Live From the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Stars from across all genres of music flocked to Los Angeles for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. See who rocked the red carpet and the stage.

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 30, 2015

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Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  

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Actor O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Ice Cube speak onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.  

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A$AP Rocky and Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots perform onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Kanye West accepts the Video Vanguard Award onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Pharrell Williams performs on the Pepsi Stage, during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, at The Orpheum Theatre on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  

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Jussie Smollett and Serayah speak onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, and Melle Mel perform on the Pepsi Stage, during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

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The Weeknd performs at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

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Kanye West, Big Sean and John Legend accept the Video with a Social Message award for "One Man Can Change The World" onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Bruno Mars and  Mark Ronson accept Best Male Video award for "Uptown Funk" during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. 

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Nicki Minaj accepts her moonman during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. 

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Ciara attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Gabourey Sidibe attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Nicki Minaj attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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The Weeknd poses in the press room during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Jussie Smollett attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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FKA twigs attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Serayah attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Miguel attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Zuri Hall attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Kat Graham attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Wale attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Big Sean attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Amber Rose and Blac Chyna attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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O'Shea Jackson Jr. attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  

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Rachel Smith attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Vic Mensa attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Charlamagne Tha God attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Kel Mitchell attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.