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Pop divas Beyonce, Katy, JLo take MTV VMAs stage with raunchy, upbeat performances

With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday as raunchy performances opened the show, while Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran took home the first Moonman awards.

With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday as raunchy performances opened the show, while Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran took home the first Moonman awards.
Nicki Minaj, Jessie J and Ariana Grande (From L) perform 'Bang Bang' during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California . (Source: Reuters)

Jennifer Lopez greets fans at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday. (Source: AP)

Katy Perry and Juicy J accept the award for Best Female Video onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday. (Source: AP)

Miley Cyrus, who set tongues wagging last year with her raunchy "twerking" during her VMAs performance, said on the red carpet this year that she "retired" her grinding explicit dance moves, adding "It's not about twerking, it's about the music."
Miley Cyrus poses with the award for Video of the Year in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday. (Source: AP)

Beyonce accepts the Video Vanguard Award during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood. (Source: Reuters)

Beyonce performs a medley of songs during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood. (Source: Reuters)

Beyonce performs a medley of songs during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood. (Source: Reuters)

Beyonce kisses her daughter Ivy Blue, held by Jay-Z, as she accepts the Video Vanguard Award on stage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California. (Source: Reuters)

Singer Beyonce receives some assistance with her dress before posing backstage with her Video Vanguard Award during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California. (Source: Reuters)

Emil Nava, left, and Ed Sheeran pose with the award for Best Male Video Award in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday. (Source: Reuters)

Singer Miley Cyrus poses backstage after winning Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball" during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California. (Source: Reuters)

Singer Miley Cyrus poses backstage after winning Video of the Year for 'Wrecking Ball' during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California. (Source: Reuters)

Singer Nicki Minaj poses backstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California. (Source: Reuters)

Kim Kardashian arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday. (Source: AP)

Kendall Jenner, from left, Kim Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday. (Source:AP)

Rita Ora arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California. (Source: Reuters)

Taylor Swift arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California. (Source: Reuters)