7 Behind-the-Scenes 2016 MTV VMAs Moments Viewers Missed From the Broadcast
By Rachel McRady
Didn’t score an invite to Madison Square Garden on Sunday night? No problem! The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards aired live for all to see. But there were some behind-the-scenes moments that TV viewers missed.
Luckily, ET attended the event and kept a close watch on your favorite stars from Beyonce to Britney! Here are 7 unseen moments from the VMAs:
1. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Were the VMAs Prom King and Queen
From the moment they sat down, the A-list couple was quickly swarmed by fans, snapping selfies and chatting with the crowd that gathered around their seats. They were also the only stars with a visible security detail. Yeezy later forced everyone in his section to stand up and cheer for Rihanna after her epic opening performance.
When Olympian Michael Phelps took to the stage the crowd loudly chanted “USA, USA, USA!” Phelps also had a memorable moment when he took out his phone to film or snap pics of Jimmy Fallon poking fun at Olympian Ryan Lochte. The crowd didn't know quite know how to take it, gasping when the late-night host mentioned having a "gun to his head."
3. Kim Kardashian Stuck to Her Diet
While looking fierce and sexy in her sheer mini-dress, Kim refused all drinks being offered to her in favor of #AtkinsBody.
4. Taylor Swift Fans Were Present Though She Was Not
Though the “Blank Space” singer skipped this year’s show, her band of loyal followers definitely still had a presence. They booed Kanye West when he took the stage to give his speech, directly mentioning Swift. Audible chants of Taylor’s name could be heard through the arena as he spoke. Kanye turned and smiled when someone shouted, “I made that b**ch famous!” and had a more serious face when another person shouted, “Kanye for president!”
5. Rihanna Didn't Hide Her Affection for Drake
RiRi may have given an eye roll when Drake told the crowd he has been in love with her since he was 22, but when the cameras and bright lights were off of them she leaned in for a sweet embrace and the two shared another kiss. Plus, check out the adorable BTS moment below!
In addition to snubbing his co-writer and ex, Taylor Swift, in his speech, the Scottish DJ also got some flack for not bothering to show up to the show. As his pre-taped acceptance aired, the crowd booed Harris for not his absence.