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"—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.