Recap: MTV Video Music Awards 2012 Performances Full Coverage (Videos and Photos)

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pop Superstar Rihanna, who took away the biggest title “Video of the Year,” opened the show with an “ass-grabbing” performance of “Cockiness (Love It)” featuring A$AP Rocky. The sultry performance must have gotten too heated for rapper A$AP Rocky who aggressively got a handful of Rihanna’s ass and performed a little tongue action on her neck. Rihanna followed the sexy performance with a huge dance party, performing her VMA award-winning song, “We Found Love.”

Rising Hip-Hop comedian-rapper 2 Chainz hit the VMA stage for the first time alongside Lil Wayne with a performance of “Yuck.” Lil Wayne followed 2 Chainz’ performance with a new single “No Worries,” a track from his anticipated mix tape “D4.” The YMCMB crew took home a few trophies as Nicki Minaj won “Best Female Video” and Drake featuring Lil Wayne scored “Best Hip Hop Video.” Check out Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz’ performance here on Hip Hop Enquirer Magazine.

Alicia Keys, as promised, debuted her latest single “Girl on Fire” featuring Nicki Minaj on stage at the 2012 VMA awards. Other new song debuts were performed by Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne, P!nk, Green Day and more. Check out Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj’s performance!

BONUS CLIP: Frank Ocean’s VMA performance of “Thinking About You”.

 

The “2012 VMA” award winners are:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris
Title: “We Found Love”

BEST NEW ARTIST
One Direction
Title: “What Makes You Beautiful”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Nicki Minaj
Title: “Starships”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Drake featuring Lil Wayne
Title: “HYFR”

BEST POP VIDEO
One Direction
Title: “What Makes You Beautiful”

BEST ROCK VIDEO?
Coldplay
Title: “Paradise”

BEST ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC VIDEO
Calvin Harris
Title: “Feel So Close”

BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE
Demi Lovato
Title: “Skyscraper”

MOST SHARE-WORTHY VIDEO (Presented by Bing)
One Direction
Title: “What Makes You Beautiful”

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES:

BEST EDITING
Beyonce
Title: “Countdown”
Editing by Alexander Hammer & Jeremiah Shuff

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Skrillex
Title: “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Visual Effects by Deka Bros & Tony T. Datis

BEST ART DIRECTION
Katy Perry
Title: “Wide Awake”
Art-Direction by Benji Bumps

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