08/25/2013 11:45 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Daft Punk's VMAs Performance Never Happened


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:

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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.

08/25/2013 11:26 PM EDT

That's It For The VMAs

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

08/25/2013 11:26 PM EDT

No, Boo!

08/25/2013 11:20 PM EDT

Here's Her Roar

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

08/25/2013 11:18 PM EDT

The Video Of The Year Winner Is ...

Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors."

08/25/2013 11:15 PM EDT

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Announces The MTV VMA For Video Of The Year

With a silly voice.

08/25/2013 11:12 PM EDT

In Case You Blinked During The VMAs

08/25/2013 11:08 PM EDT

So True

08/25/2013 11:07 PM EDT


08/25/2013 11:07 PM EDT

Because This Bruno Mars Performance Is Boring

Let's remember this:

08/25/2013 11:00 PM EDT

Lena Dunham Checks In