From well-known biffles like Katy Perry and Rihanna to more unlikely pairings like Miley Cyrus and Tokio Hotel, the MTV Video Music Awards is where friendships bloom. And whether or not you ship Saylor (Selena Gomez + Taylor Swift) or Rihoncé (Rihanna + Beyoncé), these VMA BFFs of yesteryear will have you pining for a celebrity match-up of your very own.
1.) STFU! It’s Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift in 2013.
2.) Beyoncé was sharing Rihanna’s umbrella-ella-ella-ay-ay-ay in 2007.
3.) Miley Cyrus checked into Tokio Hotel in 2008.
4.) Katy Perry and Rihanna, hanging out without you since 2012.
5.) Kanye West and Jay Z took a dip in the bro-cean in 2004…
…and again in 2011.
6.) Why did One Direction bond with Lady Gaga in 2013? IDK, she’s just got that “One Thing.”
7.) This Christina Aguilera and T.I. moment from 2006 definitely rubs me in the right way.
8.) The “Jersey Shore” Cast (seen here 2012) would catch a grenade for one another.
9.) Hey, Rita Ora and A$AP Rocky in 2012!
10.) Ed Sheeran and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis has a nice ring to it. Here they are in 2013.
11.) Hayden Panettiere hangs with Chris Brown at the 2007 VMAs.
12.) Britney Spears swapped stories of pop domination with the Jonas Brothers in 2008.
13.) Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera teamed up to introduce Whitney Houston in 2000. Legendary!