Inside the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

The world's most controversial music awards ceremony has not disappointed with Hollywood's finest out in full force!
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Beyonce Knowles and Blue Ivy

The world’s most controversial music awards ceremony has not disappointed with Hollywood’s finest out in full force!

It’s the awards show that brought us THAT kiss between Madonna and Britney, the Kanye West and Taylor Swift feud and Miley’s foam finger that is forever etched in our memory.

So, naturally we’re expecting big things from this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, which are being held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The world awaits Britney Spears’ epic return to the stage as she gears up to perform her new single, Make Me. It marks the pop princess’ first performance at the iconic ceremony in nine years.

Meanwhile Beyonce, who has a whopping 11 nominations this evening, shut down the red carpet as she arrived with a very special date – her daughter, Blue Ivy.

All eyes will be on Kanye West, who has been given four minutes of free reign on the VMAs stage. Can he possibly top last year’s open mic moment, when he announced he wants to run for presidency in 2020? Only time will tell!

Click through the gallery to check out all the glamour, goss, shocks and frocks from the night!

Drake professed his undying love for on-again-off-again flame, Rihanna, as he presented her with the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,” the Canadian-born rapper confessed. Following his heartfelt speech, the pair shared a lingering side-kiss on the cheek.

Beyonce was in fine form as she sung a mash-up of her most popular hits from her latest offering, Lemonade.

Bey took home Best Video for Formation.

During her speech, Bey thanked her daughter and husband Jay Z.

And as usual, the icon embodied fierce!

The last time Brit performed at the VMAs was in 2007. And on Sunday night, she was back with a bang!

Kim and Kanye are in the house! Despite missing his rehearsals for the show, Yeezy was given a whole four minutes to preach at this year’s VMAs.

These guys look SO in love!

Kimye certainly aren’t novices when it comes to working a red carpet! The reality star proudly showcased her curvaceous bod in a figure-hugging, sheer black dress, while her dark locks sported the wet look.

Beyonce brought along a VERY special date – her daughter, Blue Ivy!

Angelic! The 34-year-old donned angel wings while Blue Ivy looked adorable in a peach tutu. WATCH: The mother-daughter duo slay the red carpet. Gallery continues after the video!

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Beyonce and Blue Ivy walk the red carpet at the VMAs

Queen Bey opted for a dramatic mint green, feathered ensemble.

The woman of the night, Miss Britney Spears, cut a stunning figure in a black cut-out dress.

Brit and rapper G-Eazy strike a pose. WATCH: Britney Spears’ best moments. Gallery continues after the video!

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Best of Britney

Catfish star Nev Schulman’s fiancee Laura Perlongo had one of the most daring outfits of the night! The pregnant beauty let her baby bump sit front and centre in an open jacket with nothing underneath. Bonus points for braveness.

Supermodel Heidi Klum flashed her svelte legs in an embellished backless number.

Heidi and Nick Cannon joke about.

Mariah Carey’s ex snapped selfies with fans.

Fresh from her Olympic glory, gymnast Simone Biles stepped out in a flapper-inspired dress. The gold medalist recently revealed, “I have planned tomorrow at the VMAs to meet Kim Kardashian, and then I’m gonna send her daughter some [leotards].”

Aww! Swimming champ Michael Phelps planted a loving kiss on fiancee Nicole Johnson forehead.

Amber Rose made sure all eyes were on her in a plunging black suit.

Blonde bombshell Hailey Baldwin kept things classic in a sexy jumpsuit.

Nicki Minaj and rapper Meek Mill put on an amorous display of affection.

Hailee Steinfeld delivered a refreshing pop of colour in this ensemble.

Nick Jonas was unmissable a zig-zag print bomber jacket.

Snooki sparkled from head to toe.

Jaden Smith rocked his trademark edgy style.

Australia’s hottest star, Troye Sivan, delivered a killer performance at the show.

“Guys no lie I think today might be one of the FUNNEST days of my life,” the 21-year-old tweeted ahead of his performance.

Ariana Grande flashed her toned tum in a chic off-the-shoulder top.

Naomi Campbell worked a flirty green frock while her long locks were worn poker-straight.

A make-up free Alicia Keys glowed as she walked the red carpet with her partner Swizz Beatz.

Off with a bang! Rihanna, who is this recipient of this year’s Vanguard Award, kicked off proceedings with a lively performance.

The singer will be taking to the stage THREE times to sing!

Ariana Grande delighted fans as she took to the stage.

The singer was joined by Nicki Minaj.

The world’s most decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps, presented at the star-studded bash. The father-of-one also revealed that Future’s music helped inspire him at Rio.

Natural beauty, Alicia Keys, owned the stage!

Mission accomplished! Simone Biles got to meet her idol, Kim Kardashian.

Say cheese! Simone and her pals got snap happy with the reality star.

But it was Alicia Keys who got Kimmy pumped!

Kanye West’s speech didn’t disappoint! The father-of-two addressed his feud with Taylor Swift and gave his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose a shout-out. WATCH: Kanye West’s speech in the next slide. Gallery continues after the video!

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Kanye West hits out at Taylor Swift

When you’re Britney Spears, you’re allowed several costume changes!

New besties Heidi Klum and Nick Cannon hang out backstage.

Showstopper! Naomi Campbell was a model presenter. See inside the star-studded night in the next slide!

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Everything you need to know about the 2016 VMAs

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