From wearing a `chair hat`, to dressing up as a worm with chicken feet boots, rapper Doja Cat redefined fashion as a performer and a host at the MTV Video Music Awards 2021.
The `Need to Know` singer, 25, did double duty at Sunday night`s VMAs, both hosting the show and performing on stage in four over-the-top outfits, reports pagesix.com.
Doja Cat, whose real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, kicked things off on the red carpet in a black Vivienne Westwood corset decked out with purple draping and accessorised with red thigh-high latex socks and strappy platform heels.
Her hair was pulled half up and streaked with scarlet.
“I was inspired by rock and `90s glam,” her hairstylist told Page Six Style exclusively.
The stylist added: “This is my version of London street style that she absolutely killed.”
On stage, she changed her hair, donning a straight platinum blond wig. She kept on her same corset, but added a pair of baggy black pants, also from Westwood.
Then, for her high-flying acrobatic performance, Doja sported a platinum bob and wide-leg red pants with a matching strappy crop top.
What took everyone by surprise was a trippy quilt-inspired midi dress with a built-in hood and long sleeves.
“I look like a worm. That`s dope,” she said while accepting the Best Collab award with musician SZA for their song `Kiss Me More`.
Doja Cat added: “I never thought I`d be dressed as a worm while accepting an award.”
She topped things off with a red chair hat, which she later repurposed as an actual seat.
Last was an eye-catching set of chicken feet boots, paired with a Pilgrim-style hat.
The singer was nominated for five awards in total, including Video of the Year, making her the first-ever host nominated in the category.