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The Best of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Highlights from the show!

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    Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z and Beyonce present a united front after Beyonce's incredible performance at the 2014 MTV VMAs.

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    Ariana Grande is otherworldly in a silver leotard while opening the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with "Break Free."

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    Nicki Minaj shows off her assets during her bootyful performance of her new song, "Anaconda" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards .

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    Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj perform "Bang Bang" onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Katy Perry channels Britney Spears' 2000 VMA look while accepting the Moon Man for Best Female Video for 'Dark Horse' with Juicy J.

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    Taylor Swift glistens and gets her shake on performing at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    Ariana Grande plants a wet one on Miley Cyrus at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    Gal pals Rita Ora and Jennifer Lopez hang out backstage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    Woops! Trey Songz accidentally called The Black Keys "The Black Eyes" while presenting the VMA for Best Rock Video alongside Nina Dobrev at the 2014 VMAs.

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    Michael Clifford, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings, and Calum Hood a.k.a. 5 Seconds of Summer perform "Amnesia" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    Lorde and Charli XCX throw up deuces backstage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani share the stage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Sam Smith delivers an incredible, emotional performance of "Stay With Me" during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    Ariana Grande accepts the Moon Man for Best Pop Video at the 2014 MTV VMAs.

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    Dumb and Dumber's Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels cut up on stage at the 2014 MTV VMAs.

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    Nicki Minaj joins Usher to perform their song 'She Came To Give It To You" at the VMAs.

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    Ed Sheeran accepts Best Male Video for 'Sing' onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Olivia Culpo and Nick Jonas attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner watch performance onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Chris Brown and Jennifer Lopez attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Lorde attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Fifth Harmony members Normani Hamilton, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen, Ally Brooke and Lauren Jauregui accept the Artist to Watch award for 'Miss Movin' On' onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora perform onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Matt Flynn, Adam Levine, PJ Morton, and James Valentine of Maroon 5 rock out at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    Austin Mahone attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, and Taylor Schilling from Orange is the New Black speak onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Common speaks onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Robin Williams tribute during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Riff Raff, Katy Perry, Sam Smith and Charli XCX attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift take a selfie at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Jimmy Fallon presents the award for Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    My Friend's Place representative Jesse accepts Video of the Year (on behalf of Miley Cyrus) for 'Wrecking Ball' from TV personality Jimmy Fallon onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Miley Cyrus watches from the side of the stage as My Friend's Place representative Jesse accepts Video of the Year on her behalf.

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    My Friend's Place representative Jesse accepts Video of the Year with singer Miley Cyrus for 'Wrecking Ball' onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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    Beyonce performs an incredible medley of songs from her latest album before accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    Blue Ivy Carter and Jay-Z in the audience watching Beyonce perform during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

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