Michael Phelps Makes a Splash at MTV Video Music Awards

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Michael Phelps at the VMAs
Michael Phelps at the VMAs

Michael Phelps emerged from his underwater habitat to attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards with his fiancee Nicole Johnson. While he was there, the newly “retired” Baltimore-born Olympian revealed a secret about his famous game face and freaked out over Jimmy Fallon.

Phelps introduced a performance of the song “Stick Talk” by Future, calling the artist the most “inspiring” rapper today, and revealing that it was this very song he was listening to when he “made that face that ended up all over the Internet.”

Another moment at the VMAs seemed tailor-made for Phelps. Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon presented video of the year as Ryan Lochte, goofing on the disgraced swimmer’s false report of an armed robbery.

The impersonation elicited an “Oh my God” from Phelps, who began recording the bit on his phone. You can watch that moment below:



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