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Remember when MTV (music television) actually used to play music videos on TV? Yeah, we do too. Pour one out for the good ol' days...

After three years of airing 'round-the-clock music, MTV unleashed a phenomenon known as Video Music Awards upon the world in 1984.

The idea? To celebrate the artists that brought our favorite tunes to life on the small screen and intersperse said awards with live performances from those very artists.

That was probably where MTV went wrong. Or very, very right.

What happened after that first very crazy VMA show in 1984 when Madonna's "Like a Virgin" took on new life was that the ante was summarily upped.

Every musical act to come would need to bring their A-Game if they'd make headlines the next morning. Plenty of them, from Madge to Miley, managed to do just fine.

In honor of the 30th MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, let's take a walk down memory lane to relive the 17 craziest moments in VMA history ...

Like a Virgin
Madonna didn't intend to writhe around on the stage during her 1984 performance of "Like a Virgin." She lost one of her shoes and the rest became history.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

As evidenced by the reveal of North West last week, Kanye West is the father of an adorable, healthy baby girl.

But that doesn't mean the artist is suddenly in a bright and shiny mood.

Kanye took to the MTV Vide Music Awards stage last night for a very dark rendition of "Blood on the Leaves," a track off the album "Yeezus."

With the act, the 36-year old tied Madonna for most performances in show history - and he did so without cutting off Taylor Swift or any winner this year! West has come so far.

Watch him do his unique thing now:

We know how Kim Kardashian felt about her man on stage, Tweeting soon afterward:

“Best performance of the night @kanyewest !!!!!!!!!”

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Apparently Kanye West and his "Perfect Bitch" can actually do something aside from pose for the paparazzi.

In a new spot for the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye and Kim Kardashian are actually seen interacting for the first time (for marketing purposes, of course), as they appear opposite comedian/event host Kevin Hart. The subject of the commercial?

Threesomes and couple nicknames, of course. Topics very close to Kim's heart.

Watch now and learn what moniker Hart wants to give the three, along with the way in which the conversation somehow turns to white hoods and KKK. Does this make you want to watch the VMAs on September 6? Or bludgeon your TV screen with a sledge hammer?

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It was billed as a surprise performance, but word leaked out well ahead of time.

Still, the crowd went crazy at last night's MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye West and new father-to-be (!!!!!!!!!!) Jay-Z took to the stage for a rendition of "Otis." Off their mega-hit album "Watch the Throne," the single features each artist doing his talented thing.

Watch for yourself:

Among other VMA performance clips, watch a tribute to Britney Spears NOW and a strange opening from Lady Gaga HERE.

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Was this the song written for Taylor Swift?

At last night's MTV Video Awards, Kanye West introduced "Runaway" to the crowd, a single that started with the rapper going solo on a synthesizer before chanting: "You've been putting up with my s–– for way too long."

A week prior to the event, in an effort to apologize for last year's VMA catastrophe, West said he had penned a song for Swift. It's unclear if this was actually it, as subsequent lyrics included:

"Let's have a toast for the douchebags. Let's have a toast for the a------s. Let's have a toast for the scumbags. Let's have a toast for the jerkoffs. Baby, I got a plan. Runaway fast as you can."

Listen to Kanye's "Runaway" below and then compare it to Taylor's "Innocent," which also premiered at the ceremony and which was likely meant as a response to West. What an unexpected rivalry/friendship, huh?

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Michael Jackson, amazing. Michael Phelps, amazing... He's a real f---in' person; he makes mistakes.

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Yo, Taylor. I'm really happy for you. I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.

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