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Memorable VMA Moments

See what crazy things have happened in the history of the VMA Awards

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    The most memorable and viral moment in VMA history is Kanye West's infamous interruption during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech during the 2009 VMAs. The dialogue became Kanye's most quotable words: "Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you, and I'm going to let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time".

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    Lady Gaga wins most outrageous outfit during the 2010 VMAs, where she made her appearance in a meat dress.

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    Madonna's unforgettable performance of Like a Virgin during the 1984 VMAs created some controversy.

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    Marilyn Manson managed to pull off both a memorable outfit and performance during the 1998 VMAs of his performance of The Dope Show. He shocked the audience with his skintight latex suit and fake boobs.

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    Things got awkward in 2002 when Britney Spears was supposed to present Michael Jackson with a birthday cake, but instead seemed to award him with the "Artist of the Millenium Award." MJ accepted the award graciously, and everyone just sort of went along with it.

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    There have been a number of standout performances during the VMAs, but one of the most memorable belongs to Lady Gaga during her bloody performance of Paparazzi during the 2009 VMAs.

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    Many stars spend a lot of time figuring out what to wear to award shows, but not Tommy Lee, who decided to show up at the 1999 VMAs in a trench coat -- and nothing else.

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    During the 2003 VMAs, Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera got together for a remake of Like a Virgin, which included the now-famous Britney Spears/Madonna lip lock. Christina planted one on Madge too!

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    After going viral on YouTube, OK Go performed their synchronized treadmill routine live at the 2006 VMAs in what became a remarkable performance.

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    Michael Jackson surprised everyone by performing with *NSYNC during the 2001 VMAs after a four year break.

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    Lil' Kim was added to the list of unforgettable VMA outfits when she showed up at the 1999 VMAs revealing a little too much.

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    It was supposed to be Britney's grand comeback performance, but instead went down as one of the worst as she bombed her performance of Gimme More at the 2007 VMAs with bad lip singing and lazy choreography.

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    During the 2011 VMAs, Beyonce dominated the stage with her energetic performance of Love on Top and ended by revealing her pregnancy and new baby bump.

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    While most singers stick to the stage for their performances, Chris Brown took it to the next level by flying over the audience during his performance of Smells Like Teen Spirit.

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    Another memorable kiss in VMA history belongs to Michael Jackson and then-wife, Lisa Marie Presley. The pair shared a passionate kiss on stage during the 1994 VMAs.

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    This was definitely one of the first memorable outfits in VMA history... Howard Stern appeared as 'Fartman' during the 1992 VMAs.

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    Lady Gaga always shocks the crowd with her wardrobe, but during the 2011 VMAs she shook everyone up with a gender change.

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    Singer Pink performed mid air on a set of lips! She's been a swinging songstress ever since!

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    Rihanna gets a little extra love from A$AP Rocky during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

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