Fergie Steals The Show From Jack Harlow In Surprise VMAs Performance

The iconic singer hit the stage to perform a special version of “Glamorous,” the sample from Harlow’s “First Class” track.
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Jack Harlow knows you can’t spell “Glamorous” without Fergie.

The Louisville rapper, who opened the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, literally kicked off the evening in “First Class” by performing his hit song on a stage built to look like the inside of an airliner.

Then he kicked it up another notch when the former Black Eyed Peas singer joined him onstage to sing her hit song “Glamorous,” which Harlow samples in his chart-topper.

Fergie hyped up the crowd wearing a dazzling silver set with the words “First Class.”

Jack Harlow and Fergie perform onstage at the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on Aug. 28 in Newark, New Jersey.
Jack Harlow and Fergie perform onstage at the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on Aug. 28 in Newark, New Jersey.
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It’s not the first award show stage Harlow has shared with an iconic singer.

In June, Brandy upstaged Harlow’s BET Awards performance, playfully teasing him in a freestyle over “First Class,” after he shyly confessed that he did not know the singer is related to R&B artist Ray J in an interview just a month before.

“Brandy gave that Jack Harlow performance the seasoning it needed,” one Twitter user wrote at the time.

Harlow is one of three co-hosts of the ceremony alongside LL Cool J and Nicki Minaj at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. He’s also one of three artists with the most nominations at this year’s show, snagging seven nods alongside his collaborator Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar. Harlow and Lil Nas X took home the Moon Person for Best Collaboration with “Industry Baby” early in the show.

In April, Harlow landed his first-ever solo No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “First Class.”

Check out the full list of 2022 VMA winners here.

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