The kings and queens of hip-hop had themselves an epic post-VMA feast that left them too stuffed for words ... even with Kanye West front and center.
Kanye and Kim were joined Sunday night by Jay Z and Beyonce, Diddy and Cassie and Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys at Pasquale Jones in NYC after MTV's Video Music Awards.
The 4 power couples wined and dined with friends inside, and were all smiles until they stepped out ... where it was nothing but silence for paps.
Kanye gave a 7 minute speech at that night's award show, despite the 4 minute time limit. Looks like he let all the helium out early on.