Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance as the coveted moonman at the MTV Video Music Awards show on Sunday night at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.
The 59-year-old actor floated from the ceiling wearing the iconic astronaut outfit during a seconds-long stint on the live telecast.
Depp joked he “needed the work” as he soared above the crowd in a white suit with the shield of his mask lifted to reveal his face, according to People.
It was a night of big wins for Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Red Hot Chili Peppers and BLACKPINK, who all took home trophies as the live telecast returned for the first time since 2019.
It wasn’t the only chance for Depp to get a shining moment on the program as he appeared post commercial”Hey VMAs, let’s get back to the f—ing music, shall we?”
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star seemed to play post-ad host as he flew in once again later in the telecast and reminded the crowd,”I just want you guys to know, I’m available for birthdays, weddings, bat mitzvahs, anything you need; anything. Oh, I’m also a dentist.”
It’s certainly not his first time working with MTV as he’s won five Movie Awards through the years, including the MTV Generation Award in 2012 and the “Best Villain” award for his role in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
Kane Brown made history as the first male country singer to perform at the show, and spoke exclusively with Fox News Digital about how excited he was to be at the VMAs.
“It’s such an iconic show to be a part of, and I just feel really honored that they asked me. I can’t give too much away, but I can say that they can expect it to be something they haven’t seen before,” he said of his upcoming performance.
Singer Fergie returned to the stage for the first time in years to perform with Jack Harlow, who sampled her 2006 “Glamorous” in his song “First Class.”
Lizzo made everyone jump out of their seats with an electric performance of “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready),” including Taylor Swift. Lizzo later made a political statement when she pleaded with fans to vote and “make changes to laws that are oppressing us” as she accepted the Video for Good award.