Despite the extraordinary conditions derived from the still latent coronavirus outbreak, tonight – August 30 – another edition of the MTV Video Music Awards will be held at the Barclays Center, in New York. The gala must comply with health protocols, such as social distancing; in addition, attendance at the venue will be limited, in such a way as to prevent possible new infections.
Undoubtedly, this new edition of the VMAs will go down in history for being developed in the midst of the pandemic; Nevertheless, It is not the first time that the ceremony has given something to talk about; That is why here we show you the five most remembered scandals in the history of the MTV VMAs.
Krist Novoselic Almost Blacked Out (1992)
It was the year 1992 when Nirvana took over the VMAs stages to perform one of their hits of the moment ‘Lithium‘. The presentation was so energetic that Kris Novoselic decided to conclude the number with the unexpected launch of his bass into the air, which ended up falling on his head, knocking him to the ground. For a moment, the attendees thought Novoselic had lost consciousness.
Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress (2010)
On the 2010 MTV VMAs, Lady Gaga swept not only the awards, as the interpreter won eight statuettes, including Best Video of the Year for ‘Bad romance‘. However, what gave the most to talk about was his striking wardrobe, Well, Gaga came with a dress made of nothing more and nothing less than raw meat.
Although it received several criticisms, especially from PETA, as well as several activists, the singer expressed that her wardrobe was a protest. “For me it means that if we do not firmly claim what we believe in and do not fight for our rights, we will soon have the same rights as a piece of meat. And I am not a piece of meat “Gaga expressed.
Miley Cyrus’s ‘twerk’ (2013)
Miley Cyrus’s presence at the 2013 MTV VMAs gave a lot to talk about, as the artist had recently detached herself from her role at Disney, not to mention that her engagement with Liam Hemsworth had come to an end; so Miley’s attitude used to be quite provocative, and what better way to show it than on the VMAs stage, where she gave a unique performance by doing ‘twerk‘with Robin Thicke to the beat of the hit’ Blurred Lines’.
Today marks exactly SIX YEARS ago since @Miley Cyrus‘controversial, yet iconic & pop culture defining, performance at the 2013 MTV VMAs.
The performance received over 300K tweets a minute & went viral all across the globe. A moment in pop culture history no one will EVER forget. pic.twitter.com/TEwuYtZxjT
– The Miley Times (@TheMileyTimes) August 25, 2019
The Kiss of Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera (2003)
During the 2003 VMAs, Madonna, Britney and Christina starred in one of the most controversial moments in the history of the awards, as The singers shared the stage to star in an unforgettable musical number, however, no one would expect that in the end the ‘Queen of Pop’ would proceed to passionately kiss Christina and Britney.
Kanye ruins Taylor Swift’s delivery (2009)
It has been years since the rivalry between Kanye West and Taylor Swift came to light, and that is, one of the main events that resulted in this feud was the 2009 MTV VMAs; edition in which Swift won the award for ‘Best video of a female performer’ for ‘You Belong with me‘.
However, West disagreed with the result; then the interpreter of ‘No more parties in LA‘took the stage to take the microphone from Taylor as she received her award, noting that the award must have gone to Beyoncé for the’ Single Ladies’ video.
TBT to when Kanye West took the stage of the MTV Video Music Awards to interrupt Taylor Swift’s speech 🔙😲 pic.twitter.com/UJ8dZtR7rX
– Radio Canal 100 (@ radiocanal100) April 12, 2018
There is no doubt that the MTV Video Music Awards always have something to talk about. Here we leave you the list of all the nominees for the MTV VMAs of this 2020; remember that you can still vote for the best artist ‘Push’; since the voting for the rest of the categories closed on August 23rd.
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5 Most Remembered Scandals in MTV VMA History