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22 VMA Press Room Surprises You Didn’t See On TV

After they won their awards, here's what Ariana and Beyoncé did backstage.

1. Ed Sheeran was so excited that he jumped on "Sing" video director Emil Nava's back.

2. And revealed that Rick Ross wanted to make a video with Ed featuring topless women in Vegas.

3. Lorde and Miley came through, too, but zoomed by the press after taking a few photos.

(Also, please check out Lorde's amazing sneaker game above.)

4. Juicy J won with Katy Perry for "Dark Horse," prompting many on Twitter to throw out that he may be on his way to an EGOT.

Yo…. @therealjuicyj gonna be hiphop’s first EGOT. watch. #VMAs

When is Juicy J gonna finish his EGOT?

Which is not out of the question, since he DID win an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2006 for "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" with Three 6 Mafia.

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But Juicy J did not know what an EGOT was.

5. Photographers weren't sure who rapper G-Eazy was. Sounding confused, they yelled: "Jeezy?! G-Z?! G-Eazy??”

6. When Ariana Grande arrived, things started off smoothly as she gave her signature poses.

7. But the vibe in the room got weird when photographers continued to shout and scream at Ariana, even after she asked them to stop.

8. So she turned around and stopped taking photos.

9. And after one angry photographer started booing, Ariana swiftly turned around and sweetly said, "Don't boo me, baby!"

10. And then she gushed about her new album: "I think it's out in like two hours. I'm about to have a heart attack."

11. Nicki dished on her wardrobe zipper mishap, which hardly mattered because she STILL slayed.

.@NICKIMINAJ on what was going on w/her dress: "We ran out of time to get the dress zipped up." #vmas

12. When asked by US Weekly about how she stays fit, Nicki confessed, "I have no idea. I'm always hungry and I wish I could eat whenever I wanted. That's the truth."

13. And THEN, King Bey finally arrived.

14. Looking flawless as usual.

15. And we finally got to witness how the ultimate perfection that is a Beyoncé photo is put together.

16. When one photographer yelled at Bey to give them eye contact, she regally threw her beautiful head over her shoulder and gave an exaggerated smize, and everyone laughed.

17. Then it was time for her to flaunt her three Moonmen, though her eyes belied that it was kind of a struggle.

18. "Oh god, guys. I don't know how long I'm going to be able to hold this."

19. "No, seriously. I'm slipping. HELP!"

20. Luckily her handlers moved on to Plan B.

21. I mean, it's not her fault she won so many awards.

22. Basically the press room was her royal court.