09/06/2012 10:29 pm ET Updated Sep 07, 2012

Rihanna's Butt Grabbed At VMAs: A$AP Rocky's Shocking Move At Video Music Awards (PHOTO)

Rihanna's performance of a new remix of "Cockiness (I Love It)" was made all the more buzzworthy by a surprisingly intimate moment near the end of the song. A$AP Rocky, the New York rapper who provided a guest verse for the track, leaned in close to Rihanna, put his mouth on her neck and openly grabbed Rihanna's backside.

The incident was made all the more interesting given the fact that Chris Brown -- the R&B singer recently re-linked to Rihanna, just years after brutally assaulting her -- was in the audience (Brown won a Moon Man for Best Male Video).

Here's a photo:

rihanna butt grab asap rocky

More photos from the evening:

2012 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet Arrivals


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