With another year's show come and gone, the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards offered up plenty of action while honoring the best in the music business.
The big winners at the Staples Center show on Sunday night (September 6) included Rihanna as Video of the Year honoree for "We Found Love" while Nicki Minaj nabbed Best Female Video for “Starships” and Chris Brown took home the Moonman for Best Male Video for “Turn Up the Music”.
Always keeping things interesting in the wardrobe department, the “Starships” singer looked hot to trot as she made her way inside the Staples Center venue in anticipation of the annual ceremony's kickoff.
Giving fans a sneak peak of her new song "Girl on Fire (Inferno Remix)" before she performs it at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday (September 6), Alicia Keys released the song featuring Nicki Minaj.
The track will appear on Alicia's upcoming fifth studio album, called Girl on Fire, when it comes out on November 27th.
Although thousands of fans anticipated watching the singer live, Nicki Minaj had to cancel two upcoming United Kingdom concerts due to an issue with her vocal chords.
The "Super Bass" songstress performed a free, two-hour concert in New York City on Wednesday (August 15) despite doctors orders. After the show, the 29-year-old tweeted, "And barbz its official, my voice is GONE!!!! I swear it held up just to spk to u guys last nite! Mind over matter. The mind is so powerful."