Best and Worst: 2012 MTV VMAs with Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, One Direction
How did Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart, the 'Breaking Dawn' cast fare?
Best: Rihanna, at the beginning and end
Rihanna started this night with "Cockiness" with A$AP Rock and her immensely popular "We Found Love" with Calvin Harris, and nearly ended it with her Video Of The Year win for that latter tune. The new pixie 'do is working, she seemed cool and confident, and even though her remixed track was a little clunky, she still worked her performances and speech in sight and sound. She even had an end zone dance as Kevin Hart screamed like a little girl.
- Katie Hasty