The MTV Video Music Awards, or VMAs, are known for being one of the rowdiest and most unpredictable award shows around. Whether it’s Kanye’s 2009 Taylor Swift incident, Beyoncé’s pregnancy reveal, or Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s 2013 ‘Blurred Lines’ performance, the show tends to be a sort of can’t-miss spectacle that never fails to get people talking. Luckily, 2015 was no exception.
Click through the gallery for what you need to know from last night’s show.
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Kanye Accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
In a long-winded speech that touched upon everything from grocery shopping with his daughter North to what it means to be a millennial, West finished his acceptance speech by taking the opportunity to announce that he will be running for president in 2020.
Miley pulled a Beyoncé.
The 2015 VMAs host took to Twitter to announce that her new album ‘Miley Circus and Her Dead Petz’ was available for download and free of charge.
Nicki Minaj and Taylor Made Up.
The latest member of Taylor’s ever-growing girl squad? None other than Ms. Minaj. Minaj and Swift took to the stage in bedazzled red getups to prove that their pre-show Twitter battle was officially terminated.
Taylor Swift Released ‘Wildest Dreams’.
The video premiere of the fourth single off Swift’s ‘1989’ album, ‘Wild Dreams’, featured a vintage-inspired composition and steamy scenes between Swift and Scott Eastwood. Watch the full video here.
Nicki Confronted Miley.
During her acceptance speech for Best Hip Hop Video, Minaj called out Miley Cyrus for a recent New York Times article in which, when asked to comment on Minaj and Taylor Swift’s Twitter feud, Cyrus said, “What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj, is not too kind.” To put it kindly, Minaj’s rant had the VMA censorship committee working hard.
Justin Beiber Sobbed on Stage.
Justin Bieber broke down after performing his new single, ‘What Do You Mean’. The star sobbed, holding his face as fans cheered and applauded.
Swift Won Video of the Year for ‘Bad Blood’.
Swift (with no interruptions from Kanye this time around) accepted the Moon Man, thanking Kendrick Lamar for his rap verse featured on the single, and brought Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, and Law and Order’s Mariska Hargitay, to name a few, on stage.