2014 MTV VMAs: Best Moments

The biggest and most outrageous moments from the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Jay-Z (c.) and daughter Blue Ivy Carter (l.) present the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Beyonce (r.) onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Click through for more pics of the best moments from the ceremony.
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Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox and Taylor Schilling of "Orange Is the New Black" present at the MTV Video Music Awards
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Ariana Grande performs "Break Free" as part of the opening number at the 2014 MTV VMAs.
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Usher performs "She Came to Give It to You"
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Nicki Minaj performs her single "Anaconda" as part of the MTV VMA opening number.
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Taylor Swift performs "Shake It Off" during the MTV Video Music Awards
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"Dumb and Dumber To" stars Jim Carrey, left, and Jeff Daniels present the award for Best Pop Video
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My Friend's Place representative Jesse (l.) accepts Video of the Year (on behalf of Miley Cyrus) for "Wrecking Ball" from "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon.
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Lorde accepts the award for Best Rock Video
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Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani present.
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5 Seconds of Summer perform performs "Amnesia"
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Nominee Sam Smith performs his hit "Stay With Me."
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Video of the Year winner Miley Cyrus and Jesse (l.), who accepted the award for the singer.
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Presenter Jennifer Lopez
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Rapper Common on stage to deliver a stirring speech about the unfolding events in Ferguson. “Every one of our lives matters. Hip-hop has always been about truth, and has been a powerful instrument of social change.”
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Presenters Jason Derulo and Demi Lovato
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Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora perform "Black Widow"
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"SNL" player Ray Pharoah does his best Jay Z impersonation.
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Beyonce performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.
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