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9 of the most bizarre moments from last night's American Music Awards

They tried to shock us, but ended up just confusing us.

THIS YEAR’S AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS took place last night in lovely Los Angeles, with Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake the big winners of the evening.

You would have thought everything that could possibly shock and disgust us had already happened at the VMAs and the EMAs, but the usual suspects managed to pull even more out of the bag. Here are nine of the best bits.

Lady Gaga arrived on a ‘white horse’:

2013 American Music Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles Source: ©Tammie Arroyo/AFF-USA.com

A puppet, steered by some white Spandex-suited men. Poor guys.

There was more of the love-in between Gaga and R Kelly, who did a Marilyn and JFK-inspired performance:

Source: American Music Awards

Justin Timberlake did the Taylor Swift “surprised” face better than Swifty herself:

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Katy Perry dressed up as a geisha:

2013 American Music Awards - Show - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

Source: Joe Blo

Miley sang with a giant, virtual kitten:


Watch the full performance here.

TLC performed, with rapper Lil Mama taking the place of the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes:

Source: American Music Awards

Rihanna wore this…thing:

2013 American Music Awards - Press Room - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

She also accepted the Icon Award from her mammy:

2013 American Music Awards - Show - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

An icon at 25 years of age? Really? But cute nonetheless.

And the Single of the Year was…

Source: American Music Awards

Not Get Lucky, Blurred Lines or any of the huge hits from this year, but Cruise by Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly. Us neither.

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