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Kendrick Lamar tops VMA winners in Los Angeles

By BBC Sports
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Rapper Kendrick Lamar has taken six prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

He won best video of the year for Humble, as well as best hip-hop artist, after opening the awards ceremony with a live performance.

Ed Sheeran - who won artist of the year - was live on stage with rapper Lil Uzi Vert, but Taylor Swift was a no-show.

Fans had to be content with the premiere of her new video Look What You Made Me Do.

The video shows the 27-year-old singer emerging from a tomb and declaring her old selves dead.

Within an hour, nearly 500,000 people had watched the video on YouTube.

Swift won one VMA award - for best collaboration for I Don't Wanna Live Forever, with Zayn Malik.

The show was hosted by Katy Perry, who wrapped up the evening by performing her single Swish Swish with Nicki Minaj.