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Ahead of 2014's MTV VMA Awards we relive some of the most memorable moments from throughout the years, counting down to reveal the most shocking VMA moment ever.
Let's kick this countdown off with a light but classic one. Did anyone catch the moment that a man ran on to the stage during 'Ye and Hov's performance of 'Otis' in 2011? Thankfully for Kanye and Jay (or for the man, depending on Kanye's mood) he was removed by security quickly.
At the 1999 VMA's Madonna and Paul McCartney presented the award for 'Video Of The Year'... The one and only Lauryn Hill won. But unfortunately for her Mr McCartney announced the winner was "some guy names Laurence Hill". Awkward. Picture: Getty
When Justin Timberlake was awarded with the 'Video Vanguard Award' at the 2013 VMA's the former band member did an incredible performance that spanned his life's work, including a 15-minute medley with N Sync which saw them perform 'Bye Bye Bye' amongst other hits. 'N Sync fans rejoiced. Picture: PA
Do you remember seeing the footage of Triumph The Insult Comic Dog winding up stars all across the room at the 2002 VMAs? And remember seeing what happened when he got in Eminems face? Eminem pushed the puppet moaning "I've had my TV time". Picture: Getty
Same person, same year. Eminem chose the 2002 VMAs to call out Moby after the singer had beefed him for what he thought was misogynist lyrics. Whilst accepting an award Eminem said Moby was a 'Little Girl' and threatened to 'hit a man with glasses' - apparently Moby thought it was a joke until he saw Eminem backstage.
The same year that 'Ye so rudely interrupted poor Taylor Swift on the VMA stage, saw MC Lil Mama so rudely interrupt Jay Z and Alicia Keys during their performance of 'Empire State Of Mind'. No one really ever got the point of it. Picture: Getty
Whilst on stage in front of thousands at the 1999 VMAs Diana Ross randomly starting touching a near-naked Lil' Kim in a very inappropriate place. Why was Lil' Kim even wearing that outfit? It's the VMAs!
In 1997, after Notorious B.I.G's passing, P Diddy and Faith Evans performed their tribute song 'I'll Be Missing You' to their late friend and husband. As the song samples Police's 1983 song 'Every Breathe You Take', there was a beautiful moment when Police singer Sting joined the pair on stage to perform. Picture: Getty
Why did she do it? Who knows, it's Lady Gaga, maybe it's art? All we know is that Lady Gaga turned up to the 2010 VMA's wearing a dress, shoes and headpiece made of meat and no one could stop talking about it.
The performance was wild, Miley Cyrus ferociously twerking against a striped-up Robin Thicke for all the world to see. Almost as shocking as the performance itself was just how long people were talking about it afterwards... It felt like it was trending on Twitter for months didn't it?
It's something that people would most probably think nothing of in 2014, but in 2003 when Madonna (who was playing a groom) kissed her brides (Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera) in 2003, the world stopped. Unfortunately for Christina, she went second, so it's mostly known as 'the moment Madonna kissed Britney.'
The 2001 VMA's was an eery event for friends and fans of Aaliyah. The 'More Than A Woman' singer was due to present an award at the ceremony, but passed away in a plane crash just one week before the event. Missy Elliott, family and friends took to the stage to pay tribute to the late singer and a beautiful clip of Aaliyah speaking about her life was shown. It was a touching moment. Picture: Getty
At the end of her performance of 'Love On Top' in 2011, Beyoncé popped open and rubbed her belly to reveal that her and Jay Z's first child was on the way. The moment because the most tweeted event ever - and Jay Z and Kanye West's reaction from the sidelines pretty much summed up the atmosphere inside the ceremony.
To date, this must be one of Eminem's most iconic performances. It'a hard to believe it's now 14 years old, but in 2000 Eminem opened the VMAs from outside the ceremony, stood in front of who knows how many Eminem lookalikes and asked the famous question; "Will the real slim shady please stand up?" Picture: Getty
Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all-time! It's an obvious choice, but the moment that Kanye West stormed the stage to tell Taylor Swift that Beyoncé deserved to win the 'Best Female Video Award' over her, really was one of the best VMA moment - and one of the best Kanye moments - of all time.