Live From the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Stars from across all genres of music flocked to Los Angeles for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. See who rocked the red carpet and the stage.

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 22, 2014

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Kelly Rowland attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Beyoncé attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Solange Knowles attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Nicki Minaj attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Usher attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Rocsi Diaz attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Jourdan Dunn attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Chanel Iman attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Common attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Michelle Williams attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Marlon Wayans attends Republic Records Official VMA After Party Red Carpet at Project La in Los Angeles, California.

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Jay Pharoah attends the Republic Records Official MTV VMA After-Party at Project La in Los Angeles, California.

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Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Sam Smith performs at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Usher performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox and Taylor Schilling speak onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter onstage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Beyoncé, recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, poses in the press room during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.