This year's MTV Video Music Awards ended with one 2018's biggest pop stars showing f his not-so-secret guitar prowess alongside one the rock and roll era's most successful bands. It wasn't entirely clear why Aerosmith was chosen to close out the show, but Steven Tyler and company do have a storied history rap-rock VMA collaborations. Back in 1999, Aerosmith played the VMAs alongside Run-D.M.C. and Kid Rock, and 18 years later, those shoes were Post's to fill.
But first, Post Malone got some his own shine. The grand finale began with the 23-year-old rapper performing his No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Rockstar," with 21 Savage coming out to rap his quest verse. Then -- gear shift! -- Post strode over to the center the Radio City Music Hall stage, where Aerosmith was ready to party like it was '99. Malone (who was just 3 years old when "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" went to No. 1) grabbed a guitar and rocked alongside Joe Perry for "Dream On." And then, instead going for a more obvious hit like "Walk This Way" or "Sweet Emotion," Aero-Post finished f with 1975's "Toys in the Attic."
Post Malone has tried out for a metalcore band, covered Nirvana and Green Day, and smashed his share guitars; this is probably a night he's going to remember for some time.