There’s no denying it: The Kid LAROI is the king of the kids. Fuelled by the incredible momentum of last year’s debut mixtape F*CK LOVE, the young Australian world-beater has only kept on killing it in 2021, releasing hit after hit and breaking a zillion chart records in his wake. Nothing, however, could have prepared us for the teenage sensation’s fiery performance of “Stay” alongside Justin Bieber tonight.
Backed by a sensational live band (HUGE shoutout to the bassist on this one), the duo traded their verses while leaping across the Barclays Centre stage, with LAROI looking every bit the rock star as he obliterated his maiden VMAs performance.
As “Stay” concluded with a great blast of pyrotechnics, an overall-clad Bieber remained onstage for a solo rendition of Justice cut “Ghost” which, while still being decent, really came nowhere close to the energy of that first performance. Seriously, can we just book The Kid LAROI for all the VMAs?
Watch the full performance of "Stay" from The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber just below.
Catch the full VMAs performance line-up here, and make sure to catch the 2021 MTV Music Video Awards live on Monday, September 13 from 8:30am AEST and follow our coverage live right here at MTV.com.au.
This article was written by Will Brewster.