The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards are underway!

Before any Moon Man statues are handed out, the stars have to brave the heat and walk the red carpet at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

The cast of the "Jersey Shore" just hit the red carpet, including a svelte Snooki and Jwoww.

We can't wait to see what Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry will wear. Click on the "Launch Gallery" button to see photos of the early arrivals:


Relive some of the wildest past VMA fashions here and be sure to vote for who you think should win at this year's awards, here!

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