7 Must-See Moments When Women Dominated the 2016 Video Music Awards

If there's one thing to take away from award shows past and present, it's that female artists consistently have some of the best and most talked about performances. And this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) was no exception.

Whether they're making a statement, spreading a message, or showcasing their talent, these fierce females give us countless reasons to believe in feminism. To sum it up: girls (and women) run the world — and the stage.

Click through the gallery above to see some highlights from MTV's 2016 VMAs.

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