the best moments from the 2015 vmas

    plus some fun after-party pics

    by Hayden Manders · August 31, 2015

    Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images.

    Between all of the Tweeting, performing, writing, and Instagram'ing, there was simply too much content to process at last night’s Video Music Awards. How one could sanely keep up is a marvel in an of itself. Even after the confetti fell and the replay began, we were still trying to process what we just saw. Miley dropped an album, Justin Bieber cried after a stellar performance, and Kanye West announced his presidency? What even? Now we must make do with what went down. Thankfully, we’ve got a little, ol’ thing called Instagram to help us piece together the events from one of the most outrageous VMAs MTV has seen in years. It might not have topped some of years' past, but it certainly lives up there. See for yourself, ahead.

    Miley tried to come for Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie.

    A truly legendary couple.

     

    #vma2015

    A photo posted by John Legend (@johnlegend) on

    Nicki Minaj gave a shout out to her "girls."

     

    A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

    Ciara debuted a bob.

     

    #Bob #VMA.

    A photo posted by Ciara (@ciara) on

    Pharrell's Chanel was showing.

     

    A photo posted by Pharrell Williams (@pharrell) on

    Demi Lovato made a new friend!

     

    A photo posted by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on

    Olivia Benson kicked it with some supermodels.

     

    Oh just hangin with the supermodels...

    A photo posted by Mariska Hargitay (@therealmariskahargitay) on

    This happened.

     

    A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

    Are we obligated to make a #squadgoals reference every time a photo of Taylor Swift and her friends appears? Are we?!

    #SAME

     

    When you're trying to hump Jared Leto but he is just innocently telling you a secret

    A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on

    Burning Man is the only realistic option for a post-VMAs celebration.

     

    Off to Burning Man with @courtneyact.

    A photo posted by WILLAM (@noextrai) on

    Seriously. This is a thing that happened/will happen.

     

    A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on

    There are so many questions and yet so little time to properly answer what went down in Amber Rose's Uber.

     

    A video posted by Amber Rose (@amberrose) on

    Kim might've been giving her glam team a shout out, but we're here for that Kanye grin. Look at it! 

     

    VMA'S GLAM- Thank you @makeupbymario @michaelsilvahair for my gorgeous glam tonight!

    A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

    A different kind of squad goals.

    Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for adidas Originals.

    Hair color for one and hair color for all!

     

    Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Republic Records.

    Jeremy Scott and Rita Ora lookin' real nice.

    Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for adidas Originals.

    Cheesin' with Vanessa Hudgens.

    Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Republic Records.

    Oh, we found Ariana Grande!

    Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Republic Records.

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