There was a minor accident at 2012 MTV Video Music Awards when Katy Perry handed One Direction their Best Pop Video prize. The West Coast artist accidentally sent the Moonman's flag flying across the floor when she congratulated the five British boys with a kiss.
Katy kissed Niall Horan first before moving to Harry Styles. Every time she moved from one boy to another, she made a gesture with her hand, which held the Moonman, to give the next boy a room for a kiss. It went well until she swang the trophy a little too fast when moving to kiss Liam Payne.
The incident didn't dampen the boys' spirit though. "Wow, thank you very much Katy. Thanks for the kiss. Thank you so much. We've grown up watching this show. And to even be here is an honor and to collect one of these is absolutely incredible," Niall said while proudly showing off the trophy to the crowd.
Liam, who held the broken flag, cracked a joke about it, "I just want to say we've had this award for two seconds and already we broke it so there's a good start." Regardless, he gushed, "It's amazing to be here. I also want to say a massive thank you to our team backstage."
One Direction won a total of three awards at the event, leading the full winner list. Their two other prizes were Most Share-Worthy Video for "What Makes You Beautiful" and Best New Artist. They also performed one of their hit singles "One Thing" live.