The VMAs Are Over: 5 Moments We Won't Forget

Updated: August 25, 2014 15:30 IST

Who Run the World? Beyonce Queen Bey owned the MTV Video Music Awards quite literally. Apart from delivering a stunning performance of a medley of songs

The VMAs Are Over: 5 Moments We Won\'t Forget
Who Run the World? Beyonce

Queen Bey owned the MTV Video Music Awards quite literally. Apart from delivering a stunning performance of a medley of songs, she was also joined on stage by her husband, rapper Jay-Z, and daughter Blue Ivy. The pair then proceeded to hand her the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. A moment to be cherished, truly.
The VMAs Are Over: 5 Moments We Won\'t Forget
That Miley, This Miley:

What a Difference a Year Makes Singer Miley Cyrus created a splash at the VMAs the second year in a row but, unlike last year's scandalous twerking double act with Robin Thicke, she didn't even have to leave her seat this time. Miley won Video of the Year for Wrecking Ball but didn't collect her award. A young homeless man named Jesse did instead and delivered an emotional speech, watched by a tearful Miley from her seat.
The VMAs Are Over: 5 Moments We Won\'t Forget
Katy Perry Shows up Dressed as Britney Spears

It doesn't matter whether she wins or not, Katy Perry always makes a statement. The actress, who also won Best Female Video for Dark Horse, arrived at the awards in a denim-on-denim ensemble, matched by rapper Riff Raff, in a 2014 update of the matching denim outfits worn by then-couple Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake to the American Music Awards in 2001. "This is how we do the remix," Katy quipped on the red carpet.
The VMAs Are Over: 5 Moments We Won\'t Forget
Not Going to Spend My Life Being a Colour

Rapper Common, who appeared on stage to present the Best Hip-Hop Video award (won eventually by Drake), called for a moment's silence for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot down by a police office in the American town of Ferguson. MTV also aired a 15 second video corresponding to the events which called for end of all kinds of racial bias.
The VMAs Are Over: 5 Moments We Won\'t Forget
Jimmy Fallon's Happy Feet

Jimmy Fallon walked on-stage to present the Video of the Year award, which later went to Miley for Wrecking Ball. As the nominees were announced, to the country jig strains of Cotton Eyed Joe, Jimmy couldn't help break into the two-step.

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