Stars graced the red carpet and the stage at this year's MTV VMAs hosted by Kevin Hart -in Los Angeles, California, Thursday, 09/06/12 -who was pretty funny. He touched on everything from the Kristen Stewart cheating scandal, to the Chris Brown/Drake fight and Frank Ocean's bisexual revelation.
The night was jammed packed with awards and performances. Alicia Keys performed "Girl On Fire" for the first time. Alicia was joined on stage by Gabrielle Douglas and Nicki Minaj. Mrs. Beatz put on one soulful performance, as her hubby Swizz and son Egypt, cheered her on. Her vocals were in top form. Gabby, who is a girl on fire, came out during the performance for a short routine. And Nicki performed her "Girl on Fire" verse. Sweet.
Frank Ocean made his triumphant debut on the VMA stage with a very sexy and soulful performance of his single, "Thinkin Bout You". Frank's voice was stellar. What a future he's going to have. Be sure to pick up a copy of his debut album, "Channel Orange".
Also making his VMA debut was 2 Chainz who performed with Lil Wayne. 2 Chainz gave a pretty solid performance. Rihanna opened with a remix of "Cockiness" featuring ASAP Rocky, who got pretty frisky with Rih at the end. A performance that really surprised me was Taylor Swift who performed her song, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Taylor commanded the stage and gave a pretty good performance. Her vocals were really good and so was her overall performance.
Check out all the performances below.