The 2013 American Music Awards are going down right now in L.A. at the Nokia Theatre. While the event isn't strictly hip-hop, you will see Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, R. Kelly and Justin Timberlake take the stage. 

Along with those hip-hop and r'n'b artists performing, Pitbull is hosting the event. The red carpet for the AMAs just ended recently and so we've gathered some photos from the pre-show.

See Ciara, Tyga, Akon, Nelly, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Miley Cyrus, R. Kelly and more in the gallery above via MissInfo and Celebuzz.