10 things you may have missed at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus freely shows off body and new album at the Music Video Award show

While the MTV Video Music Awards have not had a host for two years, Miley Cyrus broke that streak and kept audiences' eyes glued to the television with many outlandish outfits and statements.  

The party started long before the show began at 9 p.m., with MTV's live stream of the pre-show hours before the award show started. Celebrities strutted around, some flashing more skin than others. 

If you were too busy to watch the VMAs, here are 10 events that you missed.

What would a video award show be in 2015 without an infamous Miley Cyrus tongue selfie? This one was a bigger deal than usual, especially since Instagram's most popular user Kim Kardashian was in it.

Rebel Wilson subtly mentioned the #BlackLivesMatter movement before moving onto the problems with police strippers. The message of social change continued later in the night when Big Sean won the Video for Social Change Award for his song "One Man Can Change the World". He dedicated the video to his grandmother who was one of the first African-American captains in World War II.

While Kanye West let Taylor Swift finish her speech without interrupting, he did pretend to fall asleep when Swift won instead of Beyonce. This was just a show, and Swift would later present The Video Vanguard Award to Kanye later in the night.

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift ended their "Bad Blood" by hugging on stage. The twitter feud that unfolded a while ago spread like wild fire, but it was extinguished during the award show. Swift's "Bad Blood" squad rolled into the VMAs with her instead of a man. Swift stole the stage by winning Video of the Year. Not seen was Katy Perry, which further fueled the rumors surrounding the drama between Perry and Swift.

Miley Cyrus was called out by Nikki Minaj for her talking badly about her in the media. However, Minaj graciously made sure to make a shout out to her pastor before roasting Cyrus. 

Demi Lovato brought heat to the VMA stage with her song "Cool for the Summer". Her performance was followed by an appearance from Iggy Azalea. Twitter to have no chill, and immediately lit up with reaction photos expressing distaste for Azalea. 

Many celebrities wore glamorous dresses and suits. However, Amber Rose took time to stand out against her fellow VMA attendees. She wore the hateful words that fill her Instagram comments daily. Slut shaming is not okay, and Rose looked great in her reminder. 

Kanye West announced his plans to run for president in 2020, which prompted Miley Cyrus to say she planned to vote for Donald Trump. 

Justin Bieber made a VMA appearance for the first time in two and a half years. Bieber not only moved  across the stage, but he was moved to tears by the end of his set. Miley comforted him by telling him to call her when he's legal. 

Miley Cyrus may have broken the Internet break just before the end of the award show, when she dropped her new album that is free to stream at mileycyrus.com/andherdeadpetz.


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