They weren’t even up for any of the awards.
However, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus all took to the stage at the MTV VMAs 2013 on Sunday, giving some of their most raunchiest performances to date.
All three ladies – who are currently promoting new albums – chose skimpy outfits for their respective routines, with both Lady Gaga and Miley stripping down to their underwear, while Katy wore boxing shorts and a tight fitting crop top.
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Celebrity skin! Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry all showed off their flesh at the MTV VMAs 2013
The first to disrobe was Lady Gaga with Applause, the call-out single from her new album ARTPOP and the outrageous star certainly set the bar sky high for her peers.
It was a much-anticipated performance following a string of pictures that the singer had posted on-line and teased her fans with.
Gaga made no less than five outfit changes with the high energy performance of the song – resulting in a shell bikini top and thong.
The awards started with a close-up of the singer in a nun’s habit outfit, she then made a series of extremely quick outfit changes – which ended up with the star bearing her bottom.
Next up, One Direction took to the stage, typically making the female part of the crowd go wild as they presented the Best Pop Video Award to Selena Gomez.
Awkwardly, Selena was sitting next to Harry Styles’ ex Taylor Swift, who looked almost panicked as the camera pointed to her while the band read out the nominees for the award.
Changing faces: Lady GaGa made a series of outfit changes in her opening performance of Applause
But as Harry began to read out the list of nominees the camera pointed back to Taylor who appeared to be whispering something to her pal Selena.
It wasn’t long before fans took to Twitter claiming to have seen Taylor whisper the words, ‘Shut the f*** up’ as her ex-boyfriend spoke on stage.
As the happy news was announced that Selena was going home with the gong, Taylor quickly changed her tune hugging her pal as she went up to collect the award.
‘This is my first moonman!’ beamed an excited Selena, as she graciously accepted the award.
Miley Cyrus then performed her song We Can’t Stop with Robin Thicke with a group of backing dancers dressed as teddy bears.
‘Make some noise!’ the young star screamed as she grabbed her crotch and stuck her tongoue out, in a out fit that appeared to be a furry swimsuit.