The Other Event Taking Over Your Twitter Feed Last Night: The VMAs

151408285 The <em>Other</em> Event Taking Over Your Twitter Feed Last Night: The VMAs

One Direction. (Getty Images)

Last night was the 2012 MTV Music Awards, for anyone who didn’t spend the evening celebrating Fashion’s Night Out or glued to Fox News, CNN or MSNBC. And it seemed like a lot of people tuned in … at least half of our Twitter feed was dominated by messages about Kevin Hart, Pink, One Direction and, yes, Frank Ocean.

In a move that stunned audiences even more than her (apparent) love of Mitt Romney, Nicki Minaj cursed at Rihanna, telling the 25-year-old singer to “sit the fuck down” when RiRi tried to hug her. (Ms. Minaj’s video “Starships” won Best Female Video of the year, beating out Rihanna’s own “We Found Love.”)

But what really set the Twitter tongues wagging–and competing with the DNC for most tweets per minute–was Odd Future’s Frank Ocean. The now-solo artist performed “Thinkin’ Bout You” from his new Channel Orange album, leading even Lady Gaga to mention how much she loved the rapper on Twitter.

Meanwhile KatyPerry  and One Direction made the tweens scream in adoration … especially when Ms. Perry shared a chaste smooch with two of the boy band’s members after they tweeted their appreciation for the pop star.

And who said Twitter didn’t bring people together?