Often, my favorite part of any awards shows is not even the broadcast itself, but the pre-show. I'll never get sick of the hilariously cringeworthy moments that happen before the awards ceremony even kicks off — and, luckily for me, the 2015 MTV VMAs pre-show had many awkward moments that left me laughing and texting my friends to make sure we didn't miss any opportunities to mock and giggle before the main show.
Sure, we were all anxiously waiting for the show itself to start. After all, this year's VMAs host is none other than Miley Cyrus, who, along with Robin Thicke, blessed us with that 2013 performance that we still can't forget. Still, the pre-show was so entertaining that I didn't even keep checking my watch to see how much longer I had to wait until the show itself began. In fact, thanks to all the hilariously awkward moments courtesy of the celebs attending the show, I was sad that it didn't last longer than one hour.
So, though the show is the main attraction, let's stop for a minute and appreciate all the hilariously awkward moments that happened before the VMAs got started:
1. Kelly Osbourne Tells Demi Lovato How Great She Looks "Mentally"
Kelly Osbourne showered Demi Lovato with rightful praise about her appearance and told her she looks better than ever. That all makes sense, because Lovato does indeed look stunning. Then, however, things took a turn for the weird and awkward when Osbourne told her she "looks great mentally." So... apparently that's a thing? How can I tell if I look great mentally?
2. Frankie Grande Photobombing
His outfit also falls into the realm of "super awkward."
3. Rebel Wilson's Wardrobe Malfunction Warning To Miley Cyrus
Rebel seemed concerned that Cyrus' outfit wasn't securely fastened and made repeated mentions about "no nip slips" tonight. (When Wilson hosted the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, she famously wore a costume that looked like she was having a "double nip slip.")
4. When Tori Kelly Was Unimpressed By The Red Carpet Fashion
When she was asked about her favorite red carpet looks, I expected Tori Kelly to give us some names. However, I now assume she was unimpressed by the fashion, because she commented on "all the colors" people were wearing instead of naming any stars who had caught her eye.
5. When Kelly Osbourne Tried Really Hard To Join Taylor's Squad
After premiering Taylor Swift's new video to a cheering crowd, Osbourne awkwardly informed us that she was, uh, in the video... only she was invisible. Sure, Kelly...
6. A Mystery Man Steals The Pre-show
We still don't know who he is, but a bearded mystery man was just popping up all over the place on the red carpet. Who was he? No one knows. (Now, let's all keep our fingers crossed that he shows up onstage during someone's performance or acceptance speech!)
Of course, all of these awkward moments are why we love the pre-show — and why we love the MTV VMAs themselves.