The Compton, Calif.-based artist — who is up for eight awards tonight, including artist and video of the year — sported an all-white version of the classic sneaker, paired with a black coat and matching trousers.
Kendrick Lamar wearing Nike Cortez sneakers at the VMAs.REX Shutterstock
Also donning kicks for the evening is “American Teen” singer-songwriter Khalid. Dressed in a slightly distressed orange sweater and black pants — the 19-year-old “Best New Artist” nominee completed his look with army green sock-sneakers.
Khalid wearing army green sock-sneakers at the VMAs.REX Shutterstock
Meanwhile, Lil Yachty stepped out in retro-inspired white sneakers, paired with a red v-neck sweater and khakis for a normcore vibe.
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Lil Yachty wearing white sneakers on the red carpet at the VMAs.