21 Craziest Moments from the MTV Video Music Awards

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It's almost time for the VMAs again!

Will another artist announce she's pregnant? Will Miley Cyrus hump another grown man? Will Kanye West interrupt another speech?

Check out the 21 craziest moments from the Video Music Awards over the past 30 years and prepare for whatever will go down on stage and off this summer.

1. Like a Virgin

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.

2. Wow...You're Weird

Wow...You're Weird
"Weird Al" Yankovic proved in 1989 that the he would be good if there was a tailor made role for him acting as the crowd noise. Audiences were less than impressed with the way he was screaming "woo" at them when they got excited for an act. Even Jasmine Guy got all the wrong vibes from him.

3. Howard's Johnson

Howard's Johnson
In 1992, shock jock Howard Stern appeared on stage dressed as his alter ego Fartman, complete with a huge prosthetic Johnson and bare backside.

4. Nirvana's Surprise Performance

Nirvana's Surprise Performance
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain never really settled into the limelight like his bass guitarist bandmate Krist Novoselic who guzzled champagne before they shocked the world by playing "Rape Me" unexpectedly during their performance. Krist threw his guitar into the air and instead of catching it with his hands caught it with his face.

5. Beasties Vs. R.E.M

Beasties Vs. R.E.M
When R.E.M. won an award the Beastie Boys believed should have been theirs, they busted into Michael Stipe's acceptance speech with "THIS IS A FARCE!" Nice going, guys.

6. Van Halen Reunites

Van Halen Reunites
When Van Halen reunited on the stage in 1996, the world rejoiced! The band was back together! And then the balloon deflated when Eddie Van Halen's body language told the real story: These guys hated each other.

7. The Poison Apple

The Poison Apple
Fiona Apple won a best new artist award in 1997 and promptly bit the hand that fed her. The then-20 year old called the entire industry "bullsh*t."

8. Boobies On Display

Boobies On Display
Prosthetic boobs and kissing cops shocked the crowd at the VMAs in 1998.

9. A Little Help From My Friends

A Little Help From My Friends
Remember that time Diana Ross felt up Lil Kim on the stage in 1999? HOW CAN YOU FORGET?!

10. Rage Against the...Something...

Rage Against the...Something...
Rage Against the Machine performed a set during which Tim Commerford scaled the set scaffolding and refused to come down. It was later revealed that his Tarzan impression was a Michael Moore-fueled stunt.

11. BUY IT!

BUY IT!
Macy Gray used her 2001 stint to promote her new album. It was creative, but a bit out there.

12. The Millenium Award That Wasn't

The Millenium Award That Wasn't
Britney Spears presented Michael Jackson with a 44th birthday cake during the 2002 VMAs and said he was the "artist of the millenium" TO HER. But MJ thought the styrofoam cake was a legit award and gave a thank you speech. For the award that wasn't. AWK-WARD.

13. Moby Gets Mobbed

Moby Gets Mobbed
Eminem, for reasons no one's really sure about, decided he hated Moby. (Does Eminem need a reason?) He launched an attack against the techno-musician in 2002 complete with Insult the Comic Dog in his corner.

14. Threesome

Threesome
It was the kiss(es) heard round the world when Madonna locked lips and tipped tongues with both Britney AND Christina in 2003. But since everyone knew it was coming, it was a little less than shocking.

15. Gimme (No) More

Britney Spears' 2007 appearance at the VMAs was supposed to signify her return to fame and stardom. Instead, "Gimme More" turned into Gimme NO MORE EVER and almost ruined her career.

16. Ima Let You Finish

But Kanye West had one of the douchiest and whackiest VMA moments ever when he interrupted Taylor Swift's speech in 2009 to rant about how Beyonce was better.

17. Nice to MEAT You

Nice to MEAT You
Lady Gaga rocked a MEAT DRESS in 2011 which will forever and always be known as the grossest, smelliest, worst fashion faux pas EVER.

18. Beyonce's Baby Bump

Beyonce's Baby Bump
Beyonce surprised the world with the reveal of her 5-months-pregnant baby bump at the 2011 VMAs.

19. What a Drag

What a Drag
Once again, Lady Gaga makes the list for her surprising fashion choices. In 2011, Mother Monster dressed like a man for the awards show.

20. Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus blurred the lines of public decency during the 2013 VMAs and this performance is said to have led to the downfall of Thicke's marriage.

21. Free Nipples

Free Nipples
"Oh, sorry, my tits out?" Miley asked the camera as she suffered a wardrobe malfunction in 2015. It was only a matter of time.

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