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Photos of 2009 MTV VMAs Show Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Russell Brand

VMAs Bring Kanye's Drama, New Moon, MJ Love and More!

The MTV VMAs brought its share of drama last night — some amazing performances, a heartfelt Michael Jackson tribute, and a huge moment that had everyone talking — it was a show that will go down in history. Check out all the winners here! The biggest story of the night was Kanye West making a scene when Taylor Swift won Best Female Video, but thankfully it all ended well when Beyonce Knowles sweetly called her up onto the stage to have her moment and he apologized profusely. The night was dedicated to Michael Jackson and kicked off with a touching tribute from Madonna and a performance including his sister Janet. The other big moment came when Kristen Stewart debuted her hot short haircut on stage with Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner to debut another New Moon trailer — watch it here.

Eminem was also a big winner for the night, walking away with a Moonman and participating in some funny sketches with Tracey Morgan. Lady GaGa had countless costume changes and a performance that left her hanging covered in fake blood. We loved seeing Jay-Z finish off the night with Alicia Keys as well as Pink's trapeze act and Beyonce's big group "Single Ladies." In case you missed any of the red carpet excitement, check out the men and women. Russell Brand's act is familiar after last year and we must admit we were happy to see Adam Brody on stage with Megan Fox to promote Jennifer's Body.


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Images include: Stephanie Pratt, Kanye West, Billie Joe Armstrong, Kristin Cavallari, Solange Knowles, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kara DioGuardi, Rose Byrne, Katy Perry, Ashley Greene, Maria Menounos, Lo Bosworth, Lady GaGa, Nicky Hilton, Whitney Port, Miranda Cosgrove, Amanda Bynes, Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo, Shakira, Pink, Taylor Swift, Nelly Furtado, Jennifer Lopez, Leighton Meester, Beyonce, Lauren Conrad, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Jack Black, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Adam Brody, Chace Crawford, Russell Brand, P Diddy, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jay-Z, Eminem

