MTV tried something new at the VMAs this year: in addition to its usual shots of the audience in the broadcast, it gave us access to a live stream of cameras focused on celebrities  in their seats. Sure, Beyoncé was amazing , but most of the onstage action wasn't nearly as fun as seeing the stars entertaining each other or reacting to the show from the crowd. Case in point: Taylor Swift  channeling anything and everything happening in the spotlight, including Beyoncé's sweet moment with Blue Ivy and Jay Z . Taylor isn't alone, though — keep reading to see Katy Perry , Jennifer Lopez , and more stars who were caught on the audience cam.
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When Katy Perry and Sam Smith took a selfie.
And then he stole her phone.
When Gwen Stefani looked like the perfect drinking buddy.
And Taylor Swift got emotionally involved in Jay Z and Beyoncé's relationship.
When J Lo told Katy Perry, "I love the matching ensembles!"
And then, um, stretched before presenting.
Do you see Miley Cyrus 's reaction?