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Ariana Bacle
August 30, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Kanye West sometimes doesn’t look like he’s having the best time — there’s even an entire Tumblr dedicated to his more forlorn looks — but at this year’s Video Music Awards, the rapper was all smiles: He danced, he sang along, he joked around. See all his best reactions below.

Here’s West getting really into the Weeknd’s performance of “Can’t Feel My Face”:

But, oh no! That dancing got Little Kanye all tuckered out:

Don’t worry, though: He bounced right back.


And even felt playful enough to call back to that time he stole the spotlight from Taylor Swift:


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