The wildest wardrobe choices in American Music Awards show history

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The wildest wardrobe choices in American Music Awards show history

Jenny from the Block channeled some Miami heat for her tribute to famous singer Celia Cruz at the 2013 AMAs. Check out the skirt on that dress! (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

She was the cat's meow! Miley Cyrus wore this two-piece kitty leotard for her performance at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez made a series of skimpy outfit changes at the 2013 American Music Awards, starting with this glittery leotard with cutouts along the side for her performance. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Mariah Carey performed "Don't Forget About Us" at the 33rd Annual American Music Awards in this super sexy dress, which had a booty-baring slit. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
This outfit didn't exactly go over well. Katy Perry donned a geisha dress for the 2013 American Music Awards and caused quite a bit of backlash. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Dear Janet Jackson, Davy Crockett called and he wants his outfit back. Jackson wore this strange leather number to the 2009 awards show.(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2009/FilmMagic)

Leave it to Rihanna to catch everyone's eye. The stunning singer donned a white, bandage-style jumpsuit for the 2009 AMAs. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2009/FilmMagic)

Lady Gaga made a pretty serious statement in a bone-like leotard at the 2009 AMAs. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2009/FilmMagic)

While this wasn't exactly a wild dress, it was certainly a head-turner. "Glee" star Naya Rivera took the plunge in this black number at the 2013 awards. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Rihanna showed off her taut tummy in this gothic skirt and bra combo at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Surprise it's a skirt and a pair of pants! Lil' Mama donned this unusual number for the 2013 American Music Awards. Naturally, she dyed her hair to match. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

Sorry DJ Mafia, this denim disaster was a red carpet fail. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2012/Getty Images for AMA)

Despite the warm temps outside, Nicki Minaj looked ready for winter int his snow bunny-esue ensemble at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

Nicki Minaj had quite a signature style in 2011. The hitmaker wore this green monstrosity on the red carpet, which stood out against her pink hair. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)NICKI MINAJ

Bringing back the jumpsuit, Nicole Lacy? This unfortunate look Lacy wore to the 33rd Annual American Music Awards didn't do her any favors. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

While her outfit was relatively tame, Lady Gaga's entrance at the 2013 American Music Awards wasn't. The "Born This Way" singer took a ride on a horse -- which was powered by a couple strong gents. Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Back in 2007, Beyonce nearly had a wardrobe malfunction in this gold strapless gown, which barely covered her bodacious bod. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
That's one hair-raising look! Ke$ha hit the 38th Annual American Music Awards with troll-like tresses and a black streamer dresss. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
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The American Music Awards are notorious for great performances and memorable moments, but the awards show is also a playground for stars and their fashion!

Pop divas lead the pack for the wild looks with Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Mariah Carey notably wearing skimpy outfits to the awards show on multiple occasions.

While most sexy ensembles are reserved for the red carpet, many of the craziest looks are on the stage. Lady Gaga famously donned a bone-like jumpsuit for her performance in 2009 and Katy Perry got into hot water over her geisha ensemble in 2013.

Check out some of the most interesting looks in American Music Awards history.

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