The Best Fashion Moments From The 2017 VMAs

Kendrick Lamar

But no one expected this.

Lorde switched things up at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Sunday, August 27). She then mimed pressing play and bewildered the audience with her wiry dance moves.

Lorde's freaky interpretive dance routine had everyone scratching their heads. As opposed to singing, as Lorde has been known to do from time-to-time, she instead broke into some sort of interpretive dance. She didn't sing, but she did get hoisted into the air by her backup dancers.

Based on her tweet, it's clear that the reason Lorde had to rely exclusively on her moves on stage was due to the fact that the singer, while too sick to sing, still wanted to do something for her fans during one of the music's biggest nights.

Despite what you may have felt during Lorde's performance, this was definitely a big moment for this year's MTV VMAs.




The ceremony also saw the mother of Heather Heyer, killed protesting a far-right rally in Charlottesville, launch a charity to promote her legacy.

Others were more positive about the routine, calling it typically Lorde-esque. And the reason for her surprising performance may have been that the singer was simply too sick to belt out her popular single.

Earlier, Lorde had told fans on Twitter her knees were "busted up" leading into today's VMAs performance.

Today's MTV VMAs are being held in Inglewood and are hosted by Katy Perry.

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