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Video: Beyonce, Taylor Swift and More Perform at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

August 25, 2014 (6:35 am) GMT
Other performers at the Sunday, August 24 show included Maroon 5, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora.
Video: Beyonce, Taylor Swift and More Perform at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

was among big names performing at the MTV Video Music Awards. The recipient of this year's Video Vanguard Award hit the stage at the Forum in Inglewood, California, to perform a medley of songs from her 2013 self-titled album "".

Bey looked absolutely stunning in a bejeweled Tom Ford bodysuit. She kicked off her 15-minute set with "Mine" and played 11 other tracks including "Blow", "Drunk in Love", "Partition", "Flawless", "Yonce" and "XO" with a number of shirtless male dancers and scantily clad ladies.

That night's awards show also featured an amazing performance from . Wearing a crop top and high-waisted shorts with metallic fringe, the 24-year-old singer delivered the first live rendition of her new single "Shake It Off" while several male dancers in dapper suits showed off some choreography.

At one point, Swift stood atop a big "1989" sign and looked like she was about to jump off. She stopped the music and made a reference to a recent accident where one of 's dancers got bitten by a snake, saying, "I'm not jumping off of there. People getting bitten by snakes, it's ridiculous."

Other performers at the Sunday festivities included who performed their "Maps" outside, who was joined by and Minaj to kick off the whole thing with "Bang Bang", who played their "Amnesia" and who reunited with for the live performance of their hit "Black Widow".













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