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MTV VMA Awards 2009

  • Kanye West stole the headlines at last night's (September 13) MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper/producer, pictured here with girlfriend Amber Rose, invaded the stage during Taylor Swift's Best Female Video acceptance speech, complaining that Beyonce should have won. Cynics pointed out the outburst may have been stage-managed by MTV. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Beyonce, Green Day and Lady Gaga were the big winners at the ceremony. Green Day won three awards for '21 Guns', including Best Rock Video, while Lady Gaga, and Beyonce, for her 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)', also picked up three prizes each.  Pic: PA Photos

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  • The New York ceremony, presented by former Shockwaves NME Awards host Russell Brand (pictured), also saw Madonna and Janet Jackson team up to pay tribute to Michael Jackson. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Lady Gaga dedicated her win for Best New Artist to "God and the gays", prompting a cheer from blogger Perez Hilton. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Other performances on the night included a collaboration between Katy Perry and Aerosmith's Joe Perry on Queen's 'We Will Rock You', while Jay-Z and Alicia Keys closed the show with 'Empire State Of Mind'. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Opening the ceremony by recreating several of Michael Jackson's most iconic videos, Madonna declared the late pop performer "one of the greatest talents the world has ever known". Pic: PA Photos

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  • Lady Gaga won best new artist, for 'Poker Face', and faked her own death while performing her song 'Paparazzi' smeared in fake blood. Pic: PA Photos

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  • On a night laden with Michael Jackson tributes, his sister Janet paid her own tribute, silently recreating his dance moves from 'Scream', the only video they made together, as a vast screen behind her played the original. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Micheal Jackson's classic videos were honoured at the start of the show, with a montage of clips followed by a moving speech from Madonna. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Jennifer Lopez hits the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, Sunday 13 September. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Green Day won three awards. They picked up best rock video, best direction and best cinematography - all for their video '21 Guns'. Pic: PA Photos

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  • P Diddy hits the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. Pic: PA Photos

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  • In addition to winning three awards, Green Day also performed live on the night. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Despite losing out to Taylor Swift in the best female video category - prompting that outburst from Kanye West - Beyonce took to the stage to perform 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)', prompting a watching Katy Perry to wave a ringless finger by way of tribute. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Pop-punks The All American Rejects were also at the MTV VMA Awards. They didn't win anything though, obviously. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Jay-Z also performed at the ceremony, drumming up business for his newly-released 'The Blueprint III' album by performing 'Empire State Of Mind' with Alicia Keys. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Lada Gaga at the MTV VMA Awards. She performed 'Paparazzi' and picked up the best new artist award. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz at the MTV VMA Awards. He didn't win anything, and neither did his band. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Jack Black on the red carpet, presumably hoping to win publicity for his heavy metal-themed video game 'Brutal Legend', which is released in October. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Pink was another performer on the night, treating viewers to a rendition of 'Sober'. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Sean Paul at the VMAs. The dancehall star, who is huge in America, went home empty-handed. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Jermaine Jackson at the MTV VMA Awards. The evening featured a number of heartfelt tributes to Michael Jackson. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Shakira hits the red carpet at the VMAs. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Kanye West stole the headlines at last night's (September 13) MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper/producer invaded the stage during Taylor Swift's Best Female Video acceptance speech, complaining that Beyonce should have won. Pic: PA Photos

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    Added: 14 Sep 2009