One Direction, Rihanna have VMA fans frenzied
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One Direction quickly changed the focus of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), winning two early awards and stealing the attention from Rihanna and her stunning show opener.
Rihanna started the party on Thursday night sitting regally upon a throne as she performed her new song Cockiness (I Love It) with A$AP Rocky and two groups of dancers. She then made her way into the pit at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and launched into her hit We Found Love as she weaved through the crowd, touching hands with dozens of fans.
"Doesn't my girl Rihanna look sexy tonight?" Katy Perry asked the crowd after the performance.
But One Direction, the heartthrob British boy band, quickly took over, bringing thunderous cheers from the crowd upon winning best pop video. It was the night's first televised award and one of five top-nominee Rihanna was up for. They also won the most share-worthy moonman during the pre-awards show.