If it’s not on social media it didn’t happen is a common refrain these days and celebrities at the MTV VMAs on Sunday took that seriously.
Their sister Kim Kardashian may be the queen of the selfies but Kendall and Kylie Jenner gave her a run for her money as they took time out on the red carpet to snap pictures of themselves with fans.
And the reality TV siblings were not the only people posing up a storm while they preserved their appearance at the event for posterity, with Miley Cyrus sharing updates from her night while Jennifer Lopez used her own page to show how popular she is.
Posing up a storm: Kendall and Kylie Jenner couldn’t resist snapping some pictures of themselves on the MTV VMAs red carpet on Sunday
‘Love these girls’: Reality TV siblings Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner posed with Sam Smith in a cute snap
The beautiful 45-year-old singer was quite the social butterful, with celebrities including Taylor Swift, Chris Brown and Rita lining up to take pictures with her at the Forum in LA’s Inglewood.
Indeed, she may not have been a performer or nominee, but Lopez was the hottest ticket behind the scenes at Sunday night’s MTV VMAs.
There was not an inch to pinch on the pop diva, who glimmered in a Charbel Zoe cut-out dress and matching Jimmy Choo pumps.
Party time: Kendall and Kim posed with a pal as they perfected their smouldering looks before the awards
The glittery gown gave fans and celebs an eyeful of the two-time Grammy nominee’s famously prominent posterior.
Jennifer’s derriere has become the focal point of her new single Booty from her lackluster eighth studio album A.K.A., which dropped June 13.
Celebrity BFFs: Jennifer Lopez was the queen of Instagram on Sunday night, posting pictures of herself with many celebrities including Rita Ora
Brit Invasion: Jessie J managed to grab a picture with her idol and posted a gushing message to her
Who knew they were friends! Jennifer shared this picture with Taylor Swift and captioned it ‘love her’
But Lopez was technically at the Inglewood Forum to introduce Black Widow duo Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora before their performance.
The 5ft 5in Latina was dwarfed by her 5ft 10in gal pal Taylor Swift, and she later gushed on Instagram: ‘Love her!!!’
But Jennifer managed to look tall compared to 5ft 3in reality star Kim Kardashian, who looked thrilled to get a hug from the former Fly Girl.
Getting it right: Demi Lovato and close pal Taylor Swift set up their selfie perfectly while enjoying their big night out
Perfection: It took a while but the duo finally got the perfect snap they wanted and Demi posted it to Instagram
Hot date: Miley Cyrus had her homeless friend Jesse accept her award so he could give a speech on his plight and she later treated him to In N Out burgers
Taking the plunge: Kim’s Balmain Resort dress left very little to the imagination and she couldn’t resist sharing a picture of herself on Instagram
The American Idol judge also made sure to pose with her two favourite platinum blondes – Gwen Stefani and Rita Ora.
And Chris Brown – fresh from the shooting scandal which rocked his pre-VMAs party at 1OAK on Saturday night – was also obliged with a snap.
But Jennifer wasn’t the only star posing for selfies and ‘usies’ as group selfies have been dubbed.
Miley Cyrus sent a young homeless man named Jesse to the stage to accept her gong when she won Best Video for Wrecking Ball.
Quick recovery: Chris Brown appeared relaxed despite the shooting which occurred at his pre-VMA party on Saturday
Close: Jennifer posed with pal Gwen Stefani and manager Benny Medina as she filled up her Instagram feed with images
And she documented their night out with a series of pictures of them together.
She captioned one of them on the way to the event ‘me and my hero at in n out celebratin #myfriendsplace #mtvvmas2014,’ and later posted another shot with the words ‘my favorite dude ever #jesse #myfriendsplace #mtvvmas2014’.
Celeb pals Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato got in on the action, snapping pictures of themselves while they enjoyed the show.
Sam Smith sandwich: Katy and Miley made funny faces as they posed for pictures with Sam
Learning from the best: Sam got selfie tips from Katy Perry and put them to good use later in the night
Feeling the love: After Katy taught him how to pout, Sam shared this picture and wrote ‘love you’
Who cares about the awards: The duo seemed to spend more time taking selfies than they did watching the show
Interestingly there was no sign of their mutual frenemy Selena Gomez.
Miley and Katy Perry made a Sam Smith sandwich as they pulled faces for the camera but Sam didn’t appear to get the memo, looking away as he pouted for a different photographer.
Ed Sheeran celebrated his Best Male Video award with a picture of himself and Sing director Emil Nava and they made sure to include the moonman statuette.
Dream come true: Sam cosied up to the woman of the night Beyonce Knowles as he made the most of his newfound success
What an introduction: Sam was introduced by Kim Kardashian and proceeded to wow the crowd with his stunning performance
One person who appeared to be trying to compete with J Lo for most popular celebrity was Sam Smith.
The British crooner – who wowed the crowd during his performance – posed up a storm with a variety of stars and proceeded to post the pictures on his Instagram page along with gushing messages of love.
After being introduced to the stage by Kim Kardashian he shared a picture of them with Kendall and Kyle, caption ‘love these girls’ and later posted an image of him and Kim where he called her ‘beautiful’.
Not shy: A topless Kesha posted this picture of herself surrounded by her glam squad before the big night
What a difference a year makes: 12 months after causing controversy with her performance at the VMAs Miley returned and tried to raise awareness about homelessnesss with her homeless friend Jesse
Favourite: Miley shared this snap and wrote ‘my favorite dude ever #jesse #myfriendsplace #mtvvmas2014’
Sam wrote: ‘So good to see you again beautiful @kimkardashian x.’
Further snaps with Katy Perry, captioned ‘I love you’ followed.
However, he was clearly overcome after meeting Beyonce as there were no words included with the image.
Catch the VMAs on MTV UK Monday 25th August at 9pm. For more see: www.mtv.co.uk
The most important: Ed Sheeran made sure to include his Sing director and the moonman award they picked up in his Instagram picture
It’s all over: Kendall didn’t change out of her glam outfit before she chilled out with a pal
And relax: Kylie couldn’t even stop taking selfies of herself when she got home from the event.