Justin Timberlake Rules at the MTV Video Music Awards 2013!

26 Aug 2013

Plus, Justin Timberlake's super reunion with 'N Sync, Miley Cyrus' scandalous twerking and Lady Gaga's bizarre fashion

Justin Timberlake ruled the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sunday (25 August) by picking up four trophies and delivering the night's performance highlight.

The pop superstar took home the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Video of the Year for Mirrors, which also claimed Best Editing honours, and his Suit & Tie promo earned the Best Direction prize.

He also wowed with a show-stopping performance featuring a medley of his solo hits and a brief 'N SYNC reunion.

Rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were also big winners - they scored Best Hip Hop Video and Best Cinematography trophies for their Can't Hold Us promo and also landed the night's Best Video with a Social Message award for their anthem Same Love, which they performed with Mary Lambert and special guest Jennifer Hudson.

Lady Gaga kicked off the ceremony at the Barclays Center in typical bizarre fashion, dressed as a futuristic Mother Superior. The Paparazzi singer began her performance of new single Applause wearing a weird white nun's habit but the get-up was quickly ripped off her by dancers to reveal a glittery black leotard with matching skull cap.

That outfit became a shimmering blue two-piece, topped by a peroxide white wig.

Gaga also donned a canary yellow wig and face paint during the opening performance, and wrapped it up following a quick change, dashing out in a two-piece bikini and long blonde shaggy hairpiece.

And then there was Miley Cyrus, who performed We Can't Stop surrounded by dancing teddy bears, while wearing a fluffy grey bodice. She also sported a new hairstyle - tight cat-ear-like bunches on top and a short ponytail.

The former child star then proved she's all grown up by ripping off her top to reveal orange underwear as she joined in a performance of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. The hitmaker strutted out on stage wearing the thick-striped black and white suit.

During the pair's seriously suggestive routine, Miley donned a large foam hand to..umm.. get even closer to Robin and then bent over and wiggled while smiling with her tongue hanging out.

After watching Miley dancing with Robin, comedian Kevin Hart joked, "Miley better go and get a damn pregnancy test after doing all that."

Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Drake also hit the Barclays Center stage, while Katy Perry closed the 2013 ceremony by performing her new song Roar (and taking time out to show off her on-trend grill that also read Roar) from underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. 

Check out the complete list of 2013 MTV VMAs winners!

Video of the Year - Mirrors by Justin Timberlake

Best Hip-Hop Video - Can't Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton

Best Male Video - Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars

Best Female Video - I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift

Best Pop Video - Come & Get It by Selena Gomez

Artist to Watch - Austin Mahone

Best Collaboration - Just Give Me a Reason by Pink featuring Nate Ruess

Best Video with a Social Message - Same Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert

Best Rock Video - Up in the Air by 30 Seconds to Mars

Best Art Direction - Q.U.E.E.N by Janelle Monae featuring Erykah Badu

Best Choreography - Treasure by Bruno Mars

Best Cinematography - Can't Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton

Best Direction - Suit & Tie by Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z

Best Editing - Mirrors by Justin Timberlake

Best Visual Effects - Safe & Sound by Capital Cities

Best Song of the Summer - Best Song Ever by One Direction