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Nataliacosta Nataliacosta 8 years
Leighton looks amazing
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I agree -- I think Beyonce was shocked, too, and laughed uncomfortably, like she couldn't believe what was happening. Just look at her eyes. Seriously, I think Kanye may have drank too much. He was nuts.
Ottosmama Ottosmama 8 years
I didn't think Beyonce looked pleased - I think she had a camera in her face in a moment that she didn't know how to react to. She seemed embarrassed; when I'm put on the spot, I smile and laugh, too - I think it was just nervous laughter. Also, Kanye really didn't apologize profusely - I actually thought his apology was offensive! You can't say "I'm sorry" and then repeat exactly what got you into trouble in the first place! Poor Taylor - I can't imagine being embarrassed like that on a stage during a moment that was supposed to be so special!
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
Continuing... - Its under my impression that Beyonce looked more surprised and embarrased than pleased. Showing your teeth doesn 't automatically means that you're happy, you know....
healthbabe healthbabe 8 years
For every day that passes J-Lo looks more and more like a dude!!
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
-The tribute to MJ was heartfelt and appropriate, IMO. -I'm actually over New Moon. That's the thing have little to do with music and videos. -I didn't like Russell Brandt's pants. - Kanye is an ass but thanks to him I kept watching the show . - Its under my impression that Beyonce looked more surprised and embarrased than pleased. Showing your teeth doesn
nicklover nicklover 8 years
I missed the beginning of the show but had a good friend call me and told me about what Kanye did. This was Taylor's big night which Kanye just ruined. I'm glad Taylor was able to accept the award later on. Was excited about seeing Kristen Rob and Taylor but my friend started banging around in the kitchen on purpose so i couldnt hear taylor! overall it was a good show!
ktc71 ktc71 8 years
What can I say about Kanye that hasn't already been said. He's a first class a-hole. I'm starting to wonder if I'm the only peron that doesn't like Lady Gaga.
mar mar 8 years
Beyonce was shocked! I think she felt bad. Janet was great! I wish it was longer! Jennifer Lopez needs to go away. I hate her. Taylor Swift is the most gracious thing I have ever seen. I liked Jay Z and Alicia Keys.
LOVE-ANGELINA LOVE-ANGELINA 8 years
I think people who say Beyonce was amused are wrong. She looked more shocked than amused to me. Like she couldn't believe this was happening. I was very proud when at the end Beyonce let Taylor Swift (who I don't like but I thought Kanye was way out line for interrupting her, even though I didn't think she deserved the award either) finish her speech. All in all I thought the VMAs were amazing.
lisa101 lisa101 8 years
I think Kanye enjoyed the free bar. Before MJ died he had long been written off as at best a freak who made music last 20 years ago. I for one believe he was a danger to himself and children.It's strange how death makes a martyr of us
StarryEyedWonder StarryEyedWonder 8 years
Wow, his "apology" was so passive-aggressive...I'm sorry but....whatever, he should have just kept his mouth shut on both accounts.
care0531 care0531 8 years
I think Kanye might have turrets or something. The first year he did something like this I let it slide but after the Hurricane Katrina fundraiser and now this he is just an a-hole and people need to write him off like they have Chris Brown. I love how the FANS that were there booed Kayne when his name was read in his category. I LOVED the MJ dancing tribute in the beginning- Beyonce's performance was also crazy- shoot I wish I could move like that, and of course I loved the New Moon Trailer (even though it had leaked and I saw it last week). Still didn't care for Russell being the host.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
i don't think beyonce has happy about it. to me it looked like she was shocked and did an uncomfortable laugh which a lot of people do when they don't know wtf is going on.
new new 8 years
I agree with allthingspop; it wasn't racism and beyonce didn't look happy but only embarrased. I love the This is it trailer and can't wait for the release. I also thought Madonna's speech was touching, as well as Janet's performance. She did a great job and I think it was the perfect way to honour her brother: doing one song instead of a whole bunch and doing an upbeat song rather than a tearjerker to get the crowds crying. It was sad to see her cry and she really put her soul into it. I also loved Pink's performance and Russell Brand did okay.
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
ps - cry racism when it's appropriate, that's a big word some people don't know how to use...he is, no doubt, an arrogant dip shyt who's clearly riding Beyonce and Jay-z's a$$ and wasn't taught how to be a man growing up, imo...but that was far from "racist"
allthingspop allthingspop 8 years
One more thing... If you were watching CNN I could see how you'd get annoyed with the Michael Jackson coverage- because it's not news anymore. But to be annoyed with a M.J. tribute on MTV FOR CRYING OUT LOUD is really ridculous. He made one of the single greatest contributions to music/dance of all time. MTV is the appropriate forum for a tribute. Maybe one could see not wanting to give M.J. (a musical performer) his accolades (on a music network) as racism.
allthingspop allthingspop 8 years
There are so many comments that I'd like to make about these ridiculous posts that I can hardly make any, my brain is in overdrive. I am completely befuddled by cries of racism. Wow. Go to a dictionary and find another word to describe his actions. Racism it was not. I'm sure many other people liked Beyonce's vid more than Taylor Swift's. Oh no! Is this the makings of a coalition of mucis video racists? Kanye was just being rude and a spotlight whore, as he had done before. Beyonce looked completely shocked to me. I didn't see a hint of anything but disbelief and embarassment on her face.
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
Beyonce is a slightly inflated douchette so it didn't surprise me to see her little chicklet teeth smiling and finding that amusing...I think Taylor's soo very pretty and seems sweet enough (until the nude photos surface) but she had every right to grab the mic back and tell him to go suck one, which would've made my day lol...I didn't think my loathing of Kanye could get worse but it did...I absolutely loved Pinks performance...Lady Caca, try a little harder next time and of course, loved seeing my New Moon buddies (Rob is a sexy mf'er)
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