The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards kicked off on a high note with Rihanna opening the show. Clad in all red, the Pop/R&B star performed her new single “Cockiness” featuring rapper A$AP Rocky and oh did she end with a bang! As the duo completed the song, they got up close and personal and A$AP grabbed and squeezed Rihanna’s buttocks and kissed her on the cheek. Talk about x-rated!!!

We can only wonder what Chris Brown and Drake were thinking!

RiRi finished her set with her international hit single “We Found Love.”

In related news, Rihanna appeared on the VMA red carpet with a brand new hairstyle. The Barbadian beauty rocked a very short cut, unlike the long styles fans have grown used to. See photos below!