Live From the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

Stars from across all genres of music flocked to Brooklyn for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. See who rocked the red carpet and the stage.

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 24, 2013

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Ciara attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Justin Timberlake performs onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Rihanna and Will Smith attend the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Kevin Hart speaks to the audience during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Chanel Iman attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Jennifer Hudson attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Joan Smalls attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Kanye West performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Willow Smith and Jaden Smith attend the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton attend the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Rocsi Diaz attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Ashanti attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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