Unlike the stuffy Grammy’s or the over-rated Oscars , the MTV Video Music Awards is powered on scandals and controversies

Known as the ‘Oscars of the Youth’ – The VMA’s is always flodded with 20th something cool lukes , unlike the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards which is usually filled with prepubescent nose picking tweens. Don’t expect to see Salman Khan attempt to shake his ‘bootaay’ on this one. We have the IIFA or the Filmfare or ‘whatchamacallits’ for that.

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards which took place on August 28 has somehow managed to get by without much controversy is the highest viewed , highest rated MTV Video Music Award show in history and MTV’s highest rated broadcast of all time, drawing in a record-breaking 12.4 million viewers

Let us look back into one of the memorable moments at the VMA’s in the past:

1989: 

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay gets a lifetime ban on MTV for singing nursery rhymes such as

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
Had a wife, loved to beat her
Smacked her twice across the head
Fucked her ass and went to bed

 

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1992:

MTV asked Nirvana to perform ‘Smells like teen spirit’ while the band wanted to perform new songs such as ‘Rape Me’ and ‘Tourette’s’ which werent exactly network friendly. During their performance, much to the horror of the MTV execs, Kurt Cobain sang the first few lines of the song, “Rape Me”,  before continuing their regular performance of “Lithium”. That same night, bassist Krist Novoselic decided to toss his bass into the air for dramatic effect. He misjudged the landing, and the bass ended up bouncing off of his forehead, forcing him to stumble off the stage in a daze.

Before the show, Axl Rose picked a fight with Cobain over Courtney Love, while Dave Grohl egged them on. Because of the dispute Rose had with Axl,  Cobain spat on the keys of what he thought was Axl’s piano. Cobain later revealed that he was shocked to see Sir Elton John play on the piano he had spat on.

1996: 

Oasis performed ‘Champagne Supernova‘, with lead vocalist Liam Gallagher making rude gestures at brother Noel as he was playing his guitar solo, then spitting beer all over the stage before storming off.

1997:

Marth Stewart along with Busta Rhymes present the award for the Best Dance Video to the Spice Girls for their music video “Wannabe“. (Thank god, the 90s are over!)

1999:

Diana Ross cups Lil’ Kim’s boob, while she laughs. (Le Horreur)

2001:

Britney Spears performs ‘I’m a slave, for you’ dancing with an albino python on her shoulders and also danced with a tiger in a cage. PETA was all over this spectacle, accusing her of animal cruelty. Possibly, for making the tiger endure such GODAWFUL music.

2003: 

Madonna performs as a groom locking lips with her brides- both Britney Spears and Cristina Aguilera.

2006: 

Kid Rock picks a fight with Tommy Lee during Alicia Keys performance. The only thing they both have in common, besides horrible taste in clothes is , Pamela Anderson.

2009:

Kanye West snatches the mike away from Taylor Swift while he presents her the Award for the ‘Best Female Video’, announcing to the audience how ‘Beyonce’ is the one who REALLY deserves this award. Barack Obama called him a ”Jackass” the next day.

2010:

Lady Gaga shows up wearing a dress made of meat.

2011

Lady Gaga, who is dressed as the late comedian Lenny Bruce , while her perfomance with, Queen Guitarist, Brian May, slips on spilt beer.