What sets the MTV Video Music Awards apart from other award shows is the expectation of the unexpected. Think Kanye West stealing Taylor Swift's spotlight; Madonna, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera's three-way kiss; Miley Cyrus twerking on Robin Thicke (and the WTF audience reactions); the list goes on and on. The pop stars can have their Moonmen - we want our water-cooler moments. And this year's ceremony did not disappoint.
We'll be drunk off of Beyonce's incredible mini concert for a while. Seriously, MTV should rename the show the BeyMAs! And how cute was Blue Ivy watching her mom perform while sitting in the audience on daddy Jay Z's lap? See the rest of the buzzworthy surprises below.