It was a night of see-through dresses, toddlers in $10,000 gowns and incredible performances from Brittany Spears and Beyonce.
But Drake's heartfelt confession will go down as one of the highlights of the evening.
On Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, Drake confessed to being in love with Rihanna on stage.
Rihanna, 28, the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, performed four separate medley's of her greatest hits throughout the evening, before receiving her award.
Drake, 29, almost missed the whole ceremony because he was stuck in traffic but turned up just in time to present her with the award.
"The first time I met Robyn Fenty was 2005," he began. "She was shooting a music video at a restaurant called Avocado in Toronto. The song was Pon de Replay and the director of the video was Little X. I was introduced to her as a kid who played background music at the restaurant as people ate their dinner.
"It’s hard to believe that 11 years later all three of us would come together for a visual for a song called Work. Today, the world knows Little X as Director X. They know me as Drake and not the kid singing while you order pasta. But 11 years later, we still all know Rihanna as the one and only Rihanna."
And then Drake went and proclaimed his love for his longtime friend (and on-and-off lover).
"We love the music which could change styles from album to album. We love the videos which change their artistic vision from year to year. But most of all, we love the woman who hasn’t changed since day one. She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22 years old. She's one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I've looked up to her even though she's younger than me."