People love great television, especially awards shows like the MTV VMAs where hundreds of artists gather annually to celebrate the top music videos of the year. The show has become popular for its jarring and shocking moments as much as the actual awards. In anticipation of the big night (September 12, 2010), check out our top 10 list of the most wildest and jaw dropping moments in VMA history.
From the bizarre opening act by a seemingly sedated and winded [lastfm]Britney Spears[/lastfm], a stage invasion by a furious [lastfm]Kanye West[/lastfm] during [lastfm]Taylor Swift[/lastfm]’s acceptance speech to an actual brawl between [lastfm]Kid Rock[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Tommy Lee[/lastfm], these are the Top 10 Memorable VMA Moments. Watch them all below and be sure to check out great lists and galleries by our friends at Radio.com’s Daily Top 10.
10. OK GO performs “Here It Goes Again”
Ever since [lastfm]OK Go[/lastfm] performed their synchronized treadmill dance routine at the 2006 MTV VMAs, they went from being a viral sensation to bonafide Pop stars.
9. Lady Gaga and Kermit The Frog
There were tons of hot couples like [lastfm]Beyonce [/lastfm]and [lastfm]Jay-Z[/lastfm] at the 2009 MTV VMAs, but [lastfm]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] and her date Kermit the Frog were the beyond the most fabulous that night.
8. Britney Spears Gives Up
Britney Spears’ VMA 2007 opening number was meant to be her big comeback, but instead the fallen Pop idol gave nothing but a underwhelming performance.
7. Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera Kiss
In 2003, all three pop queens lip-locked and shocked the world during a performance of [lastfm]Madonna[/lastfm]’s “Like A Virgin.”
6. Triumph vs. Moby vs. Eminem
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog interviewed celebrities on the red carpet in 2002. The entire video is hilarious, but moment worth noting is when [lastfm]Eminem[/lastfm] gets into a scuffle with the dog puppet operated by comedy writer Robert Smigel. Who knew [lastfm]Moby[/lastfm] could make people so mad?
5. Kid Rock vs. Tommy Lee
At the 2007 VMAs, Pamela Anderson’s ex-flames [lastfm]Kid Rock[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Tommy Lee[/lastfm]ended up brawling. Both were thrown out, and Rock was charged with misdemeanor battery.
4. Courtney Love and Madonna Cat Fight
[lastfm]Courtney Love[/lastfm] interrupts Madonna’s VMA red carpet interview with Kurt Loder. Classic moment is when Courtney apologizes to Kurt (watch @4:55 mark) and said, “Was I bumming you out, were you guys talking astrophysics or something?”
3. Bruno’s (aka Sacha Baron Cohen) Butt Prank on Eminem
For a moment, many questioned if the controversial Bruno and Eminem incident at the 2009 VMAs was completely staged. If it was a mere accident, wouldn’t you think a real Slim Shady would’ve punched him the face?
2. Britney Spears Presents Michael Jackson with the “Artist of the Millennium Award”
This was probably the most embarrassing yet memorable moments in VMA history. In 2002, Michael Jackson’s birthday fell on the same day as the awards show. Britney Spears was asked to present him with a cake. During her speech, she called Michael “the artist of the millennium” but no such award exists. Then things took a turn for the weird…
1. Kanye West and Taylor Swift
Mr. West spoiled Taylor Swift’s victory moment when he ran up on stage, grabbed her mic and said, “Yo Taylor. I’m really happy for you. I’m going to let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!”
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