Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill on the red carpet at the 2016 MTV VMAs. Source: Getty
No, they're not all couples – just the best red carpet duos we saw at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson
Britney Spears and G-Eazy
Fat Joe and Remy Ma
Alessia Cara and Troye Sivan
Beyonce and Blue Ivy
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill
Stella Maxwell, here with Jeremy Scott, stayed cool in the humid summer heat with a loose pony.
Amber Rose sported a matte red lip.
Holland Roden gave us serious fall makeup vibes.
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy are the cutest red-carpet duo we've ever seen.
Winnie Harlow wore her hair down and curly.
Hailey Baldwin's lob is one of the best cuts of the summer.
Makeup artist Patrick Ta created Joan Smalls' glowy look.
Nicki Minaj opted for minimalist hair and makeup.
Ashley Graham took a page from Kim K's book with slick hair.
Justine Skye wore one of our fave fall trends – fluttery spider lashes.
An oxblood lip like Halsey's was a major VMAs trend.
JoJo is back and with perfect balayage.
Britney's red-carpet makeup was super low-key, perhaps in anticipation of her performance.
Ariana Grande's fringe was in full effect.
Hailee Steinfeld loves to play up her eyes with lots of liner.
Kim Kardashian slayed.
Alessia Cara sported her signature curls.
Alicia Keys has the most perfect skin.
Naomi, that red lip.
Orange is the New Black star Dascha Polanco lined eyes with white liner to make them look even bigger.
Taylor Hill's easy updo is perfect for the relaxed VMAs.
Heidi Klum went super high-fashion with sleek hair and graphic liner.
From her nails to her eyeshadow to her hair, Rita's look was on point.
Swedish pop star Zara Larsson.
Kanye West at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Source: Getty
Missed last night's show? Here's what you need to know.
1. Beyoncé arrives on the red carpet with Blue Ivy, Winnie Harlow and other cast members from the Lemonade visual album, including the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Oscar Grant III, who had all lost their sons to gun violence in the United States.
2. Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill remind everyone that they are really, really cute together.
3. DJ Khaled says "major key" approximately 1,046,890 times.
4. Rihanna does the first of four performances. It's very pink.
5. Drake wins the award for best hip hop video for "Hotline Bling," but is stuck in traffic so Diddy promises to take care of his moon man for him.
6. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj take the stage to perform "Side to Side", prompting all of us all to schedule our spot for spinning class. (Their performance is also very pink.)
7. In honour of the 53rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Had a Dream" speech, Alicia Keys shares a poem. "I still believe in that dream that one day our nation is gonna rise up and finally, finally be completely about the true meaning of this creed that all women and men are created equal," she says.
8. Michael Phelps introduces Future – he's apparently a fan.
9. Rihanna performs for a second time.
10. Kanye West takes the stage for his much-anticipated four minutes to do whatever Kanye West wants to do. He says he is there to introduce his new music video for "Fade" – "But first, I talk." He throws out lines that are destined to caption everyones Instagram posts for the rest of the year, like, "I put Ray J in it bro" (referring to the music video for "Famous"), "I see you Amber" (followed up with: "My wife is a G") and "I love all ya'll, thats why I called her [Taylor Swift]." Read the entire text of his speech, here.
11. The music video for "Fade" is released, featuring an extremely fit singer Teyana Taylor doing a Flashdance-esque routine. (FYI, she just had a kid last year.) She turns into an animal at the end. Classic, Kanye.
12. Rihanna performs for a third time.
13. Nick Jonas performs his song "Bacon" in a diner, with a plate of bacon.
14. While it's supposedly Rihanna's night, Beyoncé performs a medley of basically her entire album.
15. Beyoncé takes home the prize of the night – Video of the Year for "Formation" – and becomes the most awarded artist in MTV VMA history.
16. Britney Spears gets stuck with the unfortunate time slot after Bey. She performs "Make Me" with rapper G-Easy. It's her first time on the VMA stage since 2007.
17. Rihanna performs for a fourth time.
18. Drake presents Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, calling her "a living, breathing legend in our industry," and reminds everyone that he really, really loves her (also that "Pon de Replay" was filmed in a restaurant called Avocado in Toronto). See some of his speech below:
19. Rihanna accepts the award, dodging Drake's really awkward attempt to kiss her. "My success is not my own," she says. "It's my family's, it's my fans, it's my country's, it's the Caribbean as a whole, it's women, it's black women." Watch her complete speech below.
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