PHOTO: 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet

Queen barbie Nicki Minaj got a huge response from the crowd that gathered outside the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards last night in Los Angeles. The Young Money rap diva looked stunning on the red carpet wearing a cat suit and curly neon-colored wig.

Bajan pop beauty Rihanna also looked stunning in a long white dress and a fresh haircut. Other celebrities who walked the red carpet includes Tyga, Alicia Keys, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Ne-Yo, Rita Ora, Frank Ocean, Swizz Beatz, Katy Perry, Pink, Miley Cyrus, 2 Chainz and more.

Check out some candid photos from the 2012 VMAs red carpet below.