The Top 7 Moments Of The 2013 MTV Music Awards (With Video Links!)


When it comes to the MTV Music Awards, we get to see it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. This year though, I think we got to see some of the most shocking moments the show has seen in over a decade! MTV and some of our favorite artists including Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, and new celebrity dad Kanye West definitely didn’t disappoint.

And of course, the highlight of the night was seeing Justin Timberlake reunite with his old buddies from N*Sync. If you’re like me, you probably wish it were 2001 again, and have had “Bye, Bye, Bye” stuck in your head all day now!

Check out our favorite highlights of the show below and let us know what you think!

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    Robin Thicke and Paula Patton attend the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

    Okay, I'm sure everyone is going to be talking about Robin Thicke's performance with Miley Cyrus (I made sure I closed my eyes during most of the performance!), but let's face it, he is the man of the hour right now. Sure, he didn't win the Moon Man that he wanted on Sunday night, but he looked oh so adorable on the red carpet with his wife, Paula Patton. And in case you've missed it, here's his duet with Miley. I will never be able to walk into a Build-A-Bear Workshop without being utterly frightened ever again. 

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    Justin Timberlake. N*SYNC. Must I say more? The first time I was introduced to these boys, it was back in 1997 and yes, I was in high school and totally in love with Lance Bass (but just don't tell anyone). Their on-stage performance was great, even though it seemed like it only lasted thirty seconds. And is it just me, or does it seem like Chris Kirkpatrick had a hard time keeping up with the other boys during their dance moves? And yes, I've got "Bye, Bye, Bye" stuck in my head all day now.

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    Kanye West is back y'all, and this time around he's back as a celebrity DAD! That's right. He's got a little girl back at home and he wants to make her proud (we're of course talking about North West). Kanye showed us why he's THE performer of our generation while bringing it down during his performance of "Blood on the Leaves." Trust me when I say it will give you goosebumps.

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    2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

    Jimmy Fallon introducing Justin Timberlake was simply awesome. He said it best when he mentioned that Justin has been entertaining audiences for two decades now and still manages to get people excited and on their feet. Has it really been THAT long? Man that makes me feel old. Yet Justin still has that cute baby face going on for him, doesn't he? Lucky guy!

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    Did you check out Lady Gaga's performance for her latest hit, "Applause?" It was AMAZING. It's my favorite tune to run to now, because it does such a great job of getting me pumped up! And what's even better is that Lady Gaga even gave a little ode to Doctor Who during the beginning of her performance, too. Check out the video to see if you recognize it!

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    Jennifer Hudson attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

    Jennifer Hudson flaunted her toned abs in a halter top while on stage, y'all! And what's even better is that she did it while singing to Macklemore who is simply on fire these days. Yes, celebrity moms were representin' at the MTV Music Awards this year and they might have well stolen the show while they were at it, too. I love how Jennifer ALWAYS manages to keep it classy!

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    Katy Perry attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

    Katy Perry closed the show with a live performance of her latest hit, "Roar" and let me tell you, it was awesome. The girl knows how to perform and put on a show. Or should I just say it was a knock-out? Plus, her red carpet outfit was completely crazy. Where did she get all of those butterflies from?

    And that concludes another star-studded, love-filled, crazy year at the VMAs!

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