The end of the saga begins.
Comedian and MTV Video Music Awards Host Kevin Hart tries to settle the beef between Chris Brown and Drake in his opening monologue.
After saying she's happy to have never won the award, herself, Katy Perry introduces the nominees for Best Pop Video.
VMA Host Kevin Hart points out that VMA-winner Calvin Harris will be providing music through the night as the house DJ.
Kevin Hart thinks that rapper 2 Chainz needs to be 3 Chainz and needs to add more odd accessories to his look.
The VMA host, himself, joins NBA all-star Dwight Howard to welcome Mac Miller and Miley Cyrus to the stage.
Pre-show performer Demi Lovato and Brit babe Rita Ora honor their male counterparts by presenting the nominees for Best Male Video.
Stars of the movie "Celeste & Jesse Forever" banter about their feelings and then announce the 2012 VMA nominees for Best Hip-Hop Video.
"HYFR" earns Drake and Lil Wayne the night's award for Best Hip-Hop Video, and Drake dedicates the trophy to any kid who takes the long walk home.
MTV Correspondent Christina Garibaldi readies a hyped crowd for One Direction's upcoming performance.
Rebel Wilson jokes with VMA nominees The Wanted before the band introduces the category of 2012 Best Female Video.
Kevin Hart jokes about how 2 Chainz became famous and then introduces his 2012 VMAs live performance.
After getting a warm welcome from VMA Host Kevin Hart and Internet star PSY, Emma Stone and Ezra Miller call on rock stars Green Day to take the stage.
Robert Pattinson explains how the "Twilight" cast has become a family over the years before presenting an exclusive clip of the series' final installment.
Ke$ha talks to Wiz Khalifa about Amber Rose's pregnancy and then they present the nominees for the 2012 Best New Artist award.
Jim Cantiello says Lil Wayne's stage-dive has made him the most talked-about artist on social media so far in the night, followed closely by Green Day.
The U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team, Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney, introduce Alicia Keys' performance of "Girl On Fire."
Country star Taylor Swift tells MTV correspondent Christina Garibaldi how she's changed since her first VMA performance.
After praising Rebel Wilson for her grooming habits, VMA Host Kevin Hart introduces the nominees for Video Of The Year.
Kevin Hart screams as Rihanna accepts the top award at the 2012 VMAs for her video "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris.
Moonman-collector Taylor Swift takes to the stage to perform her hit single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."