The former ‘Liv and Maddie’ actress thanks her fans for supporting her music and dedicates her Best New Artist gong from the MTV Video Music Awards to ‘all of the queer kids out there.’

AceShowbizDove Cameron gave a shout-out to “all of the queer kids out there” on stage of the MTV Video Music Awards. Winning the Best New Artist gong in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday night (28.08.22), 26-year-old Dove thanked her fans for supporting her “overtly queer” music.

“Wow. Thank you so much. I’m so floored, I’m so moved. This is so wild to be up here with so many artists that I worship, these are some of my all-time favourite artists up here,” the singer said on stage. “This year has been so wild, and I have no explanation for it except that I have you guys to thank. I know that.”

Dove subsequently dedicated her award to “all of the queer kids out there who don’t feel that they can take up space and inhabit the fullness of who they are.”

Dove also spoke about her 2021 hit single “Boyfriend”, in which she references her sexuality, after she came out as queer. Speaking about the reaction to the record, Dove said, “Thank you for getting an overtly queer song onto mainstream radio. Thank you for supporting me as the person and the artist I am and I hope that in that way you’ve also given that same privilege to yourself.”

Meanwhile, the music star previously discussed her sexuality on an Instagram Live, after she was accused of so-called queerbaiting in some of her music. Dove recalled in an interview, “I went on Instagram Live and said ‘Guys, I really needed to explain something to you. Maybe I haven’t said it, but I’m super queer. This is something I want to represent through my music because it’s who I am.’ “

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