The MTV Video Music Awards are known for outrageous moments, and this year was no exception.

    In a nutshell, the 2012 VMAs were amazing. For starters, Rihanna, who debuted her new pixie cut, started off the show on a high note with "We Found Love." Also, Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa finally revealed that they’re expecting a child.

    And if having Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj onstage at the same time wasn’t exciting enough, they brought out Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas to do a few leaps and tumbles to their new track "Girl on Fire."

    Flip through the slideshow below to get a peek at more moments from the night and shots from the red carpet!



    —Sonya Eskridge