5 most remembered scandals in the history of the MTV VMAs

Despite the extraordinary conditions derived from the still latent coronavirus outbreak, Tonight today – August 30 – another edition of the MTV Video Music Awards will take place 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.

Without a doubt, this new edition of the VMAs will go down in history for taking place in the midst of the pandemic; however, It is not the first time that the ceremony gives something to talk about; That is why here we show you the five most memorable scandals in the history of the MTV VMAs.

Krist Novoselic almost lost consciousness (1992)

It was the year of 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 landing on his head, knocking him to the ground. For a moment, the attendees thought that Novoselic had lost consciousness.

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress (2010)

At the 2010 MTV VMAs edition, Lady Gaga swept not only with the awards, as the interpreter took eight statuettes, including Best Video of the Year for ‘Bad Romance‘. However, what gave the most talk was his striking wardrobe, Well, Gaga came with a dress made of nothing more and nothing less than raw meat.

Although she received various criticisms, especially from PETA, as well as various activists, the singer expressed that her wardrobe was a protest. “To me it means that if we don’t firmly stand up for what we believe in and fight for our rights, soon we will have the same rights as a piece of meat. And I’m not a piece of meat”Gaga expressed.

The ‘twerk’ of Miley Cyrus (2013)

The presence of Miley Cyrus at the 2013 MTV VMAs gave a lot to talk about, since the artist had recently detached from her role in Disney, not to mention that her engagement to Liam Hemsworth had come to an end; so Miley’s attitude used to be quite provocative, and what better way to demonstrate it than on the VMAs stage, where she gave a unique presentation by doing ‘twerk‘ with Robin Thicke to the beat of the hit ‘Blurred Lines’.

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 have expected that at the end the ‘Queen of Pop’ would proceed to passionately kiss Christina and Britney.

Kanye ruins Taylor Swift’s delivery (2009)

Years have passed since the rivalry between Kanye West and Taylor Swift came to light, and it is that, one of the main events that resulted in this feud was the 2009 MTV VMAs; edition in which Swift won the award for ‘Best Female Performer Video’ for ‘you belong with me‘.

However, West disagreed with the result; well the interpreter of ‘No more parties in LA‘ came onstage to grab Taylor’s microphone as she was receiving her award, pointing out that the award should have gone to Beyoncé for the ‘Single Ladies’ video.

There is no doubt that the MTV Video Music Awards always give something to talk about. Here we leave you the list of all 2020 MTV VMA nominees; remember that you can still vote for the best ‘Push’ artist; since the voting for the rest of the categories closed on August 23.

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5 most remembered scandals in the history of the MTV VMAs