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Nicki Minaj performed with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for a "Break Free/Anaconda/Bang Bang" medley at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles tonight and Iggy Azalea did "Black Widow" with Rita Ora. 'Nuff said!

Oh, you may want to know who won the prizes ... well click through to get the full list, but the highlights are:

Video of the Year - Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball"

Best Female - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J - "Dark Horse"

Best Male - Ed Sheeran featuring Pharrell - "Sing"

Best Pop - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea - "Problem"

Best Hip Hop - Drake featuring Majid Jordan - "Hold On (We're Going Home)"

Best Rock - Lorde - "Royals"