Beyonce dominated the MTV Video Music Awards as she won a near-record award haul and awed the audience with a fiery dance medley with an unstated political message. The pop superstar won Video of the Year for "Formation," the most controversial work of her career, as she took home eight of the 11 awards for which she was nominated. "Formation," the first single off her intertwined film and album "Lemonade," was shot in New Orleans and inspired by the city's Creole culture, its bounce hip-hop scene and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Part of Los Angeles International Airport was briefly closed after loud noises were heard that sounded like gunfire, possibly caused by a man dressed in a black Zorro outfit who was later detained by police. Passengers who fled in panic after hearing the noises slowly filtered back to the busy airport, as the departure and arrival areas of the central terminal that were closed for a police sweep were re-opened. "Report of shooting at LAX proven to be LOUD NOISES only," Los Angeles Police Department chief spokesman Andy Neiman wrote on Twitter.