7. Opening MTV's 2012 VMAs With A$AP Rocky
Date: September 6, 2012
A$AP Rocky had quite the come-up this year, and even with all of his solo hits, gracing the stage with Rihanna at the 2012 VMAs will likely go down as his "moment"â€”the official announcement that he'd arrived as a contemporary star. Rihanna has that power to raise a peer's profile, simply by association.
Rocky punctuated his live verse on her "Cockiness" remix with a scene-stealing ass grab and it just affirmed one thing we all knew: Rihanna is an irresistible object of desire for anyone who gets next to her.