Your Quick GIF Recap To MTV’s 2012 VMAs

By 09.07.12
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So, MTV’s 2012 Video Music Awards happened. Even if you’re the most obnoxious My Bloody Valentine and Hank Williams-loving snob, there was likely something for you to enjoy during last night’s festivities. Mostly that something was Rihanna and Katy Perry’s on-screen love affair, but hey, Frank Ocean performed, as did Green Day and Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg did something together and 2 Chainz rode around on a skateboard. That was…something.

If you didn’t watch the VMAs, consider this your handy GIF recap of everything of note that happened. Plus, some videos of the performances, too. But seriously, Rihanna and Katy Perry.

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Rihanna and Katy Perry stole the show because they’re BFFs now, or something:

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Also, this happened:

Which inevitably led to:

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Andy Samberg, who brought his non-MTV girlfriend Joanna Newsom, and Rashida Jones #yolo’d


Green Day, who have played the VMAs more than anyone except Madonna, were the creepy old guys surrounded by teenage girls.


Taylor Swift looked like Waldo, continued to make the world her therapist:

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The U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team was there, it was awkward:

Then Gabby Douglas did this during Alicia Keys new song:


Miley and Mac Miller had a white-trash wedding.


Nicki looked like she was having a seizure at a Tron-themed part.


2 Chainz skateboarded.

And Lil Wayne lifted up his shirt, is sadly not Katy Perry.

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Pink continued to be relevant, which all joking aside, is pretty amazing.

Though this happened:

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Frank Ocean did his Frank Ocean thing.


This girl put her hands together into a heart-shaped fashion to One Direction.


Host Kevin Hart took the stage surrounded by little people, then told a “little security” joke, so instead of showing that, here’s Peter Dinklage plotting to kill Kevin Hart.


Hart later horse danced with Psy.


Wiz Khalfia announced Amber Rose’s pregnancy, which elicited about 1/4,485th the amount of enthusiasm as Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Blue Ivy announcement did last year.


Drake looked a douche.


Speaking of douches, Chris Brown dressed up as Sisqó.


Oh yeah, and people played music:

“Thinkin’ Bout You” by Frank Ocean

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift

“Let Yourself Go” by Green Day

“Yuck/No Worries” by 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne

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