The VMAs have a reputation as being home to some of music’s most controversial moments: both onstage and off. This year was pretty tame by comparison to past events with no onstage lesbian kisses or Lady Gaga appearances. Kanye West also pulled out at the last minute. Highlights include: Rihanna opening the show with a funky new look (including a pixie ‘Do). Pink proved she’s still the punk-queen of pop and One Direction sweep through the awards taking home all three moon-men that were nominated for: including Best New Artist.
Miley Cyrus, on the red carpet – looking striking in a very daring plunge-neckline and showing off her new hair in a cute spiked look