The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards were held on Sunday night at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles. Kanye West and Jay-Z made headlines for their surprise performance, but it was definitely ladies night at the award show.
The highlight of the night was Beyonce showing off her growing baby bump on the red carpet in a red off the shoulder Grecian gown during the pre-show and again after her amazing performance of “Love on Top”. Aren’t pregnant women supposed to slow down? She’s on fire!
Kanye grabbed Jay-Z by the shoulders enthusiastically after Beyoncé's performance right before she opened up her blazer and rubbed her growing belly. It was such a sweet moment.
Katy Perry was a big winner tonight. Accepting her award for best collaboration for "Firework," Katy Perry said she feels like she's "doing something right" each time she performs the song.
Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," won earlier won for best female video and ‘Best Video with a Message.” Hopefully that message is: please don’t dress like your male alter ego Jo Calderone again.
Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator had a breakout night at the MTV Video Music Awards when they won best new artist, and Chris Brown was welcomed back with open arms.
Lil Wayne got bleeped throughout his entire performance. Viewers at home only heard every other word during his performance of "How to Love" off his "Tha Carter IV” album. MTV’s censors bleeped out 80% of the lyrics so it was hard to appreciate the song.
All in all, it was a pretty eventful night. Check back with Hollyscoop for exclusive red carpet interviews you won’t see anywhere else!
And the winners are…
Pop Music Video: Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends."
Rock video: Foo Fighters, "Walk."
Hip-hop video: Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass."
Collaboration: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
Male video: Justin Bieber, "U Smile."
Female video: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way."
Video with a message: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way."
Choreography: Beyonce, "Run the World (Girls)."
Editing: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep."
Special effects: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
Cinematography: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep."
Art direction: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep."
Direction: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep."
Best new artist: Tyler, The Creator, "Yonkers."
Video of the year: Katy Perry, "Firework."