Old beefs were settled, and new ones were started! Stars fell into burning rings and threw their hats in the ring!
Surprises were had! Tears were shed! Nips were slipped!
And we have every amazing moment for you right here… in our GIF recap (below)!
Then Nicki Minaj got gynocentric with her opening performance of Trini Dem Girls.
And then special guest Taylor Swift came out to join her, proving their beef is officially over!
Or is it???
It totally is!
The only Bad Blood was in Tay’s song!
Next, Macklemore ditched the stage in favor of the streets to perform a live version of his Downtown music video!
Host Miley Cyrus came out as self-deprecating as she was colorful!
Jared Leto debuted his new hair color (PINK! We LOVE it!) as he introduced…
…The Weeknd, who held the crowd in the palm of his hair as he set the stage on fire — literally — with I Can’t Feel My Face!
Taylor and Selena Gomez approved!
Rebel Wilson broke the law, dropping a surprise, completely uncensored F-bomb on her shirt as she HIGHlariously ranted against the police… strippers!
Then when Nicki accepted the award for Best Hip Hop Video, she threw back to host Miley…
And threw some straight NSFW shade!
Miley took the high road — well, kinda, not really!
And after that awkwardness, the burn didn’t stop…
As Demi Lovato got hot for Cool For The Summer, throwing a pool party for all the cool kids outside!
And brought on surprise guest Iggy Azalea!
Forget dropping the mic — Tori Kelly dropped the entire guitar as she performed Should’ve Been Us.
Finally, Kanye West accepted the Video Vanguard Award — from presenter Taylor Swift, who jokingly referenced their infamous 2009 run-in…
But it was Kanye himself who brought the house down — the White House that is — by announcing his 2020 run at the Presidency! WHA??
Pharrell had a
report card dance card full of “F”s for his performance of Freedom.
Miley spoke from backstage, covering herself only with the curtain — which resulted in a nip slip on live TV!
Then with the help of 30 drag queens and The Flaming Lips, Miley finished the show with a bang!
Will Miley be back for more insanity next year?? We can’t say for sure… but she is the GIF that keeps on giving! LOLz!