What you didn’t see at the VMAs

We spotted these shenanigans from our seats at the Barclays Center on Sunday night.

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Lady Gaga is a diva and isn’t afraid to show it: After her opening number — which started with a single camera closed in on her face — she took three bows with her dancers and was carried off stage by one of them.

N SYNC performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013. Credit: Getty Images
‘NSYNC performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on Sunday.
Credit: Getty Images

The hotly anticipated ‘NSYNC reunion did indeed happen, but poor Chris Kirkpatrick still can’t catch a break after all these years. After the group’s 90-second number, trap doors were supposed to open underneath and lower the men down. Kirkpatrick’s malfunctioned, however, leaving him standing on stage solo for a little while, waving awkwardly. He finally accepted defeat, crouched down and leaped down one of the other working doors. Womp womp!

Lady Gaga's a Directioner: Who knew?
Lady Gaga’s a Directioner. Who knew? Credit: Getty Images

One Direction may have won for the fan-voted Song of the Summer, but they got booed when they stepped up to the podium for their award. Lady Gaga stood up for the boys, though, and the episode didn’t seem to ruin their night — they were dancing to Drake’s performance and chatting it up with Rihanna from their seats back in the audience.

Robin Thicke goes Foot-Locker chic while performing on stage with Twerk-master Miley. Credit: Getty Images
Robin Thicke goes Foot Locker chic while performing onstage with Twerk-master Miley. Credit: Getty Images

While the camera closed on Robin Thicke at the end of his racy duet with Miley Cyrus, what you didn’t see on TV is one final big crotch-grab from the former squeaky-clean Hannah Montana.

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Taylor Swift reportedly got catty about ex-boyfriend Harry Styles of One Direction. Credit: Getty Images

Taylor Swift might have been caught on camera muttering “Shut the f— up” when ex Harry Styles presented an award, but she did give a polite clap when his group One Direction took home the Moonman for Song of the Summer.

DJ Cassidy got the crowd moving. Credit: Getty Images
DJ Cassidy got the crowd moving.
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Audience members didn’t suffer through commercial breaks: DJ Cassidy got the Barclays Center bumping with tunes like “Empire State of Mind,” “Paradise City” and “Kiss.”

Katy Perry debuted her new single, "Roar," under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Katy Perry debuted her new single, “Roar,” under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Katy Perry let out a big “Roar” from the Brooklyn Bridge for the show’s final number, but attendees at the Barclays Center weren’t all feeling it — many got a head start out of the arena while her performance blared across the jumbo screens.



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