By Joanna Adams
Alessia Cara found her inner wild thing on stage at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show in New York City on Sunday, but only after she emerged from a cloud of smoke.
The 20-year-old native of Brampton, Ont. was the first performer of the night, and got the VMA pre-party started by walking up and out of a smoky subway stop on 34th Street, right by Penn Station.
Cara — whose voice has a husky, raspy quality — appeared to embrace this creative parallel and kicked off her three-song medley with “Wild Things.”
The hit was nominated for best pop video at the VMAs, putting Cara in a category with Adele, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, and fellow Canadian, Justin Bieber. Naturally, this gave her all the more reason to celebrate on stage while dressed in a Gucci camouflage jacket with pink rose details, grey skinny jeans with black side panels and her signature sneakers.
Can’t think of a better way to kick off the #VMA pre-show than with @alessiacara + @troyesivan, can you? https://t.co/ShcO1PzrUn
— MTV (@MTV) August 29, 2016
As Cara began to get in a groove of whipping her hair and singing …read more