The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are so close I can almost see Ariana Grande’s flawless ponytail. And while I can’t wait to see her perform “Bang Bang” live for the first time with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J, I have to pay homage first to the incredible performances that went down last year. Considering it’s Thursday, and considering I love a good #TBT, let’s look at last year’s VMAs in the best, most fun way possible — in GIFs!
Lady Gaga had a ’Applause’ costume-change extravaganza.
Taylor Swift used her ’I Knew You Were Trouble’ acceptance for a dis.
“I also wanna thank the person who inspired this song, who knows exactly who he is, because now I got one of these!” – TSwizz
Drake got lovey with ’Just Hold On We’re Going Home.’
Justin Timberlake accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Grimes and Rachel Antonoff got to check out celeb style.
Bruno Mars bang-banged on his chest ’Gorilla.’
One Direction excitedly presented Selena Gomez with Best Pop Video.
And they won Best Song of the Summer!
Jimmy Fallon pointed a lot.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed ’Same Love’ With Mary Lambert.
And Ray Dalton gave Ryan a bear hug when they won.
Taylor danced like this.
2 Chainz helped Robin Thicke out with ’Give it to U.’
Daft Punk surprised us with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.
Katy Perry closed out the show with ’Roar.’
Oh yeah, and this: