I have to say that, this year, there was more than enough going on during the VMAs to keep any viewer happy. Who had time for Twitter feeds and backstage feuds when there were free album announcements and Justin Bieber levitating and Kanye West announcing his run for presidency? Seriously, we all had enough to contend with during the actual show itself. But still, there were some pretty classic VMAs moments that happened off-camera that really just accentuated all of the wonderfulness happening on stage. Because what would the VMAs be without all of the actions and reactions of the stars attending? Think of these moments like a wonderful seasoning on top of an already crazy good meal. Sure, you could live without it, but it really wouldn't be the same experience if you didn't know what exactly was happening when you weren't looking.
So, even though the VMAs were enough to satisfy anyone’s entertainment palette, there were some pretty choice moments that happened behind-the-scenes that made the night even more colorful and more insane than it already was. And, just in case you were too busy watching the actual show — I mean, really, who wasn’t? — here is a list of all of the moments you missed from the 2015 MTV VMAs.
Billy Ray Cyrus Being Blown Away By Miley’s Performance
Either that or he was completely unmoved by it. I can’t tell what that lean back means with those aviators on.
This Guy Behind Kanye West, Sipping His Drink
The question on everyone’s mind: Did he ever finish it?
This Guy Next To Kim
Pretending like he is part of the Kardashian Klan. No, sir. You are not.
Nicki’s Post-Feud Tweet
After calling Miley Cyrus out on talking about her to the press, Minaj went backstage and tweeted, “Lmfaooooooooooooo” with a lot of heart-eyed emojis, making fans wonder if the “feud” was really a big joke or if Minaj was just totally amused by it.
Janet Mock LOLing At Kanye’s Speech (And Oprah Texting Her)
If you were confounded by Kanye’s acceptance speech, you weren’t the only one. The model was all kinds of amused by it and said so on Twitter. To which Oprah mysteriously replied that she had just texted her about it. Man, what I wouldn’t have given to be in on that group text.
Kim K Photobombing Miley’s Selfie
Kim K ran from her seat, guys, just to get in on this selfie action. You know the girl can't resist a selfie.
Kylie Jenner and Tyga Being A Couple
They may not have shown up together, but they definitely coupled it up in the audience together.
Willow Smith and Jared Leto Hugging
It took me, like, a good thirty seconds to realize this kind of does make sense. The two are Suicide Squad co-stars. But still. The pairing is an odd one.
Jaden Smith Totally Feeling Kanye’s Acceptance Speech
Something tells me he will be the first one in line to vote for West in 2020.
Miley Being The Black Sheep Of Her Family
Billy Ray Cyrus posted this picture as a proud papa, but I just can’t get enough of the contrast between their wholesome, down-home country style, and Miley rocking the heck out of an outfit that is, well, the exact opposite of down-home country style.
So, there you have it. All of the moments you missed when you were too busy having your mind blown by what was actually happening on stage at the VMAs. As if you needed any more insanity on this Monday morning.