After welcoming her son Lorenzo on Aug. 26 with fiance Jionni LaValle, Snooki joined the cast of Jersey Shore -- via video! -- Thursday on the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards.

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"Hey, what's up bitches!" Snooki, 24, (real name: Nicole Polizzi) greeted Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, 30, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, 26, Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, 32, Vinny Guadagnino, 24, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, 25, and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, 26, in her video message. "Me, Jionni and Lorenzo wish we could be there with you guys at the VMAs, but Lorenzo is too little fist pump. And I'm working on my guidette status as a MILF."

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The first-time mom has been adjusting just fine to motherhood after giving birth. "Lorenzo loves waking mommy up! I never knew how excited I'd be to be woken up having to feed and change a diaper!" she tweeted Aug. 30. "I f---ing love him.

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And Snooki predicts her son will be a big star at the VMAs next year. "I hope you guys are missing me on the red carpet," she said in heartfelt message to her cast members, "but next year I will be there rocking my leopard print and Lorenzo is going to win a VMA for Best New Artist."

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