Snap-arazzi: The best celebrity Snapchats from the 2016 VMAs

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By: Gibson Johns

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were the talk of the town (read: world) last night, as the world's biggest stars descended upon Madison Square Garden for one of the most anticipated nights in music.

With performances by Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Rihanna, among many others, the night featured a slew of amazing moments, despite lacking a competent host for the evening (Key and Peele just didn't do it for us -- sorry, y'all!).

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The best part of any major celebrity gathering these days, though, is all of the glorious opportunities for Snapchat selfies and random celeb meet-ups to document on social media.

Kim Kardashian seemed to take the most advantage of the night, snapping selfies with the likes of the Final Five and Michael Phelps to Britney Spears and Ariana Grande. Nick and Joe Jonas got matching tattoos before the show, while Grande expressed her disapproval of the photo that organizers chose as her seat-holder.

Check out all of our favorite Snapchats from the night in the gallery below:

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Ariana Grande was *not* happy with the picture that the VMA organizers chose as her seat holder. 

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Kimberly Kardashian West took a signature selfie with the Legendary Miss Britney Spears ahead of Brit Brit's big comeback performance. Goals!

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Nick and Joe Jonas got matching tattoos as part of their VMAs prep. Why not?

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Gabby Douglas couldn't make it to the VMAs because of an allergic reaction, so Kim Kardashian temporarily replaced her as the fifth member of the Final Five.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend didn't make it to the VMAs this year, but they still met up with Final Five captain, Aly Raisman, who was lucky enough to meet their adorable daughter, Luna.

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What does Ariana Grande love more: Mac Miller or avocado toast?

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MOOD: Rihanna with her boyfriend, Drake's, face superimposed on her own.

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Fifth Harmony's song, "That's My Girl," was the official theme song for the US Olympic Women's Gymnastics team at the Rio Olympics, and the two squads posed together back stage for an epic selfie.

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Simone Biles accomplished another amazing feat last night: She made it onto Kim Kardashian's Snapchat story! 

Look alive, Jonathan!

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Joe Jonas and the rest of DNCE recreated Britney Spears' iconic "I'm A Slave 4 U" performance from 2001 on the red carpet.

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Mac Miller and Ariana Grande snuggled up on the way to some VMAs prep events on Sunday.

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Kim Kardashian hung out with Ariana Grande backstage at the VMAs and made use of the adorable deer Snapchat lens.

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Naomi Campbell snuck backstage to congratulate her good friend, Rihanna, on her major Video Vanguard moment!

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Serena Williams made a surprise appearance at Sunday night's VMAs to introduce Beyoncé's perforamnce, and she wore this very sexy black dress.

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Bebe Rexha on the way to VMAs prep!

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Nick Jonas and his cigars, though...

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Cheers, Nick!

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BFFs for life!

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Kim K. posed with her younger sisters' good friend friend, Hailey Baldwin in between commercial breaks.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took a picture with some of the mothers of the victims of gun violence who arrived at the ceremony with Beyoncé.

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Power goals, unite! Kimye posed with Cassie and Puff Daddy.

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You didn't think Kim would let Michael Phelps and his wife leave without snapping a selfie with them first, right?

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Kisses from Ari!

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Here's a closer look at Ariana Grande's first look of the night.

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Rihanna backstage in her second look of the night, right before she did pushups off of the snack counter.

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Ariana Grande's after party look was giving us major '90s vibes.

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RiRi getting in the zone!

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Naomi Campbell's sparkling lips are what dreams are made of.

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Rita Ora couldn't contain her excitement about the VMAs!

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Amber Rose revealed that she was most excited about Beyoncé's performance.

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Britney Spears arriving at the VMAs!

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Nick Cannon goofing around on the red carpet with fellow "America's Got Talent" star, Heidi Klum.

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One of Ariana Grande's sexy dancers from her performance of "Side By Side" with Nicki Minaj.

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Obsessed with this Snapchat filter that the official VMAs Snapchat story made use of during Britney Spears's comeback performance of "Make Me."

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Ummmmm, hello there, Ariana Grande!

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LOL! This morphed picture of couple Drake and Rihanna made the entire audience at the VMAs collectively chuckle ... but also swoon.

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Backstage with Mr. and Mrs. Robyn Fenty.

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Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande hanging out during the Republic Records after party at Vandal on Bowery.

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Tove Lo looked all sorts of sexy at the Vandal after party, and Rita Ora thought so, too.

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The official event photographers also did a fantastic job at capturing some other behind-the-scenes moments that happened during commercial breaks -- some of which are the best moments of the night. Drake and Rihanna whispered sweet nothings to one another just off stage, Chance The Rapper hung out with seemingly everyone in the audience and Frankie Grande acted very, well, Frankie Grande.

Check out more behind-the-scenes photos from the 2016 VMAs in the gallery below:

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US singer Rihanna accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, for her decade-long impact on music, pop culture, fashion, film and philanthropy, during the 2016 MTV Video Music Award at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, Cole Whittle, and Joe Jonas of DNCE accept an award on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Award at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Mac Miller and Ariana Grande attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Drake escorts Rihanna after presenting her with The Video Vanguard Award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rapper Flo Rida (L) and guest attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Andrew Taggart and Halsey perform on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Award at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Beyonce accepts an award on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Award at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Drake escorts Rihanna after presenting her with The Video Vanguard Award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at the Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Rita Ora, Madison Kocian and Simone Biles pose backstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle, Nick Jonas, JinJoo Lee, Jack Lawless pose with supermodel Naomi Campbell during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Cassie attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Recording artist Ty Dolla Sign (C) accepts the award for Best Collaboration from (L-R) Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Normandi Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Frankie Grande takes a selfie with Fifth Harmony during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Recording artist Rihanna performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Frankie J. Grande (L) and Ariana Grande attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Singers Hailee Steinfeld (L) and Troye Sivan attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Republic Records After Party on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) JinJoo Lee, Jack Lawles, Cole Whittle, and Joe Jonas of DNCE pose with singer Ariana Grande (C) duringthe 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Republic Records After Party on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Jimmy Fallon speaks onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Britney Spears and G-Eazy perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Nicole Johnson, Michael Phelps, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West pose backstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Chance the Rapper reacts in the crowd during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rapper Drake (L) and singer Rihanna speak onstage during the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rihanna and Drake pictured together during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Madison Kocian, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez present an award to Beyonce onstage during the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Gareden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ansel Elgort, Kanye West and Travis Mills attend the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Gareden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Frankie Grande and Cassie attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Jaden Smith and Kanye West attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Nathan Sykes attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Alicia Keys speaks onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Nick Jonas performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ariana Grande performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas share a moment at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Chance The Rapper attends the Press Room at the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Britney Spears performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Britney Spears performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Singer Rita Ora and actor Ansel Elgort speak onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ashley Graham and Kim Kardashian West share a moment at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Mothers of gun violence Lesley McFadden, Gwen Carr, Wanda Johnson and Sybrina Fulton with Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Chance the Rapper, Michael Phelps and Jaden Smith attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Amber Rose and Hailey Baldwin pose together at the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Britney Spears attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Olympic athletes (L-R) Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian pose with Kim Kardashian West (C) at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Olympic athletes (L-R) Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian pose with Kim Kardashian West (C) at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Models Ashley Graham, Hailey Baldwin, and Joan Smalls pose together at the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys and Nick Jonas attend the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Gareden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, Ariana Grande, Aly Raisman and Simone Biles attend the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Gareden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: attends the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Gareden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rihanna performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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