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Blue Ivy Steals the Show and Our Hearts at VMAs

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24:  Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z and Beyonce onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
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If you decided to snooze through last night's Video Music Awards, don't worry — you didn't miss too much. Without any cringe-worthy Miley performances or Lady Gaga meat dresses, it was kind of boring. There were several technical difficulties (most notably at the start of the show), some questionable sound issues and a string of performances that just didn't seem quite right. (Ahem, Taylor.)

But thankfully, by the night's end, Beyoncé showed up to save us all from our boredom, prove that she and Jay-Z are still very much an item (though we're still not so sure), and make us all fall in love even more with little Blue Ivy.

As Bey performed a medley of hits onstage, the camera cut to her husband in the audience, holding an adorable Blue Ivy with a sequined bow in her hair. That probably would have been enough cuteness to satisfy us for the night.

But that's when things got even better. As her mom commanded the stage, little Blue showed whipped out approximately .5 seconds of the signature dance moves she's been working on lately. And we all died.

Wait for it ...

Yep. Then she and her dad took to the stage, where she promptly said, as if on cue, "Yay, Mommy!" just loud enough for the mics to pick up.

She was so cute, even Katy Perry freaked out when she got a tiny baby wave out of her.

We get it, Katy; we totally get it.

But while Blue was definitely the main highlight of the show, there were several other moments that will have everyone talking today, too.

Like when Miley decided to forego a speech when she won Video of the Year, and let her formerly homeless friend Jesse take the mic to talk about teen homelessness.

"I've survived in shelters all over the city," he told the crowd. "I've been an extra in your movies, I've been an extra in your life. Outside these doors are 54,000 human beings that have no place to call home."

There was also the touching moment when Common showed up to ask the crowd to take a moment of silence for Michael Brown, after several Ferguson-related PSAs had aired throughout the show.

"Hip-hop ... has always been a powerful instrument of social change," Common told the crowd, before asking for a "moment of silence for Mike Brown and for peace in the country and the world."

What were your favorite moments from last night's show?

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