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T-Boz reunites with Will Smith backstage at the VMAs. She shared that it had been years since she'd seen Smith.
2 of 14 Jennifer Hudson/ Instagram
Jennifer Hudson strikes several fierce poses backstage at the VMAs.
3 of 14 Justin Timberlake/ Instagram
The man of the night, Justin Timberlake, shared this backstage picture of himself starring in awe at his Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
4 of 14 Kevin Hart/ Instagram
Kevin Hart took a break from turning up to pose for a picture in the elevator at the VMAs. To be clear, he was NOT the host.
5 of 14 Chanel Iman/ Instagram
“The night is young," wrote Chanel Iman as she hung out with fellow young superstars Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.
6 of 14 Ciara/ Instagram
How cute are Willow Smith and Ciara backstage at the VMAs?
7 of 14 Emeli Sande/ Instagram
British songbird Emeli Sande posted this picture of herself from the VMAs saying she’ll never forget her first time at the awards show.
8 of 14 Robin Thicke/ Instagram
Robin Thicke shared this backstage photo after his provocative performance captioned, “That was dope. Shout out to @MileyCyrus”
9 of 14 Rocsi Diaz/ Instagram
Rocsi Diaz and Drake pose at a VMA after party.
10 of 14 Tionna Smalls/ Instagram
Tionna Smalls paid tribute to Trayvon Martin on the VMA red carpet by wearing a hooded black dress.
11 of 14 Lil Duval/ Instagram
Lil Duval stops to take pictures with fans on the red carpet. And yes, he called-out the male photo bomber behind them.
12 of 14 Macklemore/ Instagram
Rapper Macklemore shared this behind the scenes photo of fellow performers Kanye West and Lady Gaga’s mic packs.
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Fashion lover Pharrell gives followers a close-up of his accessories for the VMAs.
14 of 14 Rihanna/ Instagram
Rihanna shared a pic of her custom VMA pillowcases the night before the big show.
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