8:58 p.m.: We’re ready! Bring on Nicki, Jessie and Ariana, and let’s get this show going with a “Bang Bang“!
9:01 p.m.: Ariana is here with “Break Free!” She’s keeping the galactic theme from the music video.
9:02 p.m.: Nicki and her dancers (and her amazing tush) is on now. Oh my gosh… look at her butt…
9:03 p.m.: Okay, but actually. How does Nicki do that with her butt?
9:05 p.m.: Is today’s theme hip bones?
9:07 p.m.: WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH NICKI’S DRESS?
9:08 p.m.: Do we think her dress… burst open?
9:11 p.m.: Yay Katy Perry! Though we kinda think Iggy Azalea was snubbed. That “Fancy” video all about Clueless? Come on.
9:13 p.m.: Jay Pharoah is hilarious. Why isn’t he hosting?
9:20 p.m.: Lorde’s style is just a little bit different from Nicki Minaj’s.
9:21 p.m.: Taylor Swift!!! In sequins!!!
9:22 p.m. Love Taylor’s cheerleader men in tuxes.
9:24 p.m. Tonight’s VMAs is all about the reactions. Best ones of the night so far are Rita Ora and J.Lo.
9:28 p.m.: Becky G is the cutest. Remember when she took over OKMagazine.com? Love you, girl!
9:32 p.m.: Gasped in joy at Jay Z, but actually Jay Pharaoh is even better.
9:34 p.m.: So far we’ve had nothing but tushes and comedians. Butts and funnies.
9:36 p.m.: Ariana Grande wins for best pop video! She is so cute and nervous.
9:46 p.m.: Common brought up Ferguson. Very surprising (and wonderful) for he and MTV to go there.
9:49 p.m.: Drake won for the best hip-hop video! But he’s not there. Now we’re sad.
9:54 p.m.: Jay Pharaoh is back!! As Kanye. And he is killing it.
9:56 p.m.: The cast of Orange is the New Black is presenting Usher and Nicki! Too much fabulousness.
9:59 p.m.: Usher, we didn’t even realize how much we’ve missed you.
10:06 p.m.: Nina Dobrev presenting with Trey Songz—how long until they are linked as a couple? Get it girl! He just shouted out his grandma’s birthday, how sweet!
10:07 p.m.: Lorde wins!! After a quick hug with Taylor she makes her way to the stage to accept the award for Best Rock Video for “Royals”.
10:09 p.m.: Bravo, MTV. MTV airs their PSA for Ferguson #lookdifferent
10:15 p.m.: Oh boy. It’s time for 5 Seconds of Summer.
10:26 p.m.: Fifth Harmony takes home the big Artist to Watch award, wow!
10:27 p.m.: Oh wow. A Robin Williams tribute to Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars”
10:31 p.m.: Yesss a glistening J Lo takes the stage!
10:32 p.m.: Iggy and Rita, Iggy and Rita, Iggy and Rita! Big spider web!
10:36 p.m.: What do you think Katy Perry, Sam Smith and Miley are all talking about? They are sitting together and oh what we’d give to be sitting right behind them and eavesdropping.
10:41 p.m.: Demi Lovato wins best cleavage of the night. Classy yet revealing!
10:42 p.m.: Maroon 5 performance outside under the sun set and a humongous lit up M.
10:45 p.m.: Hi Jimmy Fallon! He introduces the hug cam, the high five cam and the give the person next to you $5 cam. Everyone is awkward.
10:47 p.m.: And the winner of Video is the Year is…Miley!! Wrecking Ball!
10:47 p.m.: Whoa. A man named Jesse accepts the award on behalf of homeless youth while a tearful Miley watches from her seat. What a message!
10:49 p.m.: Uh, so Maroon 5 are still playing songs outside?
10:53 p.m.: Is it Beyonce time yet? It should always be Beyonce time.
10:56 p.m.: IT IS OFFICIALLY BEYONCE TIME
10:57 P.M.: She’s performing “Mine.” It’s even written on the chests of her hot male dancers.
11:00 p.m.: “Haunted”, “No Angel”, “Jealous” all in one of the most beautiful sparkling leotards ever.
11:01 p.m.: Getting funky with “Blow”
11:02 p.m.: Crowd loses their mind for “Drunk in Love”, duh.
11:04 p.m.: Blue Ivy!!!! Could not be adorable, bouncing on dad Jay Z’s knee in the audience.
11:04 p.m.: Wait, she’s doing “Rocket” and “Partition” now. Turn away for a second Blue, momm’s gettin’ to work!
11:06 p.m.: Bey’s been taking some pole dancing classes!
11:07 p.m.: Only approps that she performs “Flawless” as it’s the only word to describe what’s happened since she’s taken the stage.
11:07 p.m.: “How did you wake up this morning?”
11:09 p.m.: The dancers leave the stage and a silhouette of Bey sings “Blue” in front of a screen of Blue Ivy footage. SO many feelings!
11:10 p.m.: A teary Bey starts “Xo” dedicating it to the fans, and we are covered in goosebumps. The Forum is singing their hearts out.
11:12 p.m.: OMG OMG Jay and Blue presenting Beyonce with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award! She blots her sweat away like a queen, she’s crying like a queen, and we’re just ugly sobbing at all the beautifulness on stage.
11:13 p.m.: Well, nothing will ever top that. And we’re out! Thanks for hanging with us during the VMAs tonight!
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