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.

1. Nicki Minaj showed Miley Cyrus how twerking is really done...

And had a wardrobe malfunction when she couldn't get her dress to close for her performance with Jessie J and Ariana Grande because, well, that ass

2. Katy Perry and rumored beau Riff Raff kept everyone guessing by showing up in matching denim, a throwback to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's 2001 American Music Awards looks when they were pop music's reigning couple

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3. Miley returned the shade and looked unamused during Taylor Swift's performance

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4. Speaking of Taylor, the girl got her dance on in the audience per usual...and it looked like she was under the influence of BFF Lorde

5. Ariana Grande and Big Sean sorta officially came out as a couple by holding hands backstage

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6. Miley let a homeless man accept her Video of the Year Award to bring awareness to an important issue facing today's youth

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Touching! But nothing can make us forget her raunchy performance from last year's show

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7. Last but not least, Blue Ivy showed the world how she woke up the most envied kid alive by mimicking her mom's "flawless" dance move on daddy Jay Z's lap, and next to pregnant auntie Kelly Rowland. It was her second appearance at the VMAs.

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The first was on stage in 2011 in her mommy's stomach. Too cute!

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Ladies and gentlemen, we present "the greatest entertainer in the world," according to husband Jay Z...and the rest of mankind. Are the haters silenced yet?

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