2009 VMAs: From Kanye and Taylor to Lady Gaga's blood bath performance

Imma let you finish, but...

It's hard to believe it's been a decade since the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards. And with the 2019 VMA's around the corner, we're taking a look back at some of the most culturally significant moments from the show.

There was the Kanye and Taylor Swift fallout that started the years-long saga (still happening to this day). The then-32-year-old rapper famously walked on stage to interrupt Swift's acceptance of Best Female Video. It was a night in pop culture nobody will ever forget.

Lady Gaga won the award for Best New Artist, marking one of the first times the world got a taste of her art-pop performances. 

From Pink and Shakira's identical Balmain dresses to Janet Jackson's tribute to her brother, the King of Pop, who died earlier that year, take a read through the gallery below for some of the most iconic moments from the 2009 VMAs.

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Kanye West rushed on stage to interrupt a then 19-year-old Taylor Swifts acceptance of best Female Video Award for "You Belong With Me,' after it beat out Beyoncé's "Single Ladies," video.

As the saying goes, "Imma let you finish but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time." -- Perhaps one of the most iconic pop culture moments to date. 

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Singer Lady Gaga onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Lady Gaga accepts her award from Eminem onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Pink stepped out in the red carpet wearing the exact Balmain dress as Shakira. Click the next photo to see!

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Shakira and Pink had an identical twinning moment at 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer Pink performs onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Host Russell Brand speaks onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Janet Jackson onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer Beyonce performs onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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The 2019 MTV VMAs will air live on Monday August 26 at 8/7c only on MTV. Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will be hosting the night and Missy Elliott is set to take home the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award.

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