For those who missed the MTV Video Music Awards last night, here’s a recap. From the unlikely winners and weird outfits to the outlandish behavior, here’s everything you need to know. See the winners here, and watch the performances here.
Lorde was the first woman ever to win Best Rock Video for the song “Royals.” As Lorde fans around the world celebrated the accomplishment, fans of rock music let out a collective sigh of defeat.
Drake couldn’t make it to the ceremony, but he watched on as his award for Best Hip-Hop Video was accepted by his good friend Common.
The Jenner-Kardashian-Wests participated in the show’s Jay Z vs Beyonce interactive app.
“They got a picture of me looking back at it! That’s so funny! You should def tweet this Kim. It’ll go viral and help your career out. Lol really you should tweet it. Kim post that pic. Plz Kim.” – Usher
From left to right: Biff Tannen’s little cousin, Ryan Cabrera, an X Factor 3rd runner up, Larry Styles
Katy Perry showed up with an attention-grabbing accessory named RiFF RAFF. But everyone still thinks he’s James Franco. It worked to get people talking, though.
But soon after their arrival, it got weird. This was the exact moment that RiFF RAFF realized that Katy Perry realized that she had made a huge mistake.
As Usher pretended to play the bass, Nicki gazed into the audience wondering why they let so many skinny bitches in the club.
Simple Jack with a fan.
Shortly after this picture, Ariana Grande dropped and broke her Moonman. “We have no money, our awards heads are fallin’ off!” yelled Jim Carrey, much to the delight of those nearby. Unfortunately, the memory unit in the Grande 2014 was unable to identify the reference and thus missed the joke.
Many speculate that the top-left dancer’s inability to get their legs completely horizontal is yet another sign of turmoil between Jay Z and Beyonce. “Her legs were like, so straight in past shows. Now they’re so obtuse. Everything is falling apart!” cried one Beyonce fan. “How can they be so obtuse?!” joked Tim Robbins. The Grande 2014 stared ahead blankly.
In one of the night’s biggest disappointments, Fredo Santana was not in the building to accept his Best Hip Hop Video award for “Hold On We’re Going Home” ft. Drake.
Nicki wowed the audience with her voice.
Iggy Azalea managed to stay on stage and perform “Black Widow” while S&M ballerinas twirled about in the background and Rita Ora tried to explain to people who she is.
As Beyoncé danced on stage, Blue Ivy watched Mom and did a little dance in Dad’s arms. While the audience was captivated by Bey, Jay Z noticed Blue’s dancing and his eyes turned into dollar signs.
RiFF RAFF may never get an MTV Video Music Award, but last night, he was the clear winner.