Unlike most of the boring, humdrum award shows out there, you can always guarantee that a Jerry Springer-type moment will happen at the MTV Video Music Awards.
And with the likes of Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke, Drake and Justin Timberlake all scheduled to appear at the Barclays Center in New York on Sunday, we’re pretty sure that this year will be no different.
The festivities get underway at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic.
Here’s our picks for the top 5 craziest moments from the VMAs:
5. Lady Gaga’s meat dress, 2010
Never has an outfit that actually covered someone up caused this much controversy. The tongue-wagging pop star showed up on the red carpet dressed as a steak, and it made the front pages of every newspaper the next day.
4. Eminem threatens Moby, 2002
Their war of words came to a head when, after Slim Shady accepted the award for Best Male Video, (he) called the DJ a “little girl.” After hearing some cat calls coming from Moby’s seating area, Em then said, “I will beat up a man with glasses.”
3. Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley’s strange kiss, 1994
It will go down in history as one of the most uncomfortable award-opening moments on television. The newly-married couple attempted to show the world that they were indeed a legit pair, and it ended up working the opposite way. They lasted less than two years.
2. Kanye West ruins Taylor Swift’s moment in the sun, 2009
Kanye solidified his reputation as one of the biggest bad asses (or just an ass) around when he stormed the VMAs stage and hijacked (and overshadowed) Swift’s crowning achievement for Best Female Video that night. “Imma let you finish but…” became part of everyone’s vocabulary the next day.
1. Madonna & Britney kiss, 2003
Madonna attempted a phony “pass-the-torch” moment by locking lips with Britney Spears (as well as Christina Aguilera) at the 2003 VMAs that turned into tabloid fodder for months to come.