Video Music Awards 2008

Best from the VMA Afterparties

PLUS: Backstage with Justin, Beyoncé and more in Las Vegas

LIL' MAMA

The 19-year-old "Lip Gloss" singer (and VMA nominee) leaves her security blanket at home but brings a blinged-out binky, taking it out long enough to define her inspiration: the birth of hip-pop.