The 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards kicked off on the red carpet tonight (August 24) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The VMA pre-show was hosted by Lucy Hale and featured performances by Charli XCX, Fifth Harmony, and more.

The VMA red carpet also saw appearances from artists like Wiz Khalifa, Riff Raff, DJ Mustard, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, and more.

Wiz Khalifa appeared alongside wife Amber Rose, both dressed in clothes by designer Laurel DeWitt according to MTV. The rapper’s shirt doubled as a message of suicide prevention. 

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks both walked the carpet in nearly all white outfits.

Solange appeared in a black and navy suit with red lashes before the show began.  

Nicki Minaj, who has tallied more than 64 million views of her new video “Anaconda” in less than a week, arrived shortly after 8 pm in a gold and leopard print dress before performing onstage at The Forum. Fellow female emcee Iggy Azalea showed off a silver Versace gown.

Shortly before the start of the ceremonies, Riff Raff and Katy Perry appeared in matching denim outfits paying tribute to Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears’ 2001 VMA fashion.