Despite Miley Cyrus' best efforts and Taylor Swift' awards sweep, Kanye West owned the 2015 MTV VMAs. It wasn't just because of his big Video Vanguard award or his weird acceptance speech. Everything he did over the course of the night, cumulatively, reminded us what makes him such a singular figure. He reminded us, as he has done many times in the past, that the line between genius and insanity can be quite blurry. 

Here is a selection of the most quintessential Kanye moments from the evening, from start to finish.