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Lady Gaga and Kermit during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Lady Gaga and Kermit during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Michael Jackson is seen on the video screen during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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A thrilling tribute to Michael Jackson opens the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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A group of smooth criminals pay tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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The stunning tribute to Michael Jackson opens the show at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Katy Perry and Joe Perry perform "We Will Rock You" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Russell Brand takes the stage as Katy Perry performs "We Will Rock You" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Russell Brand on stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Russell Brand takes the stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Russell Brand rocks a T-Pain-style top-hat on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Taylor Swift enjoys moment of calm before the storm, accepting the Best Female Video Award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Taylor Swift's microphone belongs to Kanye West at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Kanye West welcomes Taylor Swift to heartbreak at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Kanye West pumps the brakes on Taylor Swift's Best Female Video Award acceptance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Kanye West hijacks Taylor Swift's acceptance of the Best Female Video Award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Kanye West shrugs off the boo's as Taylor Swift looks on at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Taylor Swift on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Taylor Swift on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Taylor Swift and Shakira on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Leighton Meester and Jack Black on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Leighton Meester has tickets to Jack Black's prosthetic gun show at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Green Day walk softly and carry a big axe while accepting the Best Rock Video Award for "21 Guns" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Taylor Swift might have just had the happiest subway ride of all-time at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Taylor Swift seems pretty pumped after a short subway ride, performing "You Belong To Me" outside of Radio City Music Hall at the 2009 Music Video Awards in New York City.

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Taylor Swift comes out on top, performing "You Belong To Me" outside of Radio City Music Hall at the 2009 Music Video Awards in New York City.

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A masked Lady Gaga writhes while performing "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Lady Gaga and America's Fiercest Dance Crew perform "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Lady Gaga's shakes what her mama gave her, performing "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Lady Gaga walks it out while performing "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Lady Gaga spills her guts while performing "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Another saucy Lady Gaga moment at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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That's probably going to leave a stain. Lady Gaga lashes out at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Stay back, these gentlemen have everything under control! Lady Gaga gets carried away at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Lady Gaga hangs in there while performing "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Lady Gaga knows how to make an exit, performing "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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"The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari and Nelly Furtado on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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"The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari and Nelly Furtado present the Best Pop Video award on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Britney Spears accepts the Best Pop Video award for 'Womanizer' at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Adam Brody and Megan Fox present Green Day's performance of "East Jesus Nowhere" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Adam Brody and Megan Fox on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Megan Fox fuels the fire on stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Billie Joe Armstrong feels the love while performing "East Jesus Nowhere" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Beyonce performs "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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P. Diddy and Jamie-Lynn Sigler on stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Eminem celebrates winning the Best Hip-Hop Video title at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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A typical moment of British refinement from host Russell Brand at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Eminem and Tracey Morgan present the Best New Artist award on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Lady Gaga accepts her award from Eminem onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Lady Gaga accepts the Best New Artist award from Eminem and Tracey Morgan during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Lady Gaga accepts the Best New Artist award onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Eminem holds Lady Gaga's Best New Artist trophy at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Lady Gaga triumphantly holds her Best New Artist award aloft onstage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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No peeking! P!nk gets ready for lift-off, performing "Sober" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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P!nk performs "Sober" high above the stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Welcome to Cirque Du SoP!nk at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Video Of The Year winner Beyonce and presenter Andy Samberg zoom in for a kiss on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Jimmy Fallon congratulated Video Of The Year winner Beyonce on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Beyonce holds her Moonman tight after winning Video Of The Year for "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Beyonce and Taylor Swift share a hug on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Beyonce gives Taylor Swift her chance to shine at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Taylor Swift basks in the glow of the audience's appreciation as Beyonce looks on during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Jay-Z on stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Alicia Keys belts out "Empire State Of Mind" with Jay-Z at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Alicia Keys soaks it up performing "Empire State Of Mind" on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Jay-Z on stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Jay-Z surveys his empire on stage at the at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Jay-Z and Alicia Keys on stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Jay-Z on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Jay-Z on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Jay-Z on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Russell Brand on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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