Beyonce's pregnant belly, Jay-Z's grin set Twitter record on VMA night
Twitter confirms the barrage, which came as Beyonce opened her tuxedo top to rub her belly as a proud husband Jay-Z was congratulated by Kanye West, topped out at 8,868 Tweets per second.
That number topped previous Twitter records set by Women's World Cup soccer, the royal wedding and the death of Osama bin Laden.
The tweets didn't stop there, either. In a release (via Lost Remote), MTV claims more than 3 million VMA-related tweets went out during the broadcast.
To see what set off the latest high bar for tweets-per-second, have a look at this clip: