Britney Spears rebuffs Lady Gaga/Jo Calderone for a kiss after Gaga/Calderone presented Spears with The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (Rueters)Get More: 2011 VMA, Music
Chris Brown flew high during his random "Yeah 3X" / "Protect Your Neck" (Wu-Tang Clan) / "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nirvana) mashup.
Cheeseheaded Katy Perry accepting her award for Video of the Year (for "Firework"). Mr. Perry Russell Brand was also on hand to introduce Bruno Mars' tribute performance to Amy Winehouse.
Kanye West (who didn't interrupt anyone this year!) and soon-to-be-father Jay-Z light up the stage during "Otis." Get More: 2011 VMA, Music, JAY Z and Kanye West
Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator and his tye-died cat T-shirt accepting the award for Best New Artist. He later told MTV that he "fell into Kanye's arms" offstage after winning.
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