The 2013 MTV VMAs in Under Three Minutes

The MTV Video Music Awards are always guaranteed for some mouth-dropping, hand-clapping, eye-covering moments, and 2013 was no exception. Here's a crash course in what went down in Brooklyn last night.

Lady Gaga opened the show with her new single "Applause" where she donned a thong bikini made of shells and recreated her past outfits by changing into them on stage.

The performance everyone is talking about. Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke's duet of "Blurred Lines" was a twerking, latex bikini, "Beetlejuice" suit-wearing, train wreck that no one could stop watching.

Picture it... it's 1999, we're still in school and Justin Timberlake doesn't have a solo career. MTV took us back in time when 'N Sync reunited on stage for 110 seconds (Destiny's Child was technically together longer at this year's Super Bowl) and it only left us wanting another 110 seconds. One Direction should take notes.

Then leave it to Taylor Swift to end the evening on an uncomfortable note. She's made an entire career out of heartbreak but her awkward diss, directed at Harry Styles, during her acceptance speech was a little too sixth-grade for us. Where is Kanye West when you need him?

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