You know everything that happened on stage at the VMAs… the winners, the performances, and the audience reactions. But there was a whole lot of stuff that went on backstage, off-stage, and behind-the-scenes that you may not have known. Of course, we've got the scoop...
Katy Perry and Riff Raff showed up paying homage to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's 2011 VMA Canadian tuxedo.
Britney Spears approved of their look:
.@katyperry Just when I thought the denim dress had retired....you bring it back! You looked amazing tonight bb ;)
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) August 25, 2014
Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" performance was supposed to have a real live six-foot-long snake, but during rehearsals the snake bit one of the dancers. Fun fact - the bitten dancer STILL performed at the awards show the following day. That's dedication.
Iggy Azalea congratulated Nicki on her performance, and was sympathetic towards the wardrobe malfunction. No beef here?
Beyonce gifted Nicki with this FLAWLESS diamond pendant. She personally came into Nicki's dressing room to give her the necklace.
MIley Cyrus allegedly mouthed the word "asshole" to Ed Sheeran when he walked past to accept his Best Male Video Award. Us Weekly reported that Ed criticized Miley's "Wrecking Ball" video calling it a "stripper's move."
Sugh Knight was shot SIX TIMES at Chris Brown's VMA pre-party at a nightclub in West Hollywood.
It's disappointing that we as a society can't have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bullshit!!!
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 24, 2014