13 of the best behind-the-scenes celebrity Instagrams from the VMAs

13 of the best behind-the-scenes celebrity Instagrams from the VMAs

The MTV VMAs took place on Monday, and it had everything - Madonna's puzzling tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, lots of PDA courtesy of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, and of course, epic performances from the likes of Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez.

The best way to get a behind-the-scenes look at the night, however, is by having a scroll through Instagram and seeing what the front-row stars did in the days and hours leading up to the event. From their pre-show prep to all the star-studded after parties, here are 13 of our favourite posts from the night.

1. Cardi B showed off her post-baby makeover 

2. Nicki Minaj got personal 

3. Kylie Jenner went all out on the jewellery 

4. Anna Kendrick took a bathroom selfie

5. DJ Khaled really does take his son everywhere

6. Here's J.Lo and A-Rod on their way to the show... 

7. Shawn Mendes got soaked mid-performance

8. Rita Ora arrived in style

9. Bebe Rexha was all sparkles 

10. Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart posed backstage together after presenting an award 

11. SZA showed off her makeup look 

12. Karlie Kloss's metallic dress was everything 

13. Madonna created a time-lapse of her pre-show routine

Doesn't it feel like you were there yourself?