Saweetie responds to memes about her hosting VMA pre-show

A surprise appearance from Taylor Swift, stellar performances from Shakira, Olivia Rodrigo and more, and a nostalgic *NSYNC reunion, MTV Music 2023 The MTV Video Music Awards was a night to remember. However, one of the most memorable moments from the awards show came during the VMA pre-show when co-host Saweetie had some trouble reading the teleprompter.

In a now-viral video, the "My Type" rapper lets slip while reading a trailer for "Coming Next" before a commercial break. Later in the show, Saweetie once again came to the attention of social media after a slightly awkward encounter with co-host Dometi Pongo. After asking the rapper how she was doing, Saweetie didn't read her cue and stared into the camera. Realizing her mistake, she quickly continued: "Oh...I'm excited for tonight too and can't wait to see some of my friends' fashion."

Despite downplaying the matter like a pro, the internet was quick to turn Saweetie's little mishap at the VMAs into a series of memes — and the rapper didn't go unnoticed. After a costume change, the rapper took to the Video Music Awards stage during the main ceremony to introduce K-pop boy band Stray Kids. "Hey, what's up, you guys, it's me again," she told the audience at home. "You guys better stop making my little stuttering videos go viral. I understand what you're doing. Anyway, let's try again."

Fans were quick to notice Saweetie's reaction on stage, with one X (formerly Twitter) user writing: "It wasn't Saweetie asking people to stop retweeting her teleprompter mishap!"

Find more of the best memes and tweets about Saweetie's VMA mishap below, along with her epic response.

While many fans made some light-hearted fun of Saweetie's teleprompter error, others were quick to defend the "Closer" hitmaker, with one viewer commenting: "Don't bother Saweetie! Read the teleprompter It’s not easy!”