The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards have come and gone, with Rihanna kissing Chris Brown; Taylor Swift stage diving; and One Direction taking home a trio of trophies.
How did those in attendance react to the event? We've collected a series of Tweets and posted them below a montage of photos from the ceremony's red carpet...
Pink: "Had so much fun 2night Thanks MTV and VMA's- thanks to all the lovely gorgeous fans/friends. And I'm out. Hello Europe! Here we come. XXX"
Rihanna: #RihannaNavy we won Video of the Year!!! Thank you for voting! My night was major! Jah bless"
Niall Horan: "Love you all soooo much! Guys what the hell! You are incredible, 3 vmas! We love u all soo much! All 3 of them are for u! Thank you!"
Calvin Harris: "I won 2 moonmen! Great night! Away for my dinner :D #VMA. Thanks for all the congrats on the VMAs...had a great time + elated to leave with 2 little moonmen. Heading to Miami now, LIV tonight!!"
Katy Perry: "Best art direction moon man is so hipster cool! YAY! #everyoneinsilverlakewildnout #peopleinsilverlakewouldntsaywildnout
Demi Lovato: "Leaving VMAs...what an amazing night!!"
Harry Styles: "We owe you everything. Thank you so much for this. Three VMAs!! YEAH .xx"
Louis Tomlinson: "Wow can't believe we won three awards ! I said it on stage but i'll say it again! The awards are because of you guys , thank you everyone!"
Lil Wayne: "Had a blast on stage! I thank all of my wonderful fans for the support!!!!! We ain't s--t without ya!"
Wiz Khalifa: "That Was Fun. Thnx For Da Love"
Amber Rose: "Thx 4 all the Love my Rosebuds & Rosestuds I love u guys so much we're about to have a lil #WizBud join our Rosebud fam Yay!! :-) I‘ve never been so happy."
Taylor Swift: "VMA dressing room report: exceptional snack selection. SCORE."
Nicki Minaj: "OHHHHHhhH MYYYYYY F--KINGGGGG GAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Barbz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Alicia Keys: "So thrilled I was finally able 2 share that w/ u @ the #vma! This is just the beginning! #girlonfire"