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So the 2013 MTV VMAS went down tonight. And they had the potential to be the best ever. I’m not trying to be dramatic but all the promos really hyped it up, and it was live from the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and there were rumors of an *NSYNC reunion, and Kanye performed, so yeah.

There was a lot of potential…but it didn’t really live up to it. Sorry, MTV, but you’ve done better. I mean, last year Rihanna and Chris Brown were spotted together for the first time in years (major) and Drake rocked a really tight shirt and gave Chris Brown the side eye. A lot happened.

This year? Not so much.

So for all of you who for whatever odd reason missed the show, you didn’t miss a whole lot, but here are all the important things that happened that you need to know about.

Lady Gaga opened the show and showed her bare ass [this is just 1 of her 4 different performance looks.]

Miley twerked in front of teddy bears…

…on Robin Thicke

and the Smiths reacted like this…

And Rihanna reacted like this…

And Paula Patton didn’t seem to mind [but she also seemed kinda, well, high AF] 🙁

Danity Kane announced they’re back together [minus D. Woods]

Justin Timberlake accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in a fedora, but before he did, he gave the most epic performance anyone has ever seen.

And he did the most amazing thing ever x 100. He reunited with *NSYNC. 

Holy. Shit.

And this was Taylor Swift’s reaction

North West’s dad performed “Blood On The Leaves” and actually high-fived fans before leaving the stage

This was Foxy Brown 🙁

A$AP Rocky & Chanel Iman shared some PDA on the red carpet [we looooove these two]

And they also took the subway back to Manhattan after the show with A$AP Ferg like some regular ass people [thanks, @LindseyIndia for this epic IG video]

Drake re-enacted his Nothing Was The Same album cover live and in person while performing “Hold On, We’re Going Home”

And Rihanna reacted like this…

But she also did this…LOL

FYI, this was Drake backstage

And in all seriousness, this is how Jaden Smith reacted to his performance

So yeah, that’s pretty much it. But, if you’re still curious, check out all the performances by clicking here. And for the red carpet, click here.

Photo Credit: Getty/Instagram/Vine

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