Rihanna opened tonight's (August 28) 2016 MTV Video Music Awards with the first of four performances meant to celebrate her Video Vanguard Award win.

Decked out in a bubblegum pink Hood By Air outfit and flanked on either side by dancers, the Anti singer launched into a medley of some of the biggest hits to span her prolific career, including "Don't Stop The Music," "Only Girl (In The World)," "We Found Love" and "Where Have You Been."

Naomi Campbell introduced Rihanna's second performance, where she played "Rude Boy," "What's My Name" and the full version of "Work."

"No matter what she does or who she has become, Rihanna will always be an island girl. Her complete devotion to her roots is part of what makes me love her and respect her so much," Campbell said. "She has never diluted her true self and while taking the world over, Rihanna ended up being ahead of the curve. And now the sounds of island is all over popular music. Her message is very clear: It's unapologetic, it's unifying."

Watch Rihanna perform "Work" at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards below.

For her third segment, introduced by Tracee Ellis Ross, Rihanna performed "Needed Me," "Pour It Up" and "Bitch Better Have My Money."

Mary J. Blige introduced Rihanna's final act, where she closed out the awards show with three ballads, including "Stay," "Diamonds" and her current single "Love on the Brain."

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