These 2016 VMAs Memes & Jokes Mock Everyone From Taylor Swift To... Mostly Taylor Swift

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 10: Singer Taylor Swift attends the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
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The MTV Video Music Awards are often rife with the kind of iconic pop culture moments that people still talk about years later. (One needs only to mention Kanye West and Taylor Swift in the same breath to remember that that feud famously kicked off with the mic grab seen 'round the world at the 2009 VMAs.) And, thanks to the rapid-fire pace of social media, these types of moments immediately gain a second life — literally while they are happening or just milliseconds later — in the form of memes and highly retweeted Twitter jokes. And of course, the Internet delivered the 2016 VMAs memes and jokes, turning everything from Beyoncé to Taylor Swift (who, BTW, wasn't even there) into the type of viral content that quickly zips its way through cyberspace and earns a place in hearts forever. Remember, folks: The Internet never forgets.

T. Swift may not have even been in attendance on the white carpet, but she certainly was one of the most meme-able celebs at the VMAs. From the comparison of her squad to Beyoncé's (Bey's > Taylor's TBH) to the many, many superimposed images of her face on a snake (sorry, Tay), check out some memes of the 2016 VMAs:

Snakes On A Stage

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This is a popular meme theme.

Squad Upgrade

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/BuzzFeed/status/770034504387928070]

Bey came to play.

Kanye's Shocking Appearance

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/esquire/status/770058301648273420]
Happy Kanye???

Drake's Traffic Woes

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Stars, they're just like us.

Beyonce's Killer Performance

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They don't call her queen for nothing.

Drake's Rihanna Confession

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Keep giving us these iconic moments, VMAs. Never change.

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