Tracee Ellis Ross slayed her AMAs opening with a tribute to Cardi B, Beyoncé, and more artists

  • American Music Awards host Tracee Ellis Ross took the stage at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre on Tuesday for an entertaining opening number.
  • The “black-ish” star lip synced to Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” and showed off choreographed moves to Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “APES—,” Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” and Bey’s “Run the World.”
  • Ross also jokingly asked Jennifer Lopez how she maintains the stamina to dance for an extended period of time.

Tracee Ellis Ross kicked off the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday with an energised medley of hits from artists like Beyoncé and Cardi B.

Following Taylor Swift’s performance, the “black-ish” star and host of the AMAs took the Microsoft Theatre stage in a sparkling outfit. She began by lip syncing to Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” with a gold grill in her mouth, then showed off her best moves to Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “APES—,” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.”

She also grooved to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Bey’s “Run the World.”

At one point, Ross appeared out of breath and asked Jennifer Lopez how she maintains the stamina to dance for an extended period of time.

“J.Lo, I don’t know how you do that all the time,” the 45-year-old said. “I am not a dancer. I think I’m just a lady who moves.”

After concluding her opening number, Ross’ TV children Miles Brown and Marasi Martin jokingly held up judging paddles with the numbers “three” and “seven” to score her performance.

“Together that makes a perfect 10,” the actress said. “And I had fun, and that’s all that matters, because that’s what tonight’s all about – having fun.”

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