Tonight at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST we’ll be live blogging the MTV Video Music Awards, starting with the red carpet arrivals. (The actual show starts an hour later.) Please join us on Twitter using the hashtag #VMAgae and your tweets about the show could end up here on our liveblog.
The cool thing about this year is we have Mary Lambert sending us her behind-the-scenes look at the awards, as she’s performing “Same Love” with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. She’s already started getting ready!
11:55 a.m. Hair!
Speaking of music videos, have you seen hers for “She Keeps Me Warm” yet? I am obsessed with it. We’ll be posting it here on AfterEllen next week.
3:52 p.m. On our way to dress rehearsal! Drake walked by me and he looked cool.
4:48 p.m. Dress rehearsal was intense. I share a monitor with Kanye, So I have to rush and get it on! I was late getting on stage at rehearsal! I gotta prep myself quicker. This shit is bananas.
5:55 p.m. I did my own make up and felt bad to the make up people but dang I look good!
Back to Mary!
Also on her way to the red carpet, bisexual singer Aubrey O’Day, who is reuniting with her girl group Danity Kane.
Meanwhile Miley Cyrus was asked by MTV host Sway if she feels like the torch is being passed down from Madonna and Britney Spears. She answers: “They passed the torch by passing the tongue.”
And Lady Gaga is asked how she can one-up her drag persona intro from Jo Calderone in 2011. Her answer: “MTV makes me.”
And Danity Kane has arrived in black and white attire.
8:20 p.m. Mary sends us this odd backstage sign, writing: “Also there’s something called a truck farm.”
9:02 p.m. Lady Gaga shows off all her different sides in performing “Applause.” Gay backup dancers included.
9:07 Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez are sitting together, gossiping. Surely someone ships them.
9:19 Miley Cyrus is twerking with teddy bears while singing that we can kiss who we want to. And then this happened.
Mary tells us who she’s sitting by:
The Glee members are now on team Mackemore!! We have a whole row.
6:27 Lesbros Macklemore and Ryan Lewis win for Best Hip-Hop video.
9:36 p.m. Update from Mary:
9:55 Mary Lambert takes the stage with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for their win! Best Music Video with a Social Message for “Same Love.” Shout out to gay rights being human rights. Hell yes!
10:07 p.m. Justin Timberlake is performing a medley of all of his hits and his fashion is envied by many a masculine-tinged lesbian.
10:21 p.m. More Selena/Taylor moments.
10:37 p.m. Mary, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform “Same Love” with a surprise Jennifer Hudson appearance at the end. Best moment of the night.
10:50 Bruno Mars. Yawn!
11:23 p.m. Katy Perry jump ropes while performing her new song “Roar.”
12:00 a.m. Mary texts us this picture with Darren Criss and the backstage snacks she stole.