But what was surprising to fans is when Sheeran brought out Lil Uzi Vert to perform what appeared to be an unofficial remix to the English singer’s Hot 100 hit. And if that wasn’t a crazy enough sight to see, Sheeran returned the favor by covering parts of Uzi’s “XO TOUR Llif3.”
It sparked a mixed reaction from the crowd. Ludacris looked like he was into it. So was Pink. However, Cardi B takes the cake with her facial reaction alone.
Others watching from home loved it, though.
Why did Ed Sheeran just sing with Lil Uzi Vert and why did I kinda like it?? #VMAs— Logannn. (@logan_esthay) August 28, 2017
Well, maybe not everyone.
Who asked for a Lil Uzi x Sheeran collab??????— Dee Lockett (@Dee_Lockett) August 28, 2017
I AM CARDI REACTING TO ED SHEERAN— #BrittanySpanos (@ohheybrittany) August 28, 2017
ALL MY COLLABORATORS ARE DEAD— Jon Caramanica (@joncaramanica) August 28, 2017
You can catch up on all the performances here. Others expected to hit the stage include the Weeknd, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Fifth Harmony, Logic, Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, Kyle, and more.