There are always surprises at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, but one of the most talked-about moments at the show happened during Rihanna's kick-off performance of the remix of 'Cockiness (I Love It)' with A$AP Rocky.

As the title of the song suggests, the Harlem rapper got a little, um, cocky, and near the end of the song, he grabbed a handful of RiRi's booty before leaning in for a kiss on the cheek (pun intended). Rihanna didn't seem bothered with being groped onstage, and playfully pushed Rocky away.

Their intimate moment was surprising given the fact that Rihanna's ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, was sitting in the audience watching the performance. But we figure he didn't mind since he was later photographed kissing Rihanna at the event. Footage verifying the smooch has sparked rumors that the couple have rekindled their relationship, despite Brown dating his current boo Karrueche Tran.

In the end, everyone came out a winner. A$AP Rocky grabbed one of the most sought-after backsides in pop music, Breezy won a moonman trophy for Best Male Video and Rihanna nabbed the coveted Video of the Year award (for 'We Found Love').

Watch Rihanna's 2012 MTV VMA Performance Feat. A$AP Rocky