LOS ANGELES — There was so much action on the 2011 VMA black-carpet pre-show it was hard to keep track. But along with all the stuff you did see, there was a whole lot you didn't get to see, which is why we kept an eye on everything that was going on behind-the-scenes too.
» Beyoncé blew minds not just by being her regal self, but by touching her clearly pregnant belly and letting slip to the paparazzi in the glittering photo pit that she had an "announcement" to make during the big show.
» When LMFAO set off a really loud party popper while talking to Kreayshawn, we all jumped a little bit.
» Always up for a party, the boys from MTV's "The Buried Life" were scrambling to make it down the carpet in their heels. Oh, did we mention that they were in full drag as part of the latest item on their bucket list? Their glittering cocktail dresses were a sight, though once the camera lights went off, they couldn't stress enough how hard it was to walk in towering heels. Also, they were sweating ... a lot.
» Before all the drama, Kreayshawn was feeling giddy after her first stroll down a VMA red carpet. "They kept saying, 'Turn this way, turn this way,'" she said wide-eyed after running the gauntlet in the paparazzi pit, where her spangly Minnie Mouse minidress was lit up by the flashes of the hordes of snappers.
» And the hits kept on coming, including Rebecca "Friday" Black rocking the teeniest, tiniest black satin suit with hot pants, and Wiz Khalifa dressed way down for the night, wearing sagging gray jeans, a Steelers hat and a white wifebeater, while love Amber Rose was summer fresh in a short white jumpsuit. Lil Twist's towering high-top fade? Nothing lil' about it!
» Best chain ever. LMFAO's SkyBlu had a plastic medallion that read @skysnuts in Swarovski crystals.
» Paul Rudd fist-pumped a fan in the crowd. Literally, just clarifying because sometimes fist pumping sounds dirty, you know?
» Talk about awkward, Rebecca Black hopped up to speak to Kreayshawn with Beau from MTV's "Awkward." And things went pretty, pretty well, actually.
» Talk about a red-carpet massacre: VMA pre-show opening act Cobra Starship, Pete Wentz, Mindless Self Behavior, Flo Rida, JC Chasez and yeesh, the cast of "Teen Wolf" all came crashing through the rope line at the same time, creating a kind of beautiful car crash of pretty flesh and great teeth.
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