & Backstage

Ed Sheeran & John Legend

Ed Sheeran & John Legend

Nick Jonas & Taylor Swift

Nick Jonas & Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran

50 Cent, Taraji P. Henson & Jussie Smollett

50 Cent, Taraji P. Henson & Jussie Smollett

50 Cent, Rita Ora & Meghan Trainor

50 Cent, Rita Ora & Meghan Trainor

Ludacris, Chrissy Teigen and Wayne Newton

Ludacris, Chrissy Teigen and Wayne Newton

Casper Smart & John Legend

Casper Smart & John Legend

Tyrese

Tyrese

 Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

 Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran

John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo

John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Kevin Winter/BMA2015

15 Comments

  1. La'Shonda Balogun

    May 18, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Great event round up BN! All the summaries, pictures and gist that I need.

  2. Ebony

    May 18, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    So y’all are really giving these Empire cast real music careers?
    Who’s the girl in blue seated next to Taylor Swift? Gorge!

    • BEaut

      May 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      That’s Teyana from “Empire” the show you dissed.. “Drip dop..drippity drop”

  3. Atarodo

    May 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Dear Bells Naija, you do not use getty’s images and but your logo over then. If gives the illusion that you own the images and have rights to them. Maybe you guys are trying to get sued. Please do better

  4. bruno FIERCE

    May 18, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    kendal and kylie jenner were booed by the crowd. loooooool they deserved it. its a music award show, what are they doing there.

    I can only imagine the kind of songs taylor swift will write when she breaks up with calvin harris this coming September.

    • POLYPOLY

      May 18, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      abi they are both using each other…..he will release another “Blame it on me” and such type heart ache EDM anthems….lol

    • Jhennique

      May 19, 2015 at 8:44 am

      lmao! Bruno you mean! please this is love, let it bloom

  5. Abena

    May 18, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    With the exception of Meghan Trainer and Kelly Clarkson,every lady who performed looked raunchy and hoochie! Which kain nonsense be this?And the males who performed with scantily dressed dancer,i mean this doesnt even make sense.
    The kids of nowadays just dont stand a chance…It takes the help of Jehovah to guide them to know and do what right..

  6. Bee

    May 18, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I do not understand why some women have to show soo much skin. I know and i agree everyone should be free to express themselves in whatever way they want as long as it doesnt endanger others. But the craze for half nakedness is alarming particularly for ladies. Why is this?

  7. a

    May 18, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    The Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris “romance” is no news naa.. they have been spotted together on several ocassions. I hope hope hope this works.

    I love Taylor and Ed’s friendship..

  8. Funbi

    May 18, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    soo tired of sighting JLo in sheer..love breezy suit..,They all looked fab sha

  9. frank

    May 18, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Laverne Cox is one fugly trans

  10. TrueTalkCritique

    May 18, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Taraji…….haba Aunty I respect you, please take style to respect ya self and leave all this sorta outfits for the younger girls!

  11. Jhennique

    May 19, 2015 at 8:47 am

    mtchew! same old crap. Jussie Smollet is bae tho. That guys smile can make a girl see colours.. Chai! By the way, thats sign tyrese threw up. been struggling to imitate it for like five mins now. My fingers wont budge. how does he do it so easy?

    • kay

      May 6, 2016 at 10:32 am

      do u know how many days he practised it? oya come lemme teach u lol

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