The stars turned out on the red carpet — or should we say black carpet? — for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Celebs included Justin Bieber, who rocked a pair of scholarly specs, and Jessie J, who rocked a pair of bedazzled crutches and a cast (the singer sprained her foot at a recent live show).

Also in attendance were pop divas like Bieber’s main squeeze Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Adele, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and (a pregnant!) Beyonce, hip-hop artists Busta Rhymes, Pitbull and LMFAO, plus familiar faces of MTV including the ‘Jersey Shore’ cast and ‘Teen Wolf’ star Tyler Hoechlin.

Per VMA tradition, the fashion ranged from formal to outrageous to plain old jeans and tees. Check out the black carpet wear below:

[via PopCrush]