The MTV VMAs took place last night, and as per usual, the eventful night was jam-packed with photo-ops. 

There were performances by Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj and more, and many-a-star was in attendance. As in years past, some artists took the opportunity to make a big announcement (Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose are expecting), some celebrities took the time to re-connect (Rihanna and Chris Brown hugged and kissed each other), and some just came to have a good time.

We've gathered some photos from backstage and behind-the-scenes at the VMAs so you can see what all the artists were doing when they weren't on stage.

Check them out below, thanks to MTV and Rap-Up.