by Free Britney at . Comments

Chris Brown's VMA performance was, by all accounts, one of the highlights of the night, and one that left most people in the crowd on their feet.

Jay-Z is not most people, however.

Everyone from Kanye West to Justin Bieber stood up and cheered, but Jay-Z just sat there expressionless, not even smiling as Brown did his thing.

Of course, Jay has other things on his mind - what with Beyonce pregnant and all - but he remains tight with Rihanna, a singer he made famous.

Think his decision not to applaud (around the one-minute mark) was motivated by some lingering animosity? Or is Jay just too cool? Or maybe tired? You tell us ...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

It was billed as a surprise performance, but word leaked out well ahead of time.

Still, the crowd went crazy at last night's MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye West and new father-to-be (!!!!!!!!!!) Jay-Z took to the stage for a rendition of "Otis." Off their mega-hit album "Watch the Throne," the single features each artist doing his talented thing.

Watch for yourself:

Among other VMA performance clips, watch a tribute to Britney Spears NOW and a strange opening from Lady Gaga HERE.