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Best and Worst of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

VMAs featured appearances by Rihanna, One Direction, Pink, Frank Ocean, Kevin Hart...

Best and Worst of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards
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The MTV Video Music Awards were quick and easy this year: no stage-crashers except for the audience. No drama from Chris Brown, Drake, Rihanna or their crews.

Peace and love between artists abounded, from Young Money repping for each other, to Rihanna and Katy Perry hanging out to (most of the) "Twilight" crew presenting for one last time. No drama also means the show had is slow and vanilla moments, including some from One Direction, Alicia Keys, Kevin Hart and others.

Check out HitFix's thoughts on the VMAs on best and worst in show. Did Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" win your heart over or break it? How did Green Day fare up against younger acts like 2 Chainz and Frank Ocean?

The 2012 MTV VMAs were broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles with Kevin Hart hosting. Check out the VMAs winners here.

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Katie Hasty
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After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.
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