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Last Updated: Monday September 14 2009 13:04 GMT

In pictures: MTV Video Music Awards 2009

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Lots of big stars were in New York on Sunday for the MTV Video Music Awards. Jay-Z teamed up with Alicia Keys to perform.

Kanye West caused a stir when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. He said Beyonce should have won Best Video award.

Kanye West caused a stir when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for best female video. He said Beyonce should have won.

There were lots of tributes to Michael Jackson. Madonna gave a speech saying: "it seems like a whole new generation of kids has discovered his genius".

There were lots of tributes to Michael Jackson. Madonna gave a speech saying: "It seems like a whole new generation of kids has discovered his genius."

MJ's sister Janet recreated the dance moves from their duet Scream.

MJ's sister Janet recreated the dance moves from their duet Scream. The track was big news back in 1995, and is the most expensive music video ever made.

Lady Gaga accepts an award for Best new Artist from Jay Z and Eminem.

Lady GaGa accepts an award for best new artist from Eminem and comedian Tracy Morgan. She also picked up two other awards - but how did she know where she was walking?

Green Day pick up their award for Best Rock Video.

Green Day pick up their award for best rock video for their song 21 Guns. They won three awards in total - the same as Lady GaGa and Beyonce.

Beyonce

Beyonce put on an amazing performance. The artist picked up best choreography and best editing for Single Ladies.

Later in the evening Beyonce won the video of the year award. She called Taylor Swift back onto stage and let her finish her acceptance speech.

And later in the evening Beyonce won the video of the year award too. She called Taylor Swift back onto stage and let her finish her acceptance speech. Awwwww!