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The Six Best Audience Reactions From The MTV VMAs

“For every action, there is a reaction,” says Science. And that’s exactly why the ‘Audience Cam’ at this morning’s MTV Video Music Awards was the greatest thing of all time.

Maybe these people didn’t realise that MTV had camera lens permanently fixed on their famous faces, or maybe they just didn’t care, or maybe they’re just incredible attention seekers and did it all on purpose. Whatever the reason, their reactions to the on-stage shenanigans tell the true story of everything that happened throughout the show (sheer disgust, seems to be a recurring theme).

1. Drake politely reacting to Miley’s performance like he’s having an awkward night at a strip club 

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“Oh what, something’s happening up there? I didn’t notice…”

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2. Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and the rest of the family reacting to Miley’s performance like they’re at a horror movie

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3. Lady Gaga reacting to the reunited N*Sync in the only way she knows how

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With jumping, with lots of excited jumping.

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4. That kid from One Direction reacting to Taylor Swift’s on-stage diss, when she said “I wanna thank the person who inspired this song, who knows exactly who he is…”

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That’s him on the far right, with the smug smile that says “Yep, that’s me.”

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5. Taylor Swift reacting to the award-winning joy of that same kid from One Direction

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6. Rihanna reacting to everything that happened all night

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Yeah, that seems like a fair reaction.

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[Correction: According to an official statement from MTV, the shot of the Smith family was actually taken during Gaga's performance. This should not in any way detract from the fact that it is an excellent photo.]