Never thought we'd say this, but Rita Ora gave us life on the carpet. And was pretty much the only one to do so. Outside the Brooklyn Barclays Center in front of MTV's Brooklyn Bridge replica, the "R.I.P." singer hit the carpet in this striking Alexandre Vauthier Couture ensemble.
The look was complete with a sequin long sleeved deep plunging top, a folded over black & white waist and a dramatic feather skirt with an exaggerated train and a slit up to the whoohah. But she pulled it off fabulously, esp. with the short blonde bob and black & gold ankle strap Louboutins.
Yep, loving it. Something we would actually expect from Rihanna, who showed up in jeans and a tee.
She strutted through the Barclays center after jetting through the red carpet in an MC Lyte "Gotta Get A Ruff Neck" tee, her own Rihanna for River Island jeans, and a Lynn Ban diamond cuff.
Ashanti popped up in her signature high slit curve hugging gown by Michael Castillo paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.. This seafoam green look is all the rage for the season.
And she pulls it off nicely.
The Smith kids made their way to the red carpet after been driven there with dad Will. Willow kept it trendy in denim G-Star overalls paired with a vintage ‘The Runaways’ tee and Givenchy ‘Shark Lock’ wedge booties. Must be nice to be wearing Givenchy before you even hit your teenage years.
Her big brother Jaden rocked a simple Alexander Wang black tee, his own MSFTSrep’s signature jogging pants and Nike sneakers.
Big Sean and girlfriend Naya Rivera showed up in all black. Naya rocked a vintage Paco Rabanne cut out dress for a sleek look. And Sean looked like he was playing dress up in his uncle's clothes, as usual.
Danity Kane made their "big comeback" announcement. The girl group made their first official appearance together and confirmed they are doing this WITHOUT Diddy....
Jennifer Hudson looked fabulous in this Christian Dior number, composed of a houndstooth corset and a pencil skirt with a draped embellishment at the waist. Sexy.
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton, in a sleek black Lever Couture Fall 2011 gown and heels, made their way to the carpet looking like a couple who just gets it in all the time. The parents of little Julian showed up looking hot as Robin was on the slate to perform his hit song "Blurred Lines."
No word on whether Paula tapped Miley on her shoulder backstage about all that twerking she did on her husband's privates....
Kendrick Lamar hit the carpet before performing with "Give It To You" with Robin Thicke.
Ciara and her man Future, in a patchwork Alexander McQueen suit, kept it hot on the carpet, even though we've seen CiCi's Givenchy Couture gown on Beyonce back at the 2012 MET Ball. You can decide who rocked it best HERE, and peep the rest of her modelesque pics below:
Fox Boogie Brown repped for BK as she hit the carpet in....a busty dress. Oh Fox....
TLC's Chilli & T-Boz showed up still looking like they could have hit the stage harder than most:
Loved seeing them.
And the TLC ladies were there to introduce Drake before his performance. Dude has that pursed look down to a tee doesn't he?
Wiz Khalifa flew solo without his new wife Amber Rose. He seemed higher than a kite on that carpet.
Busta posed it up with opening act Lady Gaga. This colorful ass SLEEVELESS jacket though...
Rocsi Diaz hit the red carpet to do some hosting duties for "Entertainment Tonight." Loving this colorful strapless dress.
2 Chainz, in head to toe Versace, decided to do his fave print all over for the VMAs. He booked it out of jail in time to hit the stage with Robin Thicke & Kendrick Lamar tonight.
Cutie Jordin Sparks kept it conservatively sexy in this off white pencil skirt and crop top number. Loves it.
MTV's "Guy Code" star Lil Duval made a comedic appearance on the carpet.
Rapper Travis Scott looked a damn mess. Not totally convinced he knew where he was...or what he was doing.
That guy A$AP Rocky was trying to tongue down his date & girlfriend, Chanel Iman, on the carpet.
And Disney cutie CoCo Jones made a fun and fresh appearance on the carpet.