Beyoncé made a surprise announcement on the VMA red carpet: she and Jay-Z are pregnant! She shows off her baby bump with a loose one-shoulder gown and emerald bling.
Katy Perry rocked the red carpet in a short Asian-inspired kimono, umbrella and brand-new pink 'do.
Justin Bieber found another date for the red carpet as girlfriend Selena Gomez hosted the VMA pre-show: a small snake named Johnson.
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at the 2011 MTV Music Awards.
Britney Spears took to the red carpet dressed in basic black, before taking home the Moonman for Best Pop Video for "Till The World Ends," her 5th VMA overall.
Pre-show co-host Selena Gomez looks fierce in a dramatic black lace gown on the VMA red carpet.
Beyoncé & Nicki Minaj
Beyoncé's having a child and Nicki Minaj was dressed like one, wearing blow-up toys and a cartoon mask on the red carpet, where the two divas pose for a quick pic.
No surprise, VMA performer Adele rocks her signature style: the classic little black dress and big hair.
Demi Lovato & Tyler, the Creator
An unlikely duo, Disney's Demi Lovato and Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator, spend some time chatting and clowning on the carpet before the VMAs.
Snooki & Pauly D
"Jersey Shore" stars Snooki and Pauly D kiss - or possibly bite - each other while joking around before the VMA show.
Nicki Minaj turned many heads when she walked out on the red carpet tonight, wearing, well, pretty much everything imaginable, topping it off with a face mask covered in cartoon characters. The Harajuku Barbie lives on.
Dave Grohl & wife Jordyn Blum
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and wife Jordyn Blum are all smiles on the carpet before Grohl and co. take home top rock video, for "Walk."
Justin Bieber goes bold on the VMA red carpet: gold bling, red skinny jeans, leopard-print kicks and a miniature snake named Johnson.
Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose
Wiz Khalifa, nominated for the Best New Artist award, walked the red carpet with girlfriend Amber Rose.
Demi Lovato looked stunning in silver on the red carpet where she talked about her upcoming record "Unbroken," which features collaborations with Missy Elliot, Jason Derulo, and Timbaland.
Joel Madden, Joe Jonas & Benji Madden
Pop prince Joe Jonas looks sleek posing with punk rock brothers, Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden.
Miley Cyrus, who presented the Best Rock Video Award with snowboarder Sean White, donned a turquoise gown with a black floral design.
Viral star Rebecca Black shows some skin in short black shorts and a matching blazer on the VMA red carpet.
VMA house band performer Jessie J is making her longtime injury work, matching her tricked-out cast to her bejeweled 'fit.
Kreayshawn brought out her inner child to host the VMA red carpet in a glittering Mickey Mouse-inspired dress.
Skylar Grey, best known for her Eminem collabs, keeps it tough-chick chic with a mustard top, striped pants and combats boots.
Although he invited Lindsay Lohan to join him at the VMAs, rapper Pitbull stands alone in aviators and an all-black ensemble.
Newly single Pete Wentz hit the town in a sharp in a classic gray suit and skinny tie.
Kelly Rowland shines in a sheer black and gold number, making sure to show off all her best assets.
Rick Ross, Ace Hood, & DJ Khaled
Rick Ross, Ace Hood, and DJ Khaled rolled up together keeping everything simple: Ace in black-t shirt and black jeans, while Ross rocked a red sweater vest with matching shades, and Khaled was in all white everything.
Ne-Yo, wearing a sweater that he joked was made of recycled pennies. Way to save a buck, dude.
Nickelodeon's teen pop diva Victoria Justice, who will present an award tonight at the VMAs, sparkled on the red carpet in a gold flapper dress.
LMFAO are all smiles on the red carpet despite an early announcement they had lost the Best Choreography award to Beyonce's "Run The World (Girls)."
Cobra Starship hits the red carpet before performed single "You Make Me Feel..." feat. Sabi during the pre-show.
Former N*Syncer JC Chasez showed up looking casual in slacks and a long sleve t-shirt.