13 Memorable Moments from the 2016 MTV VMAs

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The 2016 MTV VMAs were a bit weird. 

We didn't have a host, for example, and it resulted in a clunky program that felt thrown together. 

There's also a good chance Key & Peele ruined their careers forever with that half-assed opening segment. 

That said, there were a lot of memorable moments during the MTV extravaganza. To wit...

1. Kanye Said WHAT?!?

He referenced Amber Rose. And Taylor Swift. And Ray J! Click above to see what we mean.

2. It's Britney, Bitch!

It's Britney, Bitch!
Britney returned to the VMA stage and it was a delight. She may have been down, but she's finally back. As always, she lip synced her way through her performance, but with such an energetic dance routine, it's kind of obvious why. Who would have thought Britney would ever return to the VMA stage? Not us.

3. Love for Rihanna?

Love for Rihanna?
Drake went all out in his glowing speech about Rihanna when presenting her with an award. "She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22-years-old," Drake admitted, before leaning in for a kiss. Rihanna looked super shy and the two of them hugged it out.

4. Ryan Lochte's Apology

Ryan Lochte's Apology
Jimmy Fallon has always been great when he acts like a celebrity. You can only imagine his delight when he got to act as Ryan Lochte. It was full of zingers. Michael Phelps even enjoyed it. His best moment was when he addressed which video was best. “I couldn’t tell you even if there was a gun to my head."

5. Rihanna's Long Ass Show

Rihanna's Long Ass Show
Rihanna fans were treated to four performances from the superstar. Four is a bit much, but they were all very great performances and she didn't stop to cry half way through. Who knew Rihanna would essentially perform her current tour at the VMAs?

6. Ariana & Nicki's Workout

Ariana & Nicki's Workout
Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj performed their new song at the VMAs. It was pretty crazy, but did they really need to turn it all into a workout? There is such a thing as too far and these two most definitely went there.

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