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2012 MTV VMA Red Carpet!

One Direction, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift And More...

It was celebrity overload as the biggest names in music hit the red carpet at LA’s Staples Center for the '2012 MTV Video Music Awards'!

Bajan beauty Rihanna showed off a brand new black pixie crop, paired with a sleek white floor length gown and bright red lips ahead of hitting the stage to open the awards show with a performance of ‘Cockiness’ with A$AP Rocky.

Newly engaged starlet Miley Cyrus paired her new blonde ‘do with a daring black Pucci dress, complete with plunging neckline and a full train.

The ‘Jersey Shore’ cast – minus new mum Snooki and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, who’s currently locked up in the UK’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother house – looked suitably ‘Fresh To Death’ for the big occasion.

“These guys are like my family” said DJ Pauly D when asked about the upcoming final season of ‘Jersey Shore’.

“I’m gonna miss you guys!” he continued before piling in for a group hug.

The One Direction boys arrived to deafening screams, looking very handsome in colour-co-ordinated charcoal suits.

“Don't think I've ever been so nervous for anything. Can't wait for tonight!! VMAs!” band member Harry Styles tweeted earlier in the night.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose followed in Beyonce’s famous footsteps by announcing their pregnancy news on the red carpet!

“We’re expecting a beautiful little baby. We’re so excited!” Wiz gushed to MTV News host Sway Calloway.

Taylor Swift ditched her usual girly dresses, and instead paired her long, sleek locks with a crisp white suit for MTV’s night of nights!

And ‘Wide Awake’ songstress Katy Perry upped the glam factor in a long black, red and blue gown topped off with wavy black locks, before heading inside to hand out the Moonman for ‘Best Pop Video’ which went to… Brit heartthrobs One Direction!

The '2012 MTV Video Music Awards' are live on MTV right now and will be repeated throughout the day! Keep up with the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and at mtv.com.au/vma

Written by Lauren Alpe