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VMAs 2016: Performances, winners, highlights and more from Madison Square Garden

The MTV Video Music Awards returned to where it started in 1984: New York City. Madison Square Garden hosted a show with Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and male dancers in wrestling singlets; more than 15 minutes of Beyoncé; perplexing musings from Kanye; and the return of Britney.

Here’s a recap of the show’s big moments (a couple, a bit head-scratching), who won what, video vanguard recipient Rihanna and more.

amNY.com staff