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While only a select few were fortunate enough to score tickets to the 2013 MTV VMAs, millions tuned in from the comfort of their living rooms. Us less fortunate folks kicked it on the couch and watched the (mostly) unscripted madness unfold as our favorite celebrities gathered for a night to remember in Brooklyn.

Because we know you’re dying to glimpse what went in to everybody’s glam routine, how the headliners prepared to bring down the house and who met who, we’re giving you an exclusive look behind the scenes and beyond.

Check it out!

The crew at MTV worked tirelessly to make sure every A-lister present had a seat and room for their crew!

Meanwhile, Wiz Khalifa and Rihanna got some shut eye in these sheets custom made for each of them. Jealous!

Our favorite Girl Code ladies Carly Aquilino and Nessa showed us just how much glam went in to their red carpet looks.

…Wiz showed off his shoe game, rockin’ Chucks he designed….

Nicole Byer, Ester Ku and April Rose snapped this three-person selfie on their ride into Brooklyn…

…and JWoww and her fiance Rodger showed their silly side in this photo.

Girl Code and Guy Code stars took advantage of a photo op outside Barclays Center…

Snooki and her man Jionni Lavalle kicked it backstage…

2 Chainz clued us in to the behind the scenes decor. Where can we buy one of those?!

Macklemore warmed up his pipes alongside Kanye West and Lady Gaga as they prepared to get Barclays on their feet!

Miley Cyrus kept it low key, sippin’ on some hot tea….

Iggy Azalea showed off her cakes on the red carpet….

Girl Code star Ester Ku and MTV’s Awkward star Jillian Rose Reed snapped a quick photo together…

…Nessa posed with her Girl Code and Guy Code pals…

…Charlamagne Tha God showed the gold on the red carpet…

…Snooki and her fellow co-host AJ interviewed fellow celebs before they prepared to take their seats…

…And Miley and Richard Simmons flashed their bejeweled cakes to the camera.

As everyone made their way inside to get this star studded night underway, many celebs shared their view with fans.

…over…

…and over…

…and over…

…Again.

Others opted to share snapshots of their seat mates, like this photo of Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea…

…or this epic glam shot of Girl Code cast mates (and self proclaimed wives) Nicole Byer and Carly Aquilino.

…even Wiz Khalifa was on Instagram straight flexin’ with Juicy J!

As the night progressed, A-listers took full advantage to meet and greet their favorite celebrities and snag a photo. Check out the Girl Code cast and Lil’ Kim…

…and Lady Gaga…

…and even 1/5 of One Direction….

…and Macklemore!

Behind the scenes, VMAs headliners calmed their nerves and prepared to blow the crowd away. Justin Timberlake took a moment to himself to peek out into a packed Barclays Center…

…while Miley opted to get a little freaky with one of her performers…

…before taking a moment with her back-up dancers….

…and Mike Will Made-It.

After the show, everyone who’s anyone made their way to an after party to celebrate and get a few pictures, naturally! Charlamagne showed off his gold grill again, this time with fellow MTV2 star and radio personality Nessa…

…JT took a well deserved swig straight from the bottle…

…and Kim Kardashian’s bestie Jonathan Cheban partied the night away at Jay Z and Diddy’s after party…

…’cause there ain’t no party like a P.Diddy party!

There you have it. The VMAs through the eyes of your favorite Hollywood Heavyweights.

See y’all next year!

Photo credit: Instagram, Twitter.

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