Awards Pink, Mel B and More Stars Get Political With Their Fashion at the 2017 MTV VMAs -- See the Pics! By Jennifer Drysdale 8:02 PM PDT, August 27, 2017 Getty Images The 2017 MTV VMAs was full of political statements -- with some artists choosing to let their outfits do the talking! Pink, who gave a powerful speech about acceptance after being presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, added a sash reading "wake the fu*# up" during her performance. RELATED: 2017 MTV Video Music Awards: The Complete Winners List Getty ImagesPink has "Fump Truck" on her outfit #VMAspic.twitter.com/hjqEaFkuJy — Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 28, 2017 RELATED: Is Mel B Making a Statement About Her Divorce With Her MTV VMAs Dress? Mel B, meanwhile, walked the red carpet in a sequined mini dress with the words "You Will Never Own Me" written across the front. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesMax Joseph focused on religion, wearing a T-shirt reading "Jew," while Matt Rife's shirt declared, "Equality or these hands." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesGetty Images RELATED: See All the 2017 MTV VMAs Red Carpet Arrivals! Singer Lizzo also made a statement on the carpet in a dress reading, "Truth Hurts" in huge, colorful letters. Getty ImagesSee more on VMAs fashion in the video below.EXCLUSIVE: Demi Lovato Says She Feels 'Free To the Wind' in Sexy Lace VMA Look! This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.