6 Things You Didn’t See at the 2018 MTV VMAs

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The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards lit up Radio City Music Hall on Monday night, ushering in performances from Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes and more.

While fans were treated to some epic shade, awkward instances, and exciting reunions, there were still plenty of unseen moments that didn't make it to air. Turns out, The Hills reunion wasn’t the only reality star collaboration of the night, and Nicki Minaj can throw shade even when the cameras aren’t on her.

Luckily, ET was there to capture the “aww”-worthy tidbits, subtle drama, and funny asides that viewers at home didn’t see.

Here were some of the best moments that weren't captured on camera:

1. Ariana Grande’s Adorable Fan Club

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Not only did Grande and Pete Davidson make their red carpet debut at the VMAs, but the newly engaged couple were by each other’s sides throughout the night. No, the Saturday Night Live star didn’t join his future bride on stage for her performance of “God Is A Woman,” but you’d better believe he was close by, cheering her on backstage.

Davidson stood with Grande’s brother, Frankie Grande, and his own mom, Amy Davidson, as they supported the Sweetener singer from the sidelines. The 24-year-old comedian even waved and gave his girl a thumbs up at the end of her epic performance.

2. Reality Royalty

Nicky Hilton and Stephanie Pratt were spotted snapping selfies together in the bathroom after Pratt helped to announce the new Hills reboot. We wouldn’t hate it if Nicky and her Simple Life star sister, Paris, made a cameo!

3. Panic! for the Drinks

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A lot of attendees missed Panic! At the Disco’s performance because right when the band came on stage, the bar reopened. Whoops!

4. Steven Tyler Is All About Aretha Franklin

As the Queen of Soul's song, “Respect,” started blasting, the Aerosmith frontman was seen walking through the audience and into the lobby singing the classic tune at the top of his lungs. Can you blame him?

5. Queen of Shade Throws More

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Minaj was definitely leading the Shade Train at the VMAs. At the end of Mendes' performance, the rapper was spotted rolling her eyes.

6. Proud Bae-Rod

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Alex Rodriguez obviously couldn’t get enough of Lopez during her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard performance and subsequent award. Not only did he have his phone out filming (like it wasn’t televised), he also mouthed, “I love you,” after J.Lo gave him a shout out in her speech.

Those aren't the only notable instances from the big show. For some of the best, worst, weirdest, and shadiest moments from this year’s VMAs, watch the clip below:

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