The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards took over the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday (September 12), and it was definitely an unforgettable night full of big surprises. While you may have seen most of the night's biggest moments on your TV screen, like *NSYNC reuniting and surprising Taylor Swift with friendship bracelets, Olivia Rodrigo shocking the crowd with a chaotic performance where the stage was falling apart, or Shakira crowd surfing before accepting her Video Vanguard Award, there were plenty you may have missed behind the scenes that didn't make it on TV.
The backstage buzz at this year's VMAs was electric. Amidst the standout moments during the ceremony, there was a whirlwind of activity unfolding away from the main stage, including a red-hot red carpet full of incredible, must-see looks from all of your favorite artists. Keep on scrolling to see all the best behind-the-scenes action you didn't see during the 2023 MTV VMAs.