by Free Britney at

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 ...

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by Hilton Hater at

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.

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