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Iconoclast

Kanye West "Fade" (Kanye West, Eli Linnetz, dir.)

It's interesting that the breakout new star from the 2016 is sombody who didn't perform on the stage, and who took about about half of the time that Kanye West had at his disposal. Meet Teyana Taylor, an actress/singer/dancer who takes a cue from Irene Cara and Jane Fonda, but updated with way more sexuality and booty — and, a shower scene with her real-life fiancee, basketball star Iman Shumpert, that's closer to soft core than a workout tape — in a video that West premiered during the VMA telecast.

Of course, KWest isn't presenting a straight-up dance video. There's an ending twist, that reveals the animalist side of the on-camera actors, and the way we gawk along like obedeient sheep.

If you missed it last night, you're only option (for now) is Tidal. So sheep on over to Tidal.com if you need your fix right now.

Mykki Blanco "High School Never Ends" (Matt Lambert, dir.)

Some things never change... Not for those who were different in high school, not for star-crossed lovers, and especially not for Mykki Blanco in this epic tale of love/loss.

Matt Lambert, director:  "To me the film is nothing more than a story of love and hate. It's a love story wrapped in the cyclical nature of conflict that humans seem to thrive on. It's a story of the moral relativity and polarizing forces of humanism and a simultaneous misanthropy that seems to live in all of us."

Desiigner "Panda" (Paul Geusebroek, dir.)

Welcome to the murky world of Desiigner where things are criminal, off-kilter and dangerously addictive (especially the desire to get a Mercedes X6, be it the black Phantom or the Panda white version).

A bold video — thanks in part to creative directors Kanye West and Paul Geusebroek — especially for a song that's become an unlikely pop smash.

Rihanna "Bitch Better Have My Money" (Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Megaforce, dir.)

And you thought owing money to Stitches was a precarious situation? That's nothing compared to what Rihanna is prepared to do when she comes to collect. In this case, an unlucky trophy wife gets subjected to various punishments that range from cruel to unusual, but that's nothing compared to what happens to the deadbeat and decadent accountant who's really the target of RiRi and her girl gang's dirty deeds.

Let's just say there will be blood, and boobs, so consider this one NSFW — unless you work in collections and need a role model.

Pharrell and Directors We Are From L.A. Win Best Music Video Grammy

As with most categories, the Grammy for Best Music Video is untelevised and doled out well before the main telecast. And the winner is...

Best Music Video

Pharrell "Happy" (We Are From L.A., dir.)  Kathleen Heffernan, Solal Micenmacher, Jett Steiger, producers (Columbia, label)

PS: Wouldn't it have been cool if the 24 hour-long-version — still up in all its glory at 24hoursofhappy.com — had won Best Longform aka Best Music Video Film. (Not Spoiler Alert: That Grammy went to 20 Feet From Stardom