13 Awkward 2015 MTV VMAs Moments That Made This Show One Of The Best In History

I’m just going to admit it up front: Going into this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, I was anticipating a pretty awkward show. I don't mean this in a bad way, of course — awkward moments are one of the best parts of any awards show, the MTV VMAs included. Luckily, the 2015 MTV VMAs delivered awkward moments galore — like, so awkward that I had to hide my eyes a couple times and briefly wondered if it were possible to laugh too hard.

Were you really expecting any differently, though? Put a ton of celebrities into any room in a live television setting, and things are bound to get a little awkward. Like, for one, I know I was stoked to see whether or not Cyrus would show up in some bizarre outfit that looked like Hannah Montana Redux. (Although, let’s be real, that would have been straight up awesome, not awkward.)

But no matter what you were thinking the show would be like ahead of time, these 15 moments delivered even more awkwardness than even I could have dreamed of. So sit back, grab a bowl of popcorn that you actually can eat (OK, fine, that's a Movie Awards reference, but give me a break), and enjoy this list of the most awkward moments from the 2015 MTV VMAs.

When Miley Said She Wasn't Qualified To Host


When Miley Told Justin She Likes His Swoop

In the middle of her opening monologue. Justin did not look pleased.

Miley's Shout Out To Her Dad

It reminded me way too much of high school, when your parents would make an appearance at the party you were throwing in their basement. The fact that she was talking about pot the entire night made it even worse.

All Of The Times That Miley Swore

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She made those editors work.

Jared Leto Asking The Audience If They're Ready To Get Sexy

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It was super creepy, but I don't care — because yes, Jordan Catalano, I am.

When Nicki Minaj Called Out Miley

I'm not sure if it was a joke or not (and neither is Twitter), but when Nicki turned it over to Miley at the end of her acceptance speech and called her out for talking about her in the press, it was more than a little awkies.

When Kanye Almost Got Up When Taylor Won

I don't know if it was a joke or more like a cringe, but the camera caught Kanye and Kim cracking up when Taylor won Best Female Video over Beyoncé.

When Hailee Steinfeld Missed Her Cue

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And then had to say her line twice. That's, like, straight out of an anxiety dream.

When Everyone Joked About Justin Bieber — And Then His Performance Was The Best Thing From The Entire Night


Now you totally love Justin Bieber, too, don't you?

Miley Cyrus Calling Snoop "Mammy"

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Was it in reference to him or to her actual grandmother? Either way, it was super awkies and ignited one of the hottest Twitter debates of the night.

When The Audience Booed During Kanye's Speech

Not cool, guys. Not cool.

Kim And Taylor Side-Hugging During Kanye's Acceptance Speech

I just can't with this.

When Miley Flashed The Cameras

She was wrestling with her mic, OK guys? It was a total accident. But, yeah. That totally took the cake.

I don't know if I've ever seen so many awkward moments in a single award show, but man am I thankful for every single one of them. They totally made my night.

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