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Daft Punk's VMAs Performance Never Happened

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Daft Punk did not perform at the VMAs. | Getty

Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards didn't fulfill one big promise: Daft Punk's supposed VMA performance -- which would have followed a fumbled booking and cancellation on the "Colbert Report" -- never happened.

The French electro demi-gods were supposed to perform on Colbert's show earlier in August, but cancelled because they had also been booked to appear at the Barclays Center. Though they didn't perform, they were joined by Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers (who appear on "Get Lucky") to present the award for Best Female Video to Taylor Swift for "I Knew You Were Trouble."

The Huffington Post reached out to reps for MTV and Daft Punk and will update this post if comment is received. A 1-minute preview of a video for "Lose Yourself to Dance," another song off "Random Access Memories" which features Nile Rodgers and Pharrell, did debut:


Daft Punk aside, MTV pulled out all the stops in terms of booking performers for this year's One Direction-hosted VMAs. The network brought Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore, Kanye West and more to Brooklyn. Perry performed from a "secret" location that was not disclosed prior to showtime, and Timberlake joined in an *NSYNC reunion that celebrated his Michael Jackson Vanguard Award win. Live updates from the night are available below the following gallery.

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The 2013 MTV VMAs were something else. Thanks for joining!

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Katy Perry performed "Roar" for the first time, and it was glorious.

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With a silly voice.

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Let's remember this:

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He loved it.

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Drake shifts into "Started From The Bottom," obviously.

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Because when he isn't taking photos with Taylor Swift, he's a great rapper.

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Because why not?

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He thanks God, his publicist and his "Mahomies."

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After having a major year with the breakout success of their hit single "Thrift Shop" and the follow-up "Can't Hold Us," Macklemore and Ryan Lewis hit the stage at MTV's Video Music Awards to perform their song "Same Love."

Click here for more on Macklemore's MTV VMA performance.

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Oh, OK.

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After being introduced by NBA player Jason Collins and A$AP Rocky.

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One Direction for "Best Song Ever," which was clearly not the best song of the summer, but #mtv.

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