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Alicia Keys Responds to Criticism Over Not Wearing Makeup at VMAs 2016

Alicia Keys looked absolutely beautiful at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards and her makeup-free face sparked a lot of social chatter.

The 35-year-old singer received a lot of praise for the “empowering” move, but also received some criticism from trolls online.

Alicia took to her Twitter account the day after the show to explain that she isn’t “anti-makeup” despite the move.

“Y’all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn’t mean I’m anti-makeup. Do you! 😘😘,” she captioned a selfie of her blowing a kiss to the camera.

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Laverne Cox, Hailee Steinfeld & Hailey Baldwin Live It Up At Republic Records MTV VMAs After Party!

Laverne Cox, Hailee Steinfeld and Hailey Baldwin strike a pose while attending Republic Records & Guess 2016 MTV Video Music Awards After Party held at Vandal with cocktails by Ciroc on Sunday (August 28) in New York City.

The three ladies were joined by Nick Jonas, his brother Joe and his DNCE bandmates – Cole Whittle, Jack Lawless and JinJoo LeeTove Lo, Holland Roden, Troye Sivan, Heidi Klum, Nick Cannon, Casper Smart, Travis Mills, Parson James and Jordan Fisher.

Also in attendance at the after party were Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Dascha Polanco, Lance Bass, and models Nyle DiMarco and Jasmine Tookes.

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Bao Tranchi bodysuit, a Marciano skirt, and a Nathalie Trad clutch. Hailee is wearing an Elie Saab jumpsuit. Nick is wearing a Bally track suit, sweater, and shoes. Tove is carrying an Edie Parker clutch.

50+ pictures inside of Laverne Cox, Hailee Steinfeld and others at the after party…More Here! »

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See Kim Kardashian's Best VMAs Audience Cam Moments!

  • See the best moments of Kim Kardashian on the VMAs audience cam – US Weekly
  • The stars shared their personal VMAs pictures – Gossip Cop
  • Jaden Smith and his girlfriend stepped out in matching outfits – Just Jared Jr
  • The new Westworld trailer is so intense – Entertainment Weekly
  • The placement of Britney Spears‘ VMAs performance is all the talk – Lainey Gossip
  • Why did Farrah Abraham dress as Wonder Woman at the VMAs? – TooFab
  • One of the Laguna Beach stars got married – MTV
  • See every stunning beauty look on the MTV VMAs red carpet – Popsugar

Beyonce Surprises Chance the Rapper During VMAs Backstage Interview (Video)

Beyonce pops up behind Chance the Rapper while surprising him during an interview backstage at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (August 28) in New York City.

The 34-year-old entertainer was walking off stage and decided to make Chance‘s interview extra special.

“Oh my god! That was awesome!” Chance screams when he realizes who surprised him. “This is my life!”

Also pictured inside: Beyonce and her husband Jay Z leaving dinner at Pasquale Jones after the show. They were joined by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, and more.

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Ariana Grande & Boyfriend Mac Miller Hold Hands at VMAs Party

Ariana Grande holds hands with her boyfriend Mac Miller while leaving the Republic Records After Party held after the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (August 28) at Vandal Restaurant in New York City.

The 23-year-old singer was seen meeting up with the label’s CEO Monte Lipman inside the event.

Ariana coupled up with Mac for the first time in public at the award show and they shared some cute and silly moments at their seats.

Make sure to watch the new music video for Ariana and Nicki Minaj‘s song “Side to Side.”

FYI: Mac is wearing Vans shoes.

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Rihanna & Drake Leave VMAs After Party Together

Rihanna switches into a fringe-covered dress while leaving an after party following the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (August 28) in New York City.

The 28-year-old singer went to Up&Down nightclub with her rumored boyfriend Drake and he was wearing a more casual outfit after presenting to Rihanna during the show.

Rihanna posted some cute photos on her Snapchat account of herself and Drake posing with her family members in her dressing room after the show. See those in the gallery!

FYI: Drake is wearing Timberland boots.

25+ pictures inside of Rihanna and Drake leaving an after party together… More Here! »

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Drake Trips on Rihanna's Dress Backstage at VMAs (Video)

Drake steps on Rihanna‘s long dress while walking arm-in-arm backstage in this new video from the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (August 28) in New York City.

The video surfaced on MTV employee Sandra_Jay’s Instagram account. The video shows Drake trailing Rihanna, seemingly after her Video Vanguard acceptance speech, when he suddenly trips over her long train.

Fans melted when Drake professed his love for Rihanna on stage during the show while presenting her with the Video Vanguard award.

Watch the video below!

FYI: Rihanna is wearing an Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown. Drake is wearing Tom Ford.