See Stars’ Best Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the VMAs

From left: Riff Raff, Katy Perry, Sam Smith and Charli XCX

Courtesy Charli XCX

updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET

originally published 08/25/2014 AT 11:30 AM ET

With the barrage of coverage and the plethora of cameras at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, it was hard to miss anything. But no one’s eyes can be everywhere at once – and some of the evening’s best moments weren’t broadcast or photographed professionally, but snapped by the stars themselves.

So here’s our sampling of the best moments from the VMAs, courtesy of the social media accounts of all your favorite stars.

Nicki and Ariana

Jimmy and Miley

Nicki and Katy

Ariana Grande

The Ladies of Orange Is the New Black

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith and Beyoncé

Charli XCX with Katy Perry, Riff Raff and Sam Smith

Miley Cyrus


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