Calvin Harris took home the Moonman at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) 2016 for Best Male Video for the mainstream hit “This Is What You Came For,” which features vocals by Rihanna and was secretly co-written by his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift.
Harris, who was a no-show at Sunday’s awards show, taped a thank-you message that was played for the Madison Square Garden crowd. While accepting the award for Best Male Music Video at Sunday night’s VMAs, Calvin Harris thanked the “This Is What You Came For” vocalist (Rihanna), director (Emil Nava), and fans.
“Wow! Wow! First of all, I’m so sorry I can’t be there, I have a show tonight in the U.K., or else I would definitely be there. MTV, this is crazy. I need to thank Rihanna from the bottom of my heart. You’re a superstar. Every time we work together you bring something magical to the project, so thank you.
Emil Nava, the director, you’re a legend, you’re my favorite man on earth, thank you for everything you’ve done for me. And everybody who supported this song, who watched the video, I love you so much. Thank you. This is amazing. I love you. Thank you, MTV”.
Here it is. The MTV VMA, Best Male Video: