Måneskin frontman Damiano David gets his bum out in leather chaps at VMAs – while viewers rage over ‘censored’ performance

Damiano isn’t shy when it comes to showing some skin (Picture: AP/Getty)

Måneskin are no strangers to daring outfits and rock and roll performances, and they certainly delivered both at this year’s MTV .

The 2021 Eurovision winners took home the award for best alternative video for their viral hit I Wanna Be Your Slave, and later took to the stage to perform their recent hit Supermodel.

Frontman Damiano David put on a seriously cheeky display in a pair of black leather chaps as they took to the stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. 

The 23-year-old definitely wasn’t shy about baring all as he paraded around the stage wearing the cut-out trousers, likely giving audience members a view of far more than they paid for.

He also went shirtless and showed off his extensive tattoo collection, while dancers surrounded the band and performed sultry moves.

However, fans of the Italian rockers were left raging as the majority of their live performance was censored, seemingly when bassist Victoria De Angelis’s nipples were on show.

The band’s frontman put on a seriously cheeky display (Picture: Invision)
Audience members probably weren’t expecting to see so much of him that close up (Picture: Invision)

Expressing their frustration on Twitter, one fan wrote: ‘Maneskin was about to be the most exciting part of this show and they censored half of it #VMAs’.

‘maneskin dropping out of r&l to perform on the vmas then 90% of their performance on the vmas being censored’, said another.

A third penned: ‘justice for #Maneskin !! let’s make nipples free to be seen! a man with a shirtless and buttocks out is fine, the woman’s breasts are censored!’

The group – also consisting of Thomas Raggi and drummer Ethan Torchio – admitted they ‘didn’t expect’ to win after taking home their first ever VMA.

‘There’s a lot of great, great artists here, so it’s an honour for us, of course,’ they told . 

Fans were left raging when the majority of the group’s performance was censored (Picture: Invision)
The Eurovision winners took home their first VMA (Picture: WireImage)

Since winning the Eurovision Song Contest last year, Måneskin have only gone from strength to strength, performing on stages all over the world and achieving major success with singles including Supermodel and Mamma Mia.

Elsewhere at the VMAs, Damiano’s butt cheeks weren’t the only talking point, as Johnny Depp made a surprise comeback by appearing virtually as a moonperson.

Elsewhere, as she performed noughties tune Glamorous with Jack Harlow, while Nicki Minaj performed an epic medley of her hits upon .

Other big winners included Taylor Swift, who left fans speechless by announcing the title and release date for her new album, and Harry Styles, who was the only Brit to scoop a trophy.

MTV VMAs 2022 winners list

Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny WINNER

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

Jack Harlow

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Song of the Year

Adele – Easy on Me

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever WINNER

Doja Cat – Woman

Elton John and Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)

Lizzo –  About Damn Time

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – Stay

Album of the Year

Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Global Icon Award

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Video Vanguard Award

Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Best New Artist, Presented by Extra Gum

Baby Keem

Dove Cameron WINNER

Gayle

Latto

Seventeen

Måneskin

Push Performance of the Year

September 2021: Griff – One Night

October 2021: Remi Wolf – Sexy Villain

November 2021: Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead

December 2021: Seventeen – Rock With You WINNER

January 2021: Mae Muller – Better Days

February 2022: Gayle – abcdefu

March 2022: Sheneesa – R U That

April 2022: Omar Apollo – Tamagotchi

May 2022: Wet Leg – Chaise Longue

June 2022: Muni Long – Baby Boo

July 2022: Doechii – Persuasive

Best Collaboration

Drake featuring Future and Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy

Elton John and Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – Industry Baby WINNER

Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa – Sweetest Pie

Post Malone and The Weeknd – One Right Now

Rosalía featuring The Weeknd – La Fama

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – Stay

Best Pop

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Doja Cat – Woman

Ed Sheeran – Shivers

Harry Styles – As It Was WINNER

Lizzo – About Damn Time

Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor

Best Hip-Hop

Eminem and Snoop Dogg – From the D 2 the LBC

Future featuring Drake and Tems – Wait for U

Kendrick Lamar – N95

Latto – Big Energy

Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Baby – Do We Have a Problem? WINNER

Pusha T – Diet Coke

Best Rock

Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young

Jack White – Taking Me Back

Muse – Won’t Stand Down

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Black Summer WINNER

Shinedown – Planet Zero

Three Days Grace – So Called Life

Best Alternative

Avril Lavigne featuring Blackbear – Love It When You Hate Me

Imagine Dragons and JID – Enemy

Machine Gun Kelly featuring Willow – Emo Girl

Måneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave WINNER

Panic! At the Disco – Viva las Vengeance

Twenty One Pilots – Saturday

Willow and Avril Lavigne featuring Travis Barker – Grow

Best Latin

Anitta – Envolver WINNER

Bad Bunny – Tití Me Preguntó

Becky G and Karol G – Mamiii

Daddy Yankee – REMIX

Farruko – Pepas

J Balvin and Skrillex – In da Getto

Best R&B

Alicia Keys – City of Gods (Part II)

Chlöe – Have Mercy

HER – For Anyone

Normani featuring Cardi B – Wild Side

Summer Walker, SZA and Cardi B – No Love (Extended Version)

The Weeknd – Out Of Time WINNER

Best K-Pop

BTS – Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)

Itzy – Loco

Lisa – LALISA WINNER

Seventeen – Hot

Stray Kids – Maniac

Twice – The Feels

Video for Good

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5

Latto – P*ssy

Lizzo – About Damn Time WINNER

Rina Sawayama – This Hell

Stromae – Fils de joie

Best Metaverse Performance

Blackpink the Virtual – PUB WINNER

GBTS – Minecraft

Charli XCX – Roblox

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience – Wave

Rift Tour featuring Ariana Grande – Fortnite

Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience – Roblox

Best Longform Video

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

Foo Fighters – Studio 666

Kacey Musgraves – Star-Crossed

Madonna – Madame X

Olivia Rodrigo – Driving Home 2 U

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) WINNER

Best Cinematography

Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties

Camila Cabello ft Ed Sheeran – Bam Bam

Harry Styles – As It Was WINNER

Kendrick Lamar – N95

Normani ft Cardi B – Wild Side

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Best Direction

Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Ed Sheeran – Shivers

Harry Styles – As It Was

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – Industry Baby

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) WINNER

Best Art Direction

Adele – Oh My God

Doja Cat – Get Into It (Yuh)

Drake featuring Future and Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy

Kacey Musgraves – Simple Times

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – Industry Baby WINNER

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa - Sweetest Pie

Best Visual Effects

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Coldplay and BTS – My Universe

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – Industry Baby WINNER

Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa – Sweetest Pie

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – Stay

Best Choreography

BTS – Permission to Dance

Doja Cat – Woman WINNER

FKA twigs featuring The Weeknd – Tears in the Club

Harry Styles – As It Was

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – Industry Baby

Normani featuring Cardi B – Wild Side

Best Editing

Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties

Doja Cat – Get Into It (Yuh)

Olivia Rodrigo – Brutal

Rosalía – Saoko WINNER

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

The Weeknd – Take My Breath

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