8 Glorious Moments Brought to You by the VMA Audience Cam

Ariana Grande was all of us during Beyoncé's performance.

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God bless the VMAs audience cam. Without its roaming eye keeping tabs on the crowd, we would have missed so many glorious candid glimpses of celebrities (opens in new tab) taking selfies, group hugs, and general schmoozing. Here's nine of the greatest from this year's VMAs. 

1. Ariana Grande was attacked by confetti, and styled it out like a champ.

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2. Kanye made everybody get up on their feet for Rihanna's first song (like why did they need persuading in the first place?)

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3. The Final Five, last seen being adorable with Beyoncé up on stage, had a group hug with Kim Kardashian…

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4. And gymnast Laurie Hernandez grabbed a selfie with Kanye.

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5. Kim casually snapped during performances.

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6. Naomi Campbell watched (and recorded) Rihanna's Video Vanguard speech like a proud parent.

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7. Alicia Keys tapped Kanye on the shoulder to congratulate him post-speech.

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8. And Ariana Grande was all of us during Beyoncé's performance. (That's her on the far right, FYI.)

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Right there with you, Ari. 

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Now, relive some moments by re-watching MTV's Behind-the-Scenes Facebook Live:

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Emma Dibdin
Emma Dibdin

Emma Dibdin is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles who writes about culture, mental health, and true crime. She loves owls, hates cilantro, and can find the queer subtext in literally anything.