Highlights from the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards (SLIDESHOW)

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The Los Angeles Staples Center was the venue for last night’s star studded 2012 MTV Video Music Awards hosted by comedian Kevin Hart. Rihanna had a big night as she opened and closed the show, and took home the video of the year award for “Love.” She also performed “Cockiness” with A$AP Rocky, and her hit song “We Found Love.” Check out our slideshow of the show’s highlights.