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Chris Brown Is Sitting Near Sam Smith, And Other MTV VMA Seating Chart Revelations

08/21/2014 05:34 pm ET | Updated Aug 22, 2014

Remember when saving the seat next to you for your best friend on the first day of school? Well, pop stars aren't quite so lucky on one of music's biggest nights of the year. The Huffington Post got a sneak peek at the seating chart for Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, and ended up with more questions than answers.

Who are they putting next to Beyonce? Where is Jay Z? Why haven't Gwen Stefani and Taylor Swift ever done a song together? And why -- seriously why -- did Chris Brown wind up near Sam Smith? Check out highlights below:

Beyonce beyonce

Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne minajlilwayne

Taylor Swift & Gwen Stefani taylorswift

Gwen Stefani & Maroon 5 gwenmaroon5

2 Chainz & Juicy J 2chainzjuicyj

Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea ariannaiggy

Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX iggycharli

Lorde & Demi Lovato lordedemi

Katy Perry & Miley Cyrus katymiley

Jessie J & Usher jessiejusher

Wiz Khalifa & Childish Gambino wizchildish

Sam Smith & Ed Sheeran samsmithedsheeran

And the weirdest pairing of all goes to ...

Chris Brown & Sam Smith chrisbrownsamsmith

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