The annual award show premiered on television Monday, August 26, and a few celebrity red carpet looks stood out, including Mena and Samuels’. The couple arrived to the event in matching white attire as the paparazzi surrounded them.
Samuels rocked a white T-shirt, white slacks, a matching skinny tuxedo blazer and $795 Saint Laurent shoes. His fiancée wore a white silk mermaid dress with an embroidered halter neckline only covering her breasts. She also accessorized the look with diamond stud earrings and wore her hair in a curly updo.
Both celebs shared a post of their red carpet VMA appearances on Monday evening. The 31-year-old model wrote in her caption, “Red carpet wedding 1st VMA’s 2019,” and Samuels added, “Red Carpet wedding vibes… #vmas #mtvvmas.”
Social media users instantly bombarded their post with mixed reactions.
“They let anybody go to the VMAs….. they giving me prom vibes with they fit 😂🤦🏾♀️”
“A mess chileeeeeeee def not feeling their look this is stuntin gone wrong… LHS Senior prom 2016 😂”
“I don’t care what anyone says they looked great and Erica slayed 🙌”
“They mf clean periodttttt 😍 I love Erica’s dress I love this couple”
“They goin to the damn prom 🤣 not the VMAs her dress is just tacky sorry”
Following the event, the pair were spotted at a nightclub after party in an unknown location.
Mena and Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of mega-rap star Nicki Minaj, publicly announced they were dating in November 2018 after they were spotted together at a Jazz-Nets game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
A month later in December, the “Can’t Lie” rapper proposed to his fiancée on Christmas Eve at her home in Atlanta. He reportedly spent $175,000 on Mena’s 14-carat platinum engagement ring. He confirmed in January that he and Mena set their wedding date but did not reveal any other details about when it would take place. The mother of one also confirmed in June that she was still in the midst of wedding planning.
The pair split for a few days in June after Samuels was accused of cheating on Mena with his ex-girlfriend Gabrielle Davis. Days later, Samuels and Mena announced on social media that they had reconciled.