MTV VMAs: 10 craziest moments of past years

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The MTV Video Music Awards are never without over-the-top performances and buzz-worthy moments, and this year's show is sure to be no different.

But before Miley Cyrus takes the stage to host the 32nd annual ceremony on Sunday night, THR looks back at ten of the VMAs' craziest antics from previous years.

Also take a look back at last year's VMAs' red carpet:

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Amber Rose arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Amber Rose, left, and Wiz Khalifa arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) TV host Sway Calloway, rapper Wiz Khalifa and model Amber Rose attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress/singer Ariana Grande attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress/singer Ariana Grande (fashion detail) attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Taylor Swift attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Dancer Julianne Hough attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Taylor Swift attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Iggy Azalea attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress/singer Ariana Grande arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Gwen Stefani attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Nicki Minaj attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actors Dylan Sprayberry (L) and Tyler Posey attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: TV personality Rocsi Diaz attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Model Natalie Gal attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Solange attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Rapper Wiz Khalifa (L) and model Amber Rose attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
Sarah Hyland arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Jordin Sparks attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress Laverne Cox attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress Victoria Justice attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Kesha attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Recording artists Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, and Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Jessie J attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Rita Volk attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Charlie XCX arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artists Fifth Harmony attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Mary Lambert attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Model Jourdan Dunn attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Model Olivia Culpo (L) and recording artist Nick Jonas attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Usher attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Demi Lovato attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress Chloe Grace Moretz attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Nina Dobrev attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Kelly Rowland attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Sam Smith attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Rita Ora attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Snoop Dogg (L) and Cori Broadus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: TV personality Kim Kardashian attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: TV personality Kim Kardashian attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Chris Brown attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Musicians Adam Levine (L) and Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5 attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress Uzo Aduba attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: TV personality Ingrid Nilsen attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Model Chanel Iman attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Jennifer Lopez attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Usher attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Laverne Cox arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Models Kylie Jenner (L) and Kendall Jenner take selfies at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actress Sarah Hyland attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Actor Darren Criss attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Model Kylie Jenner attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Model Kendall Jenner attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
DJ Cassidy arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Michelle Williams attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
Ashley Rickards arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Rapper Riff Raff (L) and singer Katy Perry attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Diplo and Katy Perry attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Beyonce attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
Amber Rose arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
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1. Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift's acceptance speech.

Perhaps the most buzzed about moment of all, Kanye West rushed the stage in the middle of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech soon after the pop star was awarded a moonman for best female video at the 2009 VMAs. Claiming that her music video for "You Belong With Me" wasn't worthy of the prize, the rapper told her, "Yo, Taylor -; I'm really happy for you. Imma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time." Beyonce later brought Swift back to the stage to properly present her speech when she won the night's biggest honor, video of the year. "I remember being 17 years old up for my first MTV award with Destiny's Child, and it was one of the most exciting moments in my life," she told the audience. "So, I'd like for Taylor to come out and have her moment."

2. Madonna smooches Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

Before Madonna made headlines for laying one on Drake during her surprise guest set at this year's Coachella festival, the singer turned heads when she kissed both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during their joint performance of "Like a Virgin" and "Hollywood" at the 2003 awards show.

3. Rage Against the Machine's Tim Commerford rages against Limp Bizkit.

In 2000, Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford climbed atop a 15-foot-tall set piece onstage in protest after Limp Bizkit won the moonman for best rock video. Commerford refused to come down and was subsequently arrested and spent the night in jail.

4. Fiona Apple declares "this world is bullshit."

At the 1997 VMAs, Fiona Apple decided to skip all of the "thank yous" during her acceptance speech for best new artist, and instead, used her time at the podium to deliver a poignant message. "I didn't prepare a speech and I'm sorry, but I'm glad that I didn't because I'm not gonna do this like everybody else does it," the singer said. "What I wanna say is ... this world is bullshit. You shouldn't model your life about what you think we think is cool and what we're wearing and what we're saying and everything. Go with yourself."

5. Michael Jackson receives the nonexistent "artist of the millennium" award.

A miscommunication at the 2000 VMAs led to Michael Jackson delivering a heartfelt acceptance speech for an award that didn't exist. That year, MTV planned to allocate some show time to celebrate the King of Pop's birthday. But when Britney Spears introduced Jackson onstage as someone she considers to be the "artist of the millennium," Jackson mistakenly thought he was receiving an official award for that title.

6. Miley Cyrus waves her foam finger.

The "Wrecking Ball" singer joined Robin Thicke onstage for a racy performance of his hit "Blurred Lines," during which Cyrus twerked in front of Thicke and made suggestive gestures with a foam finger. Following the show, the FCC became flooded with complaints from outraged viewers who deemed the performance "crude" and "shameful."

7. Lady Gaga arrives as Jo Calderone.

Though Lady Gaga was absent from the 2011 awards show, her alter-ego, Jo Calderone, made an appearance. The pop star, donning a black blazer, sideburns and a black wig, stayed in character for the entire ceremony, even while performing her single "You and I." One year prior, Lady Gaga shocked attendees and viewers when she arrived at the show wearing a dress made of raw meat.

8. Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch rushes the stage.

Before Kanye West cut Taylor Swift's speech off back in 2009, Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch was the first to do it. In 1994, Yauch, dressed as his alter-ego Nathaniel Hornblower, stormed the stage as R.E.M. accepted their award for best director for "Everybody Hurts." Declaring, "This is an outrage! This is a farce!" Yauch argued that Spike Jonze should have won the award for directing Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" music video.

9. Diana Ross gets handsy with Lil' Kim.

While presenting the award for best hip-hop video in 1999, Diana Ross got up-close and a little too personal with Lil' Kim, who came to the show wearing a purple jumpsuit that revealed her left breast (which she covered with a pasty). Instead of greeting the rapper with a customary hug or handshake, Ross reached over and gave her co-presenter's exposed breast a jiggle.

10. Beyonce debuts her baby bump.

Beyonce performed her single "Love on Top" at the 2011 awards show dressed in a modest blazer and black slacks. At the end of her set, she unbuttoned her blazer and exposed her growing baby bump, publicly announcing her pregnancy for the first time and garnering rousing applause from the audience (and husband Jay Z who was standing in front).


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