Olivia Rodrigo bags Song of the Year at MTV VMAs 2021 debut, trolls call win 'rigged'

Olivia Rodrigo also performed on the track ‘Good 4 u’ with a team of masked dancers and giant CGI butterflies

                            Olivia Rodrigo bags Song of the Year at MTV VMAs 2021 debut, trolls call win 'rigged'
Olivia Rodrigo at MTV VMAs 2021 (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Olivia Rodrigo, who made her debut at the MTV VMAs 2021, had scored five nominations at the coveted award show where she ended up winning the big two i.e. Best New Artist and Song of the Year. Olivia also bagged the Push Performance of the Year. The young pop singer turned heads for her debut performance at the ceremony as she looked stunning in laced-up gloves and a tie-dye tutu.

The teen sensation, who has been dominating the charts and the streaming platforms since January 2021 took home the Song of the Year Award for her hit single ‘Drivers License’. Olivia’s track was pitted against other top songs like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’, BTS’ Butter’, Dua Lipa and DaBaby’s ‘Levitating’, 24K Golden’s ‘Mood’ and Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s ‘Leave the Door Open’.
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Olivia Rodrigo performs onstage during the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)

Olivia Rodrigo wins big at MTV VMAs 2021

Olivia first performed on the track ‘good 4 u’ with a team of masked dancers and giant CGI butterflies. Right after her performance, Olivia was announced as the winner for Song of the Year. Taking to the stage with her Moon Person trophy, she delivered a lovely speech saying, “I want to thank all of you guys the fans. This is so incredible. She continued,  “This has been the most magical year of my life and it is all because of you guys so thank you so much. Thank you to the VMAs and everyone who helped me make ‘Sour.’

The singer then added, “I want to dedicate this award to all the girls who write songs on their bedroom floor... speaking your mind and sharing your work is one of the most beautiful things in the world.” While her loyal fans were more than elated to see their favorite artist winning, a majority of them dubbed the award show as “rigged.” Speaking of awards, artists namely Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and Lil Nas X were other big winners of the evening.





‘This girl can't even win insta poll’, claims Twitter

Speaking on Olivia’s win, one user stated, “I would've been fine with wap or bts because they were battling every week on the charts.” Whereas, the next on got shocked and said, “ARE YOU KİDDİNG ME??? WHO BELİEVE THAT? This girl can't even win insta poll but she win that???” Another person tweeted, “I knew this was comming i mean they cant just hand all the 7 awards to bts so they did this.”
Meanwhile, one individual said, “It’s rigged, well tv off. They starting out wrong.” And, another posted, “They gave her the award so y'all stop crying over BTS always winning everything.” While one user concluded, “Come on!!! Awarding a song that you know is not the best of the year, its graphics say that. And worse, a song that has been proven to be plagiarized is very shameless.”















Hosted by Doja Cat, MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2021 were held on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Barclays Center, New York City with a live audience. The 40th edition of the coveted awards ceremony began at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT and was aired live on CTV.