MTV Video Awards show gets ranchy

She also has four VMAs and is still the only solo female to win two Video of the Year Awards.

MTV's Video Music Awards may have been the talk of Twitter Sunday night, but the music show failed to draw a television audience on par with past installments. "Thank you #VMAs and thank you to my wonderful fans!" When Drake was introducing Rihanna, the victor of the Vanguard Award, the rapper told the audience that he's been in love with Rihanna since he was 22-years-old.

BEYONCE has won top honours at MTV's Video Music Awards in NY, where rapper Drake professed his "love" for Rihanna as she collected a lifetime achievement award.

The Barbadian singer (28) was presented with her Moonman trophy by Drake, her long-time collaborator and rumoured love interest.

And this time around, almost every star who graced the red carpet tried his or her hand at bringing some smoking-hot sexiness to one of the last big events of the summer.

After winning video of the year, Beyonce thanked her daughter and "incredible" husband Jay Z for their support.

"And so, you know my success, it started as my dream". Graham so bad when he presented her with her award, but had to catch himself before he slipped up.

The rift began after one line in his track Famous states: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that b***h famous".

But Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian later shared a video of the singer agreeing to his lyrics in a phone call she then posted on Snapchat.

"Thank you to my fans".

Some also speculated that Britney's performance would have gone done better had Beyonce not taken to the stage beforehand. Calvin Harris won best male video - beating West's "Famous" - for "This is What You Came For", which featured Rihanna and was co-written with former girlfriend Swift. He first missed his award for the "Hotline Bling" video for being stuck in traffic, probably the lamest and half-assed excuse next to "that was today?!"

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