MTV VMAs 2013
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MTV VMAs 2013
Katy Perry performs as the closing act during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Empire-Fulton Ferry Park in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. (Mike Coppola / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Katy Perry performs “Roar” to close the awards show. (Mike Coppola / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Macklemore performs. (Neilson Barnard / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Bruno Mars performs his new song “Gorilla.”  (Charles Sykes / Invision/Associated Press)
MTV VMAs 2013
Musical group One Direction accepts the award for song of the summer. (Charles Sykes / Invision/Associated Press)
MTV VMAs 2013
Drake performs. (Rick Diamond / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Drake walks backstage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Lance Bass, left, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick of ‘NSync perform. (Rick Diamond / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Justin Timberlake accepts the Video Vanguard Award. (Charles Sykes / Invision/Associated Press)
MTV VMAs 2013
Justin Timberlake performs for his adoring fans. (Neilson Barnard / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Selena Gomez accepts an award onstage with One Direction. (Rick Diamond / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Taylor Swift accepts an award presented to her by Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. (Rick Diamond / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Taylor Swift, center left, and Selena Gomez sit together at the MTV Video Music Awards. (Scott Gries / Invision/Associated Press)
MTV VMAs 2013
Kevin Hart kept reminding the audience that he wasn’t the host. (Scott Gries / Invision/Associated Press)
MTV VMAs 2013
Kanye West performs. (Rick Diamond / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Zayn Malik, from left, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction. (Charles Sykes / Invision/Associated Press)
MTV VMAs 2013
Lady Gaga started out the night’s onstage activities with a costume-swapping performance. (Charles Sykes / Invision/Associated Press)
MTV VMAs 2013
Lady Gaga during one of her many costume changes.  (Rick Diamond / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Lady Gaga finishes her performance in a clamshell bikini. (Neilson Barnard / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Miley Cyrus dances with giant teddy bears. (Charles Sykes / Invision/AP)
MTV VMAs 2013
Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines.”  (Rick Diamond / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Iggy Azalea and Brooklyn’s own Lil’ Kim present an award onstage. (Neilson Barnard / Getty Images for MTV)
MTV VMAs 2013
Ryan Lewis, left, Macklemore, center, and Ray Dalton accept the award for best hip hop video for “Can’t Hold Us” as presenters Iggy Azalea, right, and Lil’ Kim look on. (Charles Sykes / Invision/Associated Press)
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