Måneskin made their debut appearance at the MTV VMAs tonight (August 28), delivering a racy version of ‘Supermodel’ at the awards show.

The annual ceremony is taking place in Newark, New Jersey, at the Prudential Center, where Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow and LL Cool J are co-hosting the event.

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Måneskin brought dancers with them for their performance of ‘Supermodel’, which saw singer Damiano David performing in assless chaps and a leather thong.

Fans have hit out at MTV, though, as the camera frequently cut away from the band’s performance to show an aerial shot of the arena instead. “They would’ve been the most iconic performance this year if y’all didn’t sensor them [sic],” one fan wrote on Twitter.

They would’ve been the most iconic performance this year if y’all didn’t sensor them

— TAE. (@ThatGeminiTae) August 29, 2022

“Damn the VMAs censored tf out of Maneskin they are SO SEXY,” added another. “WTF @MTV @vmas???? You’ve ruin Maneskin performance!!!!” Tweeted another.

damn the #VMAs censored tf out of Maneskin they are SO SEXY

— Sabrina Manson (@sabreeeennaa) August 29, 2022

WTF @MTV @vmas???? You’ve ruin Maneskin performance!!!!! #VMAs

— Carina Miranda (@CaribellaCullen) August 29, 2022

See more reactions below.


— joshíì ★ (@joshiisjamz) August 29, 2022

Ok, this Maneskin performance might be THE moment of the VMAs and I don’t even like this band, Cameras cut away for more than 50% of that and based on the singer’s outfit, something might have happened.

— Ændy Todd (@buckwheat328) August 29, 2022

Why the #VMAs cameras keep glitching during @Maneskin performance?

— 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐄𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐬 (@ajjiiaaahhhh) August 29, 2022

@mtv why are you censoring @thisismaneskin #vmas

— Antonio (@AntonioILiranzo) August 29, 2022


NME has contacted representatives of the MTV VMAs for comment.

Harlow, Lil Nas X, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles led the winners at this year’s MTV VMAs, with multiple wins each. Catch up with all of the winners as they happen here.

Nicki Minaj was honoured with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, while Red Hot Chili Peppers were named Global Icons – an award drummer Chad Smith dedicated to Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.

Both artists also performed at the ceremony, alongside a metaverse-inspired performance from Eminem and Snoop Dogg, BLACKPINK making their debut appearance at the VMAs, Harlow teaming up with Fergie, and more.

